Siemens completes 834MW Ansan combined cycle plant

Siemens and its partner South Korean POSCO Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. (POSCO E&C), an affiliate of POSCO steel company, completed the Ansan combined cycle power plant in 24 months, from groundbreaking to first commercial operation date (COD). It is the fourth Siemens H-class-based combined-cycle power plant in commercial operation in Asia with an efficiency level of more than 60 percent.

Alstom to supply four HRSGs to two combined cycle plants in Texas

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately EUR90 million (over $100m) with Exelon Generation to supply four Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury). Construction of the new gas units - each will generate approximately 1,000MW on the Texas grid - is expected to begin in 2015 with commercial operation targeted for 2017.

GE to supply gas turbines for hybrid plant in KSA

Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a SAR 1bn ($267mn) contract with General Electric (GE) to buy gas turbines for Saudi Arabia's first integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) power plant. The 600MW project near the Red Sea port of Dhuba in the Tabuk region will produce 550MW of power from gas and 50MW from solar.

MAN compression modules commissioned in Santos Basin, Brazil

The two compression modules on board of FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24 have been successfully commissioned for MODEC, the EPC contractor specialized in engineering, procurement, construction and installation of FPSOs.

Entergy completes 560MW combined cycle plant in Louisiana

Entergy Louisiana, LLC announced recently that it has completed the 560MW Ninemile 6 electric generating facility in Westwego, Louisiana. The gas-fired, combined-cycle facility is owned by Entergy Louisiana, LLC and is located across the river from New Orleans in Jefferson Parish. However, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans, Inc. will purchase 25 and 20 percent of the plant output, respectively. Entergy estimates the final cost of the new facility to be approximately $655 million, which is substantially below its original budget of $721 million.

GE's gas turbines reach full baseload at Saudi Electricity Company

Four of GE’s gas turbines have reached full commercial baseload operation at Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)’s combined cycle project Power Plant 12 (PP12) in Riyadh. Eight of GE’s gas turbines would be used for SEC's combined cycle project Power Plant 12.

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GE, Cheniere sign $1billion service agreement for Sabine Pass LNG export terminal

GE has entered into a $1 billion, 20+-year service contract with Sabine Pass Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners L.P., under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, and maintenance services. GE will offer round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four LNG trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility. Each train will have six gas turbines and is expected to have nominal capacity to produce approximately 4.5 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG.

Construction begins on 799 MW gas-fired plant in Ohio

Oregon Clean Energy LLC has broken ground on a new natural gas-fired plant in Oregon, Ohio, which is expected to have a 799MW capacity. The new natural gas facility will replace electricity previously generated by a coal power plant that was closed two years ago.

Located on 30 acres of land about one mile north of the retired coal plant, the new plant is expected to cost $850 million. North American Project Development is the owner of Oregon Clean Energy and is developing the new plant.

New gas turbine air filtration system to cut corrosion, increase output

A new air filtration system from Altair, the ODSY vCell, is said to have hydrophobic properties combined with high efficiency performance, which is likely to provide gas turbine protection against environmental challenges.

Capstone will supply 25% of all industrial gas turbines by 2028

Forecast International, which continually tracks and forecasts the outlook for gas turbines, says that on the industrial and marine side, several stimuli are at work building a companion market for a related but different series of gas turbines of many sizes.  World demand for electrical power continues to rise, particularly in the rapidly developing Asian countries.


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