Angola ships first LPG cargo

Angola LNG today announced the sale of its first LPG cargo from its plant in Soyo, the facility built to create value from Angola's offshore gas resources.

Curtiss-Wright buys coating, component supplier

Component Coating and Repair Services (CCRS) has about 100 employees across sites in Alfreton and Glasgow. The company provides its services to the likes of Siemens and Rolls-Royce.

The Glasgow facility specializes in the application of coatings for jet engines, while the Alfreton site focuses on turnkey component repairs for industrial gas turbines utilised in power generation and oil and gas applications.

12 Centrax packages bound for Siberia

Twelve Centrax gas turbine packages, each comprising a single 5.2MW Rolls-Royce 501-KB7 gas turbine, are being readied for service at the UstTeguss field, at the heart of the highly competitive and environmentally challenging Siberian oil and gas industry.

Olean firm can now supply backup bearings

Napoleon Engineering Services (Olean, US) are now able to supply back-up bearings for use with active magnetic bearings (AMB), where they serve as highly reliable secondary failsafe systems.

Kingsbury breaks ground to build new western USA repair facility

On January 8, 2014, Kingsbury, Inc. broke ground to officially begin construction of a new 33,000-square-foot bearing repair and service facility in Yuba City, California. The project by Yuba City contractor Hilbers Inc. should be complete in September.

Applying hermetically sealed compressors in offshore platforms

MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich has been awarded a contract for a HOFIM compressor (High-Speed, Oil-Free, Integrated Motor). It is MAN's first hermetically-sealed compressor being installed on an offshore production platform – Ivar Aasen in the North Sea, run by Det norske oljeselskap ASA.

The role of insert geometry in minimizing the cost of milling operations-II

In milling, as with all manufacturing operations, if a machine tool isn't working, it's not earning any money. Understandably then, machine shops and machinists push for the highest possible metal removal rates, but this won't necessarily minimize costs.

GE introduces gas turbine powered - LNG ship

The concept of using a combined gas turbine and steam (COGES) plant for merchant vessels, and LNG carriers in particular, was first announced by GE at The Motorship’2013 Gas Fuelled Ships conference and featured in our December issue.

The role of insert geometry in minimizing milling costs - I

Getting more life from cutting inserts is the key to minimizing costs, especially in milling operations. While it’s natural to focus on maximizing material removal rates, higher speeds can mean earlier and less predictable failure.

Cogeneration order for Mitsubishi J class gas turbine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Inc. (KEPCO E&C) for the core equipment of a combined heat and power (CHP) natural gas-fired generation plant, including an M501J gas turbine. The CHP plant is to be developed by DS Power Co., Ltd. in Osan City, Gyeonggi-do, approximately 50 kilometers south of Seoul. It is scheduled to go on stream in March 2016.

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