Alstom GT26 gas turbine proves to be effective with shale gas
June 13 2013 -
Alstom’s GT26 gas turbine can already handle shale gas and other variable fuels as internal calculations show that shale gas and LNG will be within the company’s hydrogen gas experience range. In Algeria, Alstom could prove the C2+ variation tolerance of its turbine by running the combustion chambers with 15 percent C2+. At the VGB Congress in Friedrichshafen, Germany held recently, Dr. Klaus Knapp, group head, combustor operations and emissions with Alstom, said a hydrogen content of up to 15 percent volume can be handled by the company’s GT26 turbines.
APR Energy starts up new 200MW gas turbine project in Uruguay
June 11 2013 -
APR Energy has recently started commercial operation of its 200MW temporary power generation project in Uruguay, divided across two sites in La Tablada and Punta del Tigre. The two revamped plants, together with the additional 100MW of turbines installed by APR Energy last July, now help increase Uruguay's power production capacity by a total of 300MW.
Dresser-Rand and Honeywell to create integrated control platform
June 11 2013 -
Dresser-Rand, a supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power and process industries, recently reached an agreement with Honeywell to grant plant managers control of not only turbomachinery, but all plant equipment using a single completely integrated control platform.
Little Barford power station gets greener after £100m upgrade
June 10 2013 -
The Little Barford Power Station at Gallow Hill, south of St. Neots in Bedfordshire, has recently been given a £100million upgrade to be more environmentally friendly. The power station is part of RWE Generation and was opened in 1996. At full capacity could generate 680MW of electricity – enough to power half a million homes.
Six Siemens F-class gas turbines to power two Algerian plants
June 10 2013 -
Siemens has recently been awarded a contract to supply power plant components, including six F-class gas turbines, for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined cycle power plants in Algeria. The clients are Daewoo E&C Co., Ltd and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd, Korean companies that are building the two power plants for Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), the state-run energy provider in Algeria.
Abengoa to develop 440MW combined cycle plant in Oregon at $364m
June 7 2013 -
Abengoa, a Spanish technology company that offers solutions in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by U.S. power company, Portland General Electric (PGE) to develop a 440 MW combined cycle power plant, to supply electrical energy to half the population of Portland, Oregon. The project is valued at USD 364 million and is expected to be completed in 36 months.
Denizli combined cycle plant to power Turkey with 775MW electricity
June 3 2013 -
Start-up of the delayed 775 MW Denizli power plant, developed at a cost of €600 million under a joint venture between RWE and Turcas, is expected to take place soon, according to RWE. The combined cycle gas turbine plant was initially planned to commence full commercial operation at the end of 2012.
Italian combined cycle plant gets two GE LM6000-PD turbines
June 3 2013 -
GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology has recently been installed at Tamarete Energia’s new, 104 MW combined-cycle plant near Ortona, Italy. The plant will generate enough power for approximately 34,500 Italian homes. GE’s flexible gas turbine technology, which helps integrate wind and solar energy into the grid, will allow the new plant to generate high-efficiency and environmentally friendly electrical power, balancing the reduction of contribution from wind and solar generation. The plant is located in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo.
In consortium with General Electric, METKA S.A. recently announced the signing of a new contract with Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE Spa), for development of a new gas-fired power plant.
The project concerns the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning of an open cycle gas turbine power plant with two gas turbines and a total output of 368 MW located in Hassi R’mel, Algeria.
Capstone’s C200 microturbines to provide 1.2 MW power at Hudson Yards
May 31 2013 -
Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently announced it received a major order for multiple buildings from New York-based Related Companies, an environmentally conscious real estate development and investment firm. Capstone distributor RSP Systems, headquartered in Bronx, NY, secured the order.