MCO-I begins operation in Pearland, Texas

Japanese-owned Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) has begun operation in the U.S. at its facility in Pearland, Texas, outside Houston. The complex is also known as Pearland Works, and at present handles packaging, shipping, storage, service and maintenance of compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines.

TVA completes purchase of 700MW combined cycle gas plant in Mississippi

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has purchased a 700MW combined cycle gas plant owned by Quantum Choctaw Power, an affiliate of Quantum Utility Generation. With this, the TVA has expanded its low-emission, natural gas generation fleet. The power plant is the sixth combined cycle gas facility TVA has built or purchased since 2007, which will be renamed Ackerman Combined Cycle Plant. Two more facilities are under construction.

Dresser-Rand sets up service center in Abu Dhabi

To establish its permanent presence in the Middle East, Dresser-Rand has set up a service center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company also formally committed to a new multi-purpose facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its investment in Dammam has created a multi-purpose and multi-product facility combining packaging for the Middle East with a service base in Saudi Arabia.

PW Power Systems to supply three Mobilepac units to Guinea

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), recently announced a contract with Miami Capital Holding Corporation to provide three Mobilepac units for installation in Conakry, Guinea. These units, said to be the very first Mobilepac units delivered to Guinea, will be operated by Miami Capital Holding Corporation’s subsidiary, K-Energie.

The new LM6000-PF+ promises output up to 58 MW

The LM6000-PF+ has an output between 54 MW and 58 MW (72,752 hp) and a 42.6% simple cycle efficiency. In combined cycle mode, efficiency rises to 56% (2xLM6000-PF+) and output to 139 MW. Only proven technologies from other LM6000 gas turbines and GE’s aviation engines are employed in the LM6000-PF+, which, is said to provide customers one of the best dollars-per-kilowatt solutions among aeroderivatives. This new aeroderivative gas turbine can reach full power in less than 10 minutes.

Alstom receives $65m order for 600MW hydropower project

Alstom recently received a $65 million order from the Chinese company Sinohydro to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for Uganda’s Karuma Hydropower Project. After the successful cooperation of Bui hydropower project in Ghana and Soubre project in Côte d'lvoire, this is Alstom’s third contract from Sinohydro.

Elliott to supply compressor train for Sweeny Refinery in Texas

Phillips 66 has chosen Elliott Group to supply a compressor string for a key project at its Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Texas. The project is likely to enable the refinery to meet the requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Tier 3 clean fuels standards. The engineering procurement contractor for the project is Jacobs Engineering Group.

MHI to launch compressor manufacturing and service facility at Pearland

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) is launching its new Pearland manufacturing and service facility on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The facility features over 180,000 ft² of space designed to manufacture and service process machinery for the U.S.

METS today, ATPS tomorrow

Qatar, one of the world’s leading suppliers of LNG, is home to some of the largest operating corporate chains in the Middle East, and possibly the world, proclaimed His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, at The third Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS), which opened February 15th in Doha, Qatar. This symposium comes at a time when the entire industry is alert to the role of technology in making the energy sector more reliable, more efficient and safer, he said.

National Grid and RWG sign contract for Industrial Avon gas generator overhaul

RWG has recently been awarded a new contract for Industrial Avon gas generator overhaul following a recent National Grid Sourcing Event. Tendered under the five-year ‘Framework Agreement’ established between RWG and National Grid in 2012, the scope of this award is for immediate inspection and overhaul of two Industrial Avon gas generators, as well as field service, on-site inspection, commissioning and troubleshooting services.


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