Zambia completes construction of 750 MW HPP

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia, has held a launching ceremony for the Kafue Gorge Lower hydro power plant (HPP), which has a capacity of 750 megawatts (MW) and is located 90 kilometres from the capital city of Lusaka. The facility was built by China’s Sinohydro Corporation. The plant has five hydroelectric units, which are going to generate 3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity per year, a little over 15% of Zambia’s current annual power consumption.

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Japan launches world’s first test ship for CO2 transportation

Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. has launched the world’s first test ship for transporting liquefied carbon dioxide, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) reports. The hull of the ship is equipped with a marine tank for CO2 storage developed by the Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA). The vessel is 72 m long and 12.5 m wide, with a draft of 4.55 m and a tank capacity of 1,450 m3.

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Pakistan completes construction of two coal-fired TPPs with total capacity of 1.6 GW

Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, has conducted an opening ceremony for two coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs) located in Tharparkar District, Sindh Province in the south of the country, says the regional publication Business Recorder. The two TPPs, which have the capacity of 1,320 megawatts (MW) and 330 MW respectively, will generate 11.2 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, providing more than 4 million households with power.

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Ammonia cracking: innovation for hydrogen production

Air Liquide, a company specialising in industrial gas production, has announced its intention to build a pilot unit for ammonia cracking in the Belgian port of Antwerp. The project will be implemented by 2024 and will be instrumental in solving the challenge of hydrogen transportation.

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March 2023
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