After acquiring GE rental business, APR Energy bags contract
March 29 2014 -
APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces the signing of a mobile gas turbine contract to provide fast-track power to an industrial customer in the South Pacific. The plant will comprise mobile gas turbines producing a guaranteed 60MW and will power the customer's mining operations.
The Shaanxi Jingbian Xingyuan plant started operations in December 2013 and the Yulin Yuenheng and the Xilaifeng (Wuhai 1) LNG plants came on line in January 2014. The Qianlishan (Wuhai 2) LNG plant is on schedule to start-up in December 2014.
The Jingbian Xingyuan LNG Project is located in Jingbian City and owned by Shaanxi Jingbian Xingyuan Industry Ltd. When completed, the facility will have a 1.5 million nominal cubic meters per day capacity.
GE JV to set up turbine manufacturing unit in Algeria
March 25 2014 -
GE has signed an agreement to build an industrial complex to produce gas and steam turbines in partnership with Algeria's Sonelgaz at a cost of $400 million. The complex, which will start operating in 2017, will produce six to eight generators and control systems per year with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts, officials said.
The Energy Information Administration says Europe, including all EU members plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, and the non-EU Balkan states, consumed 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2013. Russia supplied 30% (5.7 Tcf) of this volume, with a significant amount flowing through Ukraine.
Toshiba gets Indian orders for two supercritical steam turbines
March 11 2014 -
Toshiba has been awarded a contract by NTPC Limited, India’s largest state-owned energy service provider, for the supply of two 800MW super-critical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station in Darlipali, Orissa state. The new steam turbines will enter operation by early 2018. Toshiba JSW will carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the complete steam turbine and generator island packages.
Sulzer has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with China Huadian Corporation for the service of gas turbines including field service, component repair, and delivery of new capital parts. The new joint venture will operate under the name of Hua Rui (Jiangsu) Gas Turbine Services Co., Ltd. For Sulzer, this is an opportunity to become a major player for rotating equipment service in China’s power market.
Alstom has started erection and commissioning supervision for the first of its GT13E2 gas turbines being supplied for Nizhneturinskaya thermal power plant (TPP) in Urals, Russia. The company had signed a frame agreement with Renova Group in 2011for supply of five GT13E2 turbines of 180MW each to IES-Holding for use in Nizhneturinskaya and Novogorkovskaya, and Akademicheskaya TPPs.
Energy efficiency may be leading to falling electricity sales in U.S.
March 2 2014 -
U.S. electricity sales peaked in 2007 and have been declining modestly since then. Sales in 2012 were 1.9% lower than 2007 sales, and sales in the first ten months of 2013 are below the same period in 2012. While the economic recession is an obvious explanation for the decline in sales in 2008 and 2009, it is much less clear why sales have continued to decline since then, even as the economy began to recover.