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Sunny outlook
GE has successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance inverters for the 96.2-megawatt (MW) DC Hosoe solar plant. The project, developed by Pacifico Energy, is the biggest solar farm in the Kyushu region in Japan.

The 50 units of 1.26-MW Brilliance inverters delivered to the project met the customer’s requirements for both reliability and cost competitiveness. Along with the inverters, GE also supplied transformers, ring main units and recombiners.

Join the JIP
2H Offshore has announced the launch of the Measurement-based Wellhead Fatigue Joint Industry Project (JIP), which will see 2H Offshore work with operators to improve riser, wellhead and conductor fatigue estimates and make drilling operations more reliable and efficient. The project aims to provide a measurement-based foundation for drilling riser system modelling to ensure that riser, wellhead and conductor fatigue damage can be more accurately assessed. Currently, eight major oil and gas operators have joined the JIP. 2H invites any other interested industry partners to join the JIP and in turn benefit from the field data insights.

Pump it up
Hughes Pumps has delivered two 500hp containerised pumpsets to leading Netherlands specialist water jetting contractor Europoort Industrie Diensten B.V. (EID). Each of the two 500hp, HPS5000 pumps has a performance of 200lpm at 1000bar (53gpm at 15,000psi) and is driven by a Tier 4, emissions compliant Volvo engine.

The HPS5000 pumps, sold by Hughes Pumps’ agent for mainland Europe, DERC Jetting Systems, will be used for a range of industrial tank and pipeline cleaning projects.