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.”
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
May 19 2013 -
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.
Alstom brings Slovenian coal plant to full load of 600MW
November 22 2014 -
Alstom announced recently that it has successfully operated Unit 6 of the Šoštanj coal power plant in Slovenia at its full capacity of 600 MW for the first time. This achievement in terms of reliability comes only one month after the successful completion of the synchronization of unit 6 to the Slovenian grid and the production of the first MWs, and three months after the first fire of the boiler.
Siemens wins Japanese order for two H-class gas turbines
November 21 2014 -
German engineering group Siemens recently said it has won a contract to supply two of its H-class gas turbines to Fuji Electric Co, Ltd., its first such order from Japan. The two gas turbines would be installed in a power plant on a production site of Kobe Steel in Japan's Moka City, said Siemens. The company, however, did not disclose financial details of the deal.
General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to GE. Following a proposal made during GE Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt’s recent visit to Myanmar, this new initiative will result in approximately 30 MW of additional power for Myanmar, said the press release issued by GE recently.
Siemens, Bechtel win turnkey order for 778 MW gas-fired plant
November 19 2014 -
Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, has recently been awarded the order for a turnkey supply of Panda Power Funds' Stonewall Energy Project in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the sixth order awarded to Siemens by Panda Power Funds, following the power projects Temple I and Temple II, Sherman, Liberty and Patriot. The natural-gas-fired Leesburg combined cycle power plant (CCPP) will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 778 MW. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for spring 2017.
Siemens delivers 286MW gas turbine to Florida plant
November 15 2014 -
Trying to catch up to GE in the U.S. turbine market as power companies are demanding that their manufacturers link high power capacity with high efficiency, Siemens recently delivered a third 637,000-pound unit to a power plant in Florida. Siemens has agreed to pay $7.6 billion, including an assumption of debt, for Houston’s Dresser-Rand, a firm that makes such turbines.
Petronas Floating LNG to have aeroderivative-driven compressors
November 14 2014 -
GE Oil & Gas recently said it will supply its gas turbine-driven compressor train and mechanical drive technology to Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), for a second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit being built off the coast of Sabah and Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Compression trains are used in the liquefaction process, which cools natural gas to a liquid state. GE will supply four of its PGT25+G4 gas turbine generator systems and two nitrogen trains featuring two LM6000-PF+ 2BCL907 aeroderivative gas turbines in mechanical-drive mode.
Alstom to provide four HRSGs for two combined-cycle plants in Texas
November 12 2014 -
Alstom recently signed a contract worth approximately €90 million (over $100m) with Exelon Generation to supply four Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas. Each of these will be equipped with two General Electric H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury), and is expected to generate approximately 1,000MW on the Texas grid. Construction of the new gas units is likely to begin in 2015, with commercial operation targeted for 2017.