Iran says it will unveil 25 MW gas turbines

Iran's deputy energy minister Houshang Falahatian is reported to have said the country is manufacturing 25-megawatt gas turbines for the first time. Iran's Mapna Group boasts of an installed base of hundreds of units for its light and heavy gas turbines based on Siemens designs. Falahatian also said Iran is joining the group of ten countries possessing the technology for such turbines, an Iranian news agency reported.

New combined cycle plant planned in New York state

A natural gas combined-cycle power plant with a nameplate capacity of 549 megawatts at a cost of $615 million will be built on a 37-acre site in Marshall County approximately four miles south of Moundsville, upstate New York, with construction planned to begin in mid 2015, officials at Moundsville Power LLC announced today.  Moundsville Power LLC is a Buffalo, New York-based independent power plant developer.  

Crude oil-gas fired turbines for Saudi Arabia

Siemens Energy has received an order to supply six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators for Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia. The customer is the Korean construction company Samsung C&T, which is erecting the facility for Al-Mourjan Project Company, a consortium under the direction of the independent power producer ACWA Power. Following project completion in mid-2017, Rabigh 2 IPP will have an installed electrical generating capacity of 2,060 megawatt to supply Makkah Province with electric power.

GT13E2 starts up in China

The latest GT13E2 gas turbine has been successfully synchronized to the grid in open cycle mode at the Shenzhen Nantian Electric Power Company’s combined cycle power plant in Guangdong Province, China. The new unit will run alongside a GT13E2 installed at Nantian in 1995. As part of the deal Alstom also has a long term service agreement with Nantian covering three maintenance cycles for both GT13E2 units. The plant in combined-cycle mode is scheduled to enter commercial operation in April 2014.

Pilot project for carbon capture starts up at Tampa IGCC plant

A pilot project has started up to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida. The project, which is approximately $3 million under budget, included $168 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

New president and CEO for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

David M. Walsh has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) effective April 1, 2014.  In this new role, Mr. Walsh has responsibility for all aspects of the business in the Western Hemisphere.  Mr. Walsh will also be a Corporate Officer of MHPSA’s parent company, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. in Japan.

Alstom sells its auxiliary components business to Triton

Alstom has agreed to sell its auxiliary components business to Triton, a leading European investment firm, for an Enterprise Value of around €730 million. The transaction was approved by the Board of directors of Alstom on 31 March.

This project is part of the non-core asset disposal programme, announced by Alstom last November. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 1st half of fiscal year 2014/15.

Alstom to supply GT13E2 gas turbines to Iraq

Eni Iraq has awarded a turnkey contract to Alstom for construction of the 740MW Zubair gas-fired power plant, near Basra in southern Iraq.

Under the €400m contract, Alstom will be responsible for engineering, building and commissioning the plant, as well the supply of key equipment, most notably four highly reliable GT13E2 gas turbines.

Petronas to buy gas turbines for installations

GE has signed a new seven-year Global Frame Agreement with Petronas, Malaysia’s leading oil and gas corporation. The agreement, which includes an option to renew for a further three years, calls for GE to supply gas turbine packages for Petronas’ onshore and offshore projects in Malaysia and other countries around the world.

Planetary gearing helps provide on-demand gas pressure in Oman

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has chosen the Vorecon hydrodynamic variable speed planetary gear from Voith for the expansion of its Saih Rawl Gas Processing Plant in Oman. A total of four Vorecons will control the speed of the turbo compressors that ensure gas production and processing in the Saih Rawl gas field.


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