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.
Centrica to overhaul gas-fired power station in UK
November 27 2015 -
British utility Centrica Plc recently announced plans to return its South Humber Bank gas-fired power station in Lincolnshire to full service in 2017. Centrica will overhaul gas turbines ahead of the start of its capacity market contract.
The 63 million pound overhaul of the 1,285 MW power station would secure its future up to 2027, the company said. The station's capacity is expected to increase by a further 14 MW as a result of the turbine upgrade.
Siemens gets funds for $8.5 billion power plant project in Egypt
November 27 2015 -
Germany's Siemens has received the first funding for its power plant project in Egypt, according to the company and electricity ministry. The 8 billion euro ($8.5 billion) deal, which calls for three combined-cycle power plants with a capacity of 4,800 MW each, plus 12 wind farms, was signed in June.
This order, said to be the biggest in Siemens' history, is expected to enhance Egypt's electricity generation by 50 percent. The project is likely to start operation in 2016, with full production by April 2018.
European bank to fund $200m for new gas-fired plant in Egypt
November 22 2015 -
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide a $200m loan for a new gas-fired power plant in Egypt. EBRD will provide the loan to the Egyptian Electricity Holding (EEHC) that will be on-lent to West Delta Electricity Production (WDEPC) to develop a 1.8GW combined cycle gas-fired power plant at Damanhour in north-west of Cairo.
First upgrade order for GT13E2 after GE-Alstom merger
November 22 2015 -
GE Power Services, a unit of General Electric (GE) recently announced the first GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine upgrade order since the completion of the GE-Alstom merger, at a combined-cycle power plant in Asia. GE will upgrade four GT13E2 gas turbines with MXL2 upgrade packages for state-owned enterprise EVN Power Generation Corporation 3 (EVNGENCO3) at the Phu My power complex in Vietnam.
GE installs 9HA gas turbines at Bhikki power plant in Pakistan
November 17 2015 -
To avoid blackouts, meet power needs, and help reduce the estimated 5 GW energy shortfall of the Punjab government, GE will provide two 9HA.01 gas turbines and associated equipment to Harbin Electric. The new 1.1 GW Bhikki combined cycle power plant will generate the power needed to supply more than six million Pakistani homes, and is likely to enter commercial operation in 2017. Harbin will handle engineering, procurement and construction of the plant.
Mitsubishi M501J gas turbines chosen for combined cycle plant in Mexico
November 13 2015 -
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) has been awarded a contract by Spain-based Iberdrola SA, to provide two M501J gas turbines and one steam turbine for the (Comisión Federal de Electricidad) CFE Noreste combined cycle power plant, located in Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico.