New Build Europe 2009: Evaluating the challenges and opportunities in a carbon constrained world (NBEC0609)

Venue: Hotel Vierjahreszeiten Kempinski

Location: Munich, Germany

Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2009
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The outlook for fossil generation has changed dramatically, mainly due to the pressures arising from escalating concerns about carbon dioxide emissions, coupled with cost hyperinflation and supply chain problems. However, despite the inevitability of increased constraints on carbon use, we cannot simply walk away from the new build of fossil fuelled generation or its potential contribution to keeping the lights on and maintaining a diversified and secure energy mix.

New Build Europe 2009 - new fossil generation conference
Modern Power Systems and VIBevents is delighted to announce New Build Europe 2009, VIB's third conference to explore the role of new fossil generation in the fuel mix.

Taking place on 30 June and 1 July 2009 at the Hotel Vierjahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, Germany, the New Build Europe 2009 conference has been designed to analyse the critical issues that surround key projects under construction and planned for the future. Other themes to be addressed at the 2009 conference includes repowering schemes, advanced combined cycle technologies, clean coal and carbon capture readiness, and the recent Energy and Climate Change Package.

Presentations of challenges and opportunities of a carbon-constrained world
By attending the New Build Europe 2009 conference, you will have the opportunity to discover the future challenges and opportunities that exist in a carbon-constrained world through case study lead presentations from Europe’s biggest utilities.

Question and answer session: ‘Clarifying the current position of European fossil fuel power’, led by Dr. Erich Schmitz, member of the executive board, E.ON Kraftwerke, Germany
Case study: ‘RWE developments on new technologies for clean coal and carbon capture and storage (CCS)’, Dr. Johannes Ewers, head of CCS and new technologies, RWE, Germany
Case study: ‘Commissioning Torrenord and starting work at Porto Tolle’, Leonardo Arrighi, director of planning new construction, Enel, Italy
Case study: ‘Clean coal technologies and future prospects’, Mogens Skov, director of machinery and process, DONG Energy, Denmark
Case study: ‘Environmentally friendly power generation’, Lothar Balling, VP Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions Europe/CIS, Siemens Energy, Germany
Reviewing the relevant legislation within the Energy and Climate Change Package, Patrick Clerens, secretary-general, European Power Plant Suppliers' Association, Belgium
The above is just a preview of the conference proceedings. To view the full programme, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Site visit to Irsching power plant
As a delegate, you will attend the world’s largest and most efficient combined-cycle gas turbine at E.ON's plant location Irsching in Bavaria, Germany, on the afternoon of day two.

Efficient combined-cycle plant
The Irsching 4 power plant will deliver over 530 netto MW in combined cycle operation and is designed to achieve more than 60% efficiency.

The new power plant provides enough energy to supply a city or region with three million people. For design, development, manufacturing and verification at the Irsching 4 prototype plant, approximately €500 million has been invested.

E.ON Kraftwerke, a subsidiary of E.ON Energie, will operate the plant after a trial operation.

Siemens is building the plant on the site of an existing power station in Irsching near Ingolstadt. Unit 1 (151MW) was closed down and unit 2 (312MW) is in cold reserve, while unit 3 supplies 415MW. Siemens is in fact building two combined cycle power plants at Irsching: Irsching 4 is a 530MW netto unit planned for 2011 and Irsching 5 is the new 845MW netto unit, which is planned to enter operation in 2009.

On the site visit, you will learn about their experiences building this path-breaking facility and plans for construction of the world’s most efficient combined cycle plant.

Access to power technology professionals
New Build Europe 2009 will provide insight to a wide range of power technology professionals, including heads, directors and managers working in the following areas:

Power generation development
Power plant development
Supply chain
Project management
Energy and climate
Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
Business development
Please register your attendance using the link below and quoting reference 'MK/AG'.


Additional Information

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