Donaldson Co. to acquire gas-turbine filter maker in the Middle East

Donaldson Co. recently agreed to buy a gas-turbine filter maker in the United Arab Emirates that generates just $22 million in annual revenues but offers sizable growth potential and much-desired geographic diversity. The purchase of Northern Technical, a manufacturer of air filter intake systems for gas turbines, is expected to give Bloomington-based Donaldson a new perch from which to manage its existing Europe, Middle East and African gas turbine business.

Standard Aero establishes new component repair and development capabilities in Canada

Standard Aero’s Component Services (SACS), located in Cincinnati, Ohio has expanded its component repair and development facilities with the addition of new capabilities at its Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada campus.

P&W Power Systems to provide new gas turbine generator package for Argentina plant

P&W Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has announced a contract with Generación Frías S.A., a subsidiary company of Albanesi S.A., to provide an FT4000 Swiftpac unit for its location in Frías, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. This will be the first FT4000 Swiftpac in Latin America. To be delivered in 2014, the unit is expected to start commercial operation in May 2015.

LPP combustion skid targets smooth dual-fuel operation in microgrids

LPP Combustion thinks their breakthrough can advance microgrid applications in places like the Williston Basin oilfields, capturing the associated natural gas at the well site to generate electricity for use in oil/gas operations and the surrounding communities.

LPP Combustion LLC, the Columbia, MD-based combustion technology company recently touted yet another proposed well site solution to North Dakota's seemingly intractable flaring problem as part of a presentation at the power conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in Baltimore.

Life cycle costs front and center at Turbo Expo 2014

Turbo Expo 2014 took place in Dusseldorf, Germany in June under the auspices of the ASME’s International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI). Mike Ireland, ASME Managing Director ASME Research & Technology Development, introduced the keynote session by calling Turbo Expo the “flagship conference for ASME”, and as such, this year’s event enjoyed a highest ever attendance at over 3000 people, up from 2400 in 2013. A further record was set with had 1,229 papers presented in 329 sessions. The exhibit featured 118 vendors.

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Alstom to supply equipment worth $450m for Mexican gas power plant

Alstom recently won contracts worth nearly €335 million ($450m) to supply a power island (KA24) for Iberdrola’s Monterrey III combined cycle power plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon.

MHPS, Hitachi to provide H-25 gas turbine for combined cycle plant in China

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Hitachi (China) have jointly secured a contract to provide an H-25 gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng Thermal Power (NKTP). The new gas turbine will be an important component of a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant with about 50MW output.

FGE, Starwood to build two 747 MW combined cycle facilities in Texas

FGE Power LLC and its subsidiary FGE Texas, LLC, recently announced that they have agreed to strategically partner with an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global LLC to finance and build two identical 747 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) facilities near Westbrook and Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas

Alstom wins $433m Brazilian order for supply of wind turbines

Alstom SA, a French power-equipment maker, has agreed to supply 127 wind turbines to Renova Energia SA (RNEW11) in Brazil in a contract worth about 320 million euros ($433 million).

Renova Energia will receive ECO 122, ECO 110 and ECO 100 wind turbines models for its 355.5-MW Umburanas complex in the northeastern state of Bahia, Alstom said in a statement. The turbines, to be made at Alstom’s plant in Bahia, are expected to be delivered between January 2017 and January 2018.

Elliott compressors to power Dow ethylene plant in Texas

Elliott Group will supply the main compression equipment for Dow Chemical Company’s world-scale cracker to be built in Freeport, TX.  Known as LHC-9, the plant will take advantage of shale gas-based ethane feed stocks.


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