Elliott has closed its Missouri Service Center

In July, Elliott closed its Barnhart, Missouriservice center, known as Elliott MVP Services.
Mike Lordi, Vice President,Global Service, said, “After careful evaluation of ourservice center capacity, we have decided to consolidate the operations of our St. Louisservice center with those of our Crown Point, Indiana service center; Jacksonville , Florida service center, and Elliott’s US Field Service operations.”

Oil-fired Siemens F-class demonstrates 25 ppm NOx

Siemens builds on its successful SGT6-5000F gas turbine platform with a step change in NOx emissions while firing fuel oil by demonstrating 25 ppm NOx emissions with water injection. The current industry standard is 42 ppm for other OEM F-Class gas turbines.

Co-Re-based alloys: a new material for gas turbines

It is estimated that future gas turbines will function at temperatures 200⁰C higher than those of today and that the materials currently in use cannot withstand such high temperatures. So there is a need to investigate new materials capable of resisting very severe temperature conditions and the heavy load on modern gas turbines.

Crude oil-gas fired turbines for Saudi Arabia

Siemens Energy has received an order to supply six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators for Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia. The customer is the Korean construction company Samsung C&T, which is erecting the facility for Al-Mourjan Project Company, a consortium under the direction of the independent power producer ACWA Power. Following project completion in mid-2017, Rabigh 2 IPP will have an installed electrical generating capacity of 2,060 megawatt to supply Makkah Province with electric power.

GT13E2 starts up in China

The latest GT13E2 gas turbine has been successfully synchronized to the grid in open cycle mode at the Shenzhen Nantian Electric Power Company’s combined cycle power plant in Guangdong Province, China. The new unit will run alongside a GT13E2 installed at Nantian in 1995. As part of the deal Alstom also has a long term service agreement with Nantian covering three maintenance cycles for both GT13E2 units. The plant in combined-cycle mode is scheduled to enter commercial operation in April 2014.

Pilot project for carbon capture starts up at Tampa IGCC plant

A pilot project has started up to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida. The project, which is approximately $3 million under budget, included $168 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

New president and CEO for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

David M. Walsh has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) effective April 1, 2014.  In this new role, Mr. Walsh has responsibility for all aspects of the business in the Western Hemisphere.  Mr. Walsh will also be a Corporate Officer of MHPSA’s parent company, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. in Japan.

Alstom sells its auxiliary components business to Triton

Alstom has agreed to sell its auxiliary components business to Triton, a leading European investment firm, for an Enterprise Value of around €730 million. The transaction was approved by the Board of directors of Alstom on 31 March.

This project is part of the non-core asset disposal programme, announced by Alstom last November. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 1st half of fiscal year 2014/15.

Alstom to supply GT13E2 gas turbines to Iraq

Eni Iraq has awarded a turnkey contract to Alstom for construction of the 740MW Zubair gas-fired power plant, near Basra in southern Iraq.

Under the €400m contract, Alstom will be responsible for engineering, building and commissioning the plant, as well the supply of key equipment, most notably four highly reliable GT13E2 gas turbines.

Petronas to buy gas turbines for installations

GE has signed a new seven-year Global Frame Agreement with Petronas, Malaysia’s leading oil and gas corporation. The agreement, which includes an option to renew for a further three years, calls for GE to supply gas turbine packages for Petronas’ onshore and offshore projects in Malaysia and other countries around the world.

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