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.
Canadian project to develop supercritical CO2 turbine
May 29 2013 -
Carleton University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering recently announced that Natural Resources Canada has invested $1.44 million through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for a research project that will create a pilot-scale gas turbine facility to develop technology for efficient electricity generation. The funding is part of ongoing research and development efforts to reduce capital and operating costs, and increase the energy efficiency of, cleaner coal and carbon capture and storage systems.
Siemens to deliver five SGT6-2000E gas turbines to Saudi Arabia
May 29 2013 -
Saudi Electricity Company has awarded Siemens Energy two contracts valued at approximately SAR1 billion ($266 million) for the supply of five SGT6-2000E gas turbines to power stations in the Rafa, Rafha, Qurayyat and Arar areas as well as for the construction of the Al-Kharj-2 substation.
Black Hills starts building 132MW gas-fired station in Wyoming
May 27 2013 -
US-based diversified energy company Black Hills Corporation has begun construction of its new 132MW gas-fired Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station, located five miles (8 km) southeast of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The plant will include one simple-cycle combustion turbine unit and one combined-cycle unit and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2014.
GE upgrades gas/oil separation plant for Saudi Aramco
May 27 2013 -
GE has replaced an aging compressor control system recently at Saudi Aramco's Haradh gas/oil separation plant in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province with advanced technology that automates the control process for three compressors and will improve performance and production. The new system was commissioned earlier this year and is operating successfully at the plant. This marks the first compressor control project with Saudi Aramco for GE's Measurement & Control business, building upon GE's past experience of providing turbine and generator controls for the company.
California’s new 800MW power plant goes online three months early
May 20 2013 -
California's newest power plant, the 800 MW CPV Sentinel Energy Project, has begun flowing electricity to the grid three months early, in time for the summer heat. Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV), GE unit GE Energy Financial Services and Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC) said the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and the California Energy Commission have declared commercial operations while the Chief Building Officer issued a final Certificate of Occupancy for the natural gas-powered plant in Riverside County.
Siemens develops turbo compressor with 8-14 MW capacity for sulfuric acid industry
May 20 2013 -
Siemens is expanding its compressor portfolio with a turbo compressor which has been especially developed for the sulfuric acid industry. With a rotor diameter of 2,240 millimeters and a capacity range of between 8 and 14 MW, the new single-stage STC-SOF (22) turbo compressor is the largest and highest-capacity machine of its class.
APR-Hertz Dayim power deal to increase Saudi’s capacity to 120 GW
May 19 2013 -
APR Energy and Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental have announced a partnership agreement to develop business for fast-track power solutions in Saudi Arabia, with APR saying it hopes to utilize Saudi Arabia's available natural gas resources to power turbines. There are plans to increase the Saudi's generating capacity from 55GW to 120GW by 2020 in order to meet rising demand, while supplies from the national grid can be unreliable, especially in remote locations.
GE Oil & Gas has introduced small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas solution called LNG-in-a-box system, which will allow use of natural gas as a cost-effective and cleaner transportation fuel.