Power augmentation deliver 11.5% more power in Frame 7EA gas turbines

Wood Group GTS has completed the installation of four EcoValue power augmentation systems on four GE Frame 7EA gas turbines at a 300MW cogeneration plant in Texas. The EcoValue system increases turbine output and efficiency and the plant is experiencing significant performance improvements, yielding a 11.5% increase in power output and a 2.5% decrease in heat rate on one combined cycle block (two gas turbines and one steam turbine).

GE sells gas turbine rental business to APR

APR Energy has bought  GE’s international power rental projects business for US$314 million. APR will pay $64 million in cash with GE taking the remainder in APR shares, giving it a 16.5% stake in the power rental company.

The rental business rents mobile gas turbines and has a fleet of 520 MW. It currently has 20 large gas turbines rented on contracts in Bangladesh, Iraq, the US Virgin Islands, Canada, Australia and Dubai.

Alstom to upgrade UK’s biggest combined cycle plants

Alstom has agreed plans for a major upgrade with RWE Generation to implement its high performance MXL2 upgrade package on all nine gas turbines at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe facilities - Britain's two biggest gas-fired combined cycle power plants.

The five GT26 gas turbines at Pembroke and four at Staythorpe will each be retrofitted with the multi-mode MXL2 upgrade, which offers increased performance, substantial improvements to operational efficiency and enhances availability through increased maintenance intervals.

Abengoa will develop a new 100 megawatt solar plant in South Africa

Abengoa has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) of South Africa to develop Xina Solar One, a 100 megawatt (MW) parabolic trough plant with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts. This project will form the largest solar complex in Africa together with Abengoa's plant KaXu Solar One that is currently under construction in the country.

Sundyne introduces no-leak, vertical !PI 685 Sealless Magnetic Drive pump

Sundyne recently unveiled its first vertical in-line sealless magnetic drive centrifugal API 685 compliant pump, boldly advancing its portfolio of highly reliable sealless, API-compliant fluid handling solutions.

100th Mobilepac bound for Algeria

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., announced today that its one hundredth MOBILEPAC(R) unit is complete and will be delivered to Sonelgaz, the state-owned utility in charge of electricity and natural gasdistribution in Algeria.

Power augmentation of 7EA gas turbines

Wood Group GTS has completed the installation of four EcoValue power augmentation systems on four GE Frame 7EA gas turbines at a 300MW cogeneration plant in Texas. The EcoValue system increases turbine output and efficiency and the plant is experiencing significant performance improvements, yielding 11.5% increase in power output and a 2.5% decrease in heat rate on one combined cycle block (two gas turbines and one steam turbine).

Capstone offers LNG/Diesel fueled marine microturbines

Capstone Turbine is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors. In addition, the company has launched a contest that will give away up to 130 kilowatts of marine power to three existing or new ship owners.

UK order for gas chromatograph alternative

Orbital Gas Systems Ltd., has received an order for eight (8) retail units of its GasPTi device from National Grid in the United Kingdom (UK).

U.S. Navy tests the most powerful high-speed generator ever built

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES) engineers conducted full scale testing of a 7,000 rpm, 6,600 volt, 14-megawatt high-speed generator (HSG) at the Land Based Test Site, September 19. The prototype provides six times more power than lower speed, conventionally cooled, similar sized generators currently available.

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