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.

Boston Gear highlights open gearing capabilities in new brochure

Boston Gear’s new brochure provides an overview of the company’s open gearing design and engineering capabilities, and gearing solutions for spur gears, worm and worm gears, spiral and straight miter gears, bevel gears, and helical gears.

Toshiba to supply steam turbines for Indonesian geothermal plant

Toshiba has received a contract from Sarulla Operations to provide three 60MW geothermal steam turbines and generators (STG) for its geothermal power plant project.

DoE project aims at 1.4 million tonnes carbon capture annually

The Department of Energy, in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon, recently announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S.

MHI bags order for post-combustion CO2 capture system in Texas

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a post combustion CO2 capture system, which will capture CO2 from flue gas from an existing coal-fired power generation plant. With a CO2 capture capacity of 4,776 metric tons per day (mtpd), the system is designed for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Texas, the U.S.A.

Kobelco expands presence in Brazil

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil Servicos Empresariais Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil (KMB) is Kobe Steel's first location established in Brazil.

Spanish firm gets combined cycle contract in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic’s biggest power company has selected the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas (TR) to head the engineering, construction and operations to convert the plants of the company Dominican Power Partners (DPP) to combined cycle from natural gas, according to a recent announcement.

The company’s aim is to boost its current 210 MW to 324 MW of energy to the national grid and the combined cycle project will be carried out at a cost of US$260 million, without the need of State guarantee, said president AES Dominicana, Edwin De los Santos, in a statement.

TVA proposes new natural gas-fired plant in Memphis

In an effort to comply with agreements to reduce emissions, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has recommended shuttering its Allen Fossil Plant and the facility's three coal-fired units, replacing them with a new natural gas-fired plant on adjacent property in Memphis, TN.

EPA’s Clean Power Plan is only a 'start'

It seems a foregone conclusion that we’re going to go with the “natural gas is a bridge fuel” logic, because it fits the current political narrative.  I’d like to put this into perspective.
This approach puts us on the “Coal-to-gas shift” initiative, underlined in red, below:


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