HOUSTON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced winners of its 2015 Top Plants in the gas-fired generation category. This year's winners are sited in very different locations, climates, and political and economic environments around the world. They deploy diverse state-of-the-art technologies to address both unique and global challenges.
Cengiz Enerji Samsun Combined Cycle Plant, Samsun, Turkey
The most efficient plant in the 50 Hz market was constructed in record time to take its place in one of the fastest growing energy markets in the world.
IPP3, Amman, Jordan
The world's largest combustion engine plant is most valuable not for its size but for essential fuel and operating flexibility, especially as Jordan adds more variable renewable generation to its grid.
Kyaukse Power Plant, Kyaukse, Myanmar
Myanmar's new government is trying to prove that it can reform the country politically and economically. An essential part of that plan is increasing access to electricity. This large reciprocating engine plant, which has also played a role in skills training and economic development, is an important step toward that goal.
Panda Temple I and Panda Sherman Combined Cycle Plants, Texas
The Texas ERCOT market is different from the other U.S. electricity markets, and it took a different sort of financing approach to get this essential new capacity on the ERCOT grid, even though the state was desperate for new generation.
Qurayyah Combined Cycle Power Plant, Qurayyah, Saudi Arabia
The most efficient plant in Saudi Arabia met its schedule even though plant size doubled after initial contract signing and construction conditions were extremely challenging.
Shepard Energy Centre, Calgary, Alberta
One of the most efficient fossil fuel–fired plants in Canada had to design for a huge range of extreme weather conditions while minimizing environmental, noise, and aesthetic impacts.
For more details about these projects, click the links above or see the September issue of POWER at www.powermag.com.
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