FS-Elliott unveils new series of centrifugal air compressors
September 30 2014 -
FS-Elliott Co., LLC, a manufacturer of centrifugal air and gas compressors, recently launched its Polaris+ series. The new compressor incorporates several product advancements developed to increase reliability and efficiency while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.
Based on the design of FS-Elliott’s original industrial compressors, the Polaris+ series consists of five models with flows ranging from 900 to 11500 icfm, 250 to 3000 hp, and pressures up to 150 psig.
Ansaldo Energia recently won a contract worth about €170 million to supply an open-cycle power plant in Algeria. The plant will be situated in the province of Batna in central Algeria, about 350 kilometers south of Algiers.
GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing facility in Florida
September 27 2014 -
GE Oil & Gas plans to build a $50 million advanced manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Fla. The new facility will house manufacturing operations for oil and natural gas industry equipment, including regulators and control valves, GE said recently. The facility is expected to open in November.
GE said it chose to open a facility in Florida to help meet the growing demand of its industrial technology solutions worldwide. The new facility will include advanced manufacturing processing technologies to encourage innovation of oil and gas products.
Kobelco launches service center for compressor systems
September 24 2014 -
Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. has opened a new service center in the City of La Porte, Texas. The service center is expected to provide quicker turn-around time to address the needs of Kobelco’s primary customer base in Texas and the surrounding states.
The building’s completion is expected to help customers to have an easier access to Kobelco’s know-how, customer service and compressor overhauls, ensuring reliable operation and optimum performance for many years.
GE launches new 16.5MW gas turbine for oil and gas applications
September 24 2014 -
GE recently announced at the Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston the launch of a new 16.5MW gas turbine (NovaLT16) for mechanical drive and power generation applications in the oil and gas industry. Developed by GE Oil & Gas to meet the industry’s challenges, NovaLT16 combi
Capstone captures African market with offshore order for two C1000 microturbines
September 20 2014 -
Capstone Turbine (CPST) recently received an order for two C1000 microturbines for an offshore oil and gas platform in Africa. The two C1000s will run on flare gas to power artificial lift equipment, more specifically electrical submersible pumps that are used to increase oil production.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Africa is expected to consume 4.5 million barrels of oil a day by the year 2020, up 29 percent from the present figure. This is more than twice the IEA's projection for Asia and nearly four times the world-wide rate.
Siemens to provide two compressor trains for LNG plant in China
September 17 2014 -
Siemens Energy recently received an order from Chengdu Cryogenic Liquidation Equipment Co. Ltd. to provide two compressor trains for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) project. Planned for Etuoke Qian Qi of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region with an annual capacity of 400,000 tons of LNG, the project is expected to be put into operation in December 2015.
Improved GE 9EMax gas turbines to power projects in Malaysia
September 13 2014 -
General Electric (GE) Power and Water, a division of General Electric Co, recently introduced its newly improved 9EMax gas turbine, which is expected to deliver up to 143 MW of power and up to 37 percent efficiency in simple cycle operations.
The new 9EMax gas turbines are expected to elevate the output and efficiency of the existing 9EMax gas turbines, and to open as much as RM19.2 million in new annual revenue opportunities per unit upgrade, in addition to about RM16 million in annual fuel savings.
Lloyd's Register approves gas turbine design for LNG ship
September 13 2014 -
GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have jointly announced that they have received approval in principle (AiP) for a jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The gas turbine will burn cargo boil off gas.
Siemens to equip 902 MW combined cycle plant in South Korea
September 10 2014 -
Siemens will soon deliver the power island for Dangjin 4 combined cycle power plant in South Korea. The natural gas-fired 902 MW power plant is scheduled to come on line in the summer of 2017. The order volume for Siemens including a long-term service contract is $473 million.