Siemens H-class fleet attains a cumulative 100,000 EOH

The fleet of Siemens H-class gas turbines achieved a cumulative 100,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH) at the end of September 2014. Forty of the H-class gas turbines have been sold worldwide to date and eleven of these machines are currently in successful commercial operation.

Rolls-Royce Trent for US LNG plant

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc recently said that BG Group has selected twelve of the company’s Trent 60 DLE gas turbines for its LNG Export project in Louisiana, U.S. BG Group is likely to use the turbines to drive propane and refrigerant compressors in its LNG trains.

Effect of torsional load in gear-fault diagnostics

SpectraQuest, Inc. has released a white paper on the effect of torsional braking load after conducting experiments on its Drivetrain Diagnostic Simulator.


NY Senator says Dresser-Rand sale to Siemens may lead to growth

Contradicting concerns from company employees that the sale of Dresser-Rand to the German firm Siemens could result in loss of jobs, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer recently said he was "cautiously optimistic" that the sale could mean more jobs. Schumer made the remarks after touring the Dresser-Rand plant in Painted Post, a facility in the Southern Tier.

New gas turbine to boost China's distributed energy sector

A Shanghai-based joint venture owned by Chinese and American power giants recently launched its first aeroderivative gas turbine, marking a significant step in core device manufacturing for China's distributed energy industry.

Derived from aircraft engines, the LM6000PF gas turbine burns natural gas to create energy and will be used in an industrial park in north China's Tianjin Municipality to supply electricity and heat power.

Wolverine Power proposes $100m natural gas plant for Elmira Township

Wolverine Power Cooperative recently announced a proposal for a $100 million natural gas-based power plant in Elmira Township, which is expected to provide electricity in Northern Michigan and the rest of the state.

The proposal calls for a plant to be located east of Elmira on M-32, about a quarter of a mile east of Flott Road. The entire operation would come with a cost in excess of $100 million and sit on 170 acres of land — two 40-acre parcels, one 80-acre parcel and a 10-acre parcel.

EthosEnergy supplies combustion components for GE 7EA gas turbine

EthosEnergy recently completed a contract for the supply of new manufactured combustion components for TransCanada's Ocean States power plant. The standard combustion liners and transition pieces were installed in a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at the Rhode Island site.

TransCanada required short cycle delivery of components for a scheduled outage and EthosEnergy's approach provided the necessary confidence to guarantee on-time delivery, extended warranties, and full OEM parts interchangeability.

Siemens turbines to power Dow plant

Siemens recently handed over three gas turbines and one steam turbine to Dow Stade for a new 163 MW cogeneration power plant.

New mold wrap improves efficiency in casting of gas turbine blades

Morgan Advanced Materials carried out a project recently in collaboration with an engine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a casting foundry, to develop a next generation low bio-persistent Alkaline Earth Silicate (AES) wool insulation that can replace RCF in the casting of gas turbine blades.

GE to supply equipment for 750MW combined cycle plant in Iraq

GE recently signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750MW combined cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a new power plant in Sulaimaniyah.

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