Power generation operators in Dublin to discuss gas turbine technologies

9 Jul 2012

(From left) Kazi Shamsul Alam, plant manager, Pendekar Energy; Oluwatosin Adio, project support engineer, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe; Tom Gillen, managing director, Energia Group; and Yoshiyuki Hanasawa, CEO, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe

Irish energy provider Energia is hosting an international power generation conference in Dublin this week. Representatives from 40 power plants from 23 countries, including gas turbine operators, are attending the event to discuss topics such as new power generation technologies.

The conference started yesterday and will run until Friday, 13 July. It’s taking place at Clontarf Castle.

According to Energia, countries represented at the conference include Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, the USA, India, New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Quatar, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Spain and Italy.

Energia said the aim of the event is to bring together users of the Mitsubishi M701F gas turbine, which powers part of Energia’s Huntstown Station. The company said the turbine has the capacity to generate 401 megawatts of power – the equivalent of powering up 240,000 Irish homes.

This is the first time the conference has been held in Ireland.

Energia entered the Irish energy market in 1999 via its parent Viridian Group, which has apparently invested more than €1bn in new energy generation infrastructure in Ireland since then. Energia has two gas-fired generating plants in north Dublin.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic