Rock Island Arsenal to replace coal with natural gas at $22.4m

The Rock Island Arsenal announced a $22.4 million deal with Honeywell recently, to replace its 101-year-old coal-fired central steam plant in Illinois with natural gas boilers throughout the island. The conversion is expected to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New power plant control system from Siemens

Siemens has launched the SPPA-T3000 R7.2, a new release of its power plant control system, which is said to focus even more on the human-machine interface (HMI). New functions and simplified operations are expected to help control room personnel perform their day-to-day work more efficiently and more effectively, and react reliably and quickly in critical situations. The new SPPA-T3000 R7.2 will be part of all of Siemens' new power generation control solutions and can also be integrated or retrofitted to existing control systems.

RWG to maintain Siemens gas generators for Dubai Petroleum

Dubai Petroleum has awarded RWG (a Siemens and Wood Group company) two maintenance contracts for the overhaul of its Siemens aero-derivative industrial gas generators. The scope of service under these contracts includes major overhauls of Industrial RB211 24 GT and Industrial Avon 1535-200 gas generators, requiring full disassembly, inspection and repair or replacement of unserviceable components.

Capstone Turbine receives 1.4MW of follow-on orders for microturbines

Capstone Turbine has announced that it recently received 1.4MW of orders from E-Finity Distributed Generation for microturbines. These microturbines are likely to be used for oil and gas operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions. E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's distributor for the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, has secured multiple orders totaling 1.4MW of electric power.

Iran allocates $3.5bn to convert gas plants to combined cycle facilities

In its current fiscal year's national budget, Iran has allocated 100 trillion rials (about $3.5 billion) to go into turning gas power plants into combined cycle plants, said Alireza Daemi, deputy minister of energy in planning and economic affairs. The current gas power plants suffer very low performance and by converting them into combined cycle facilities the performance will be improved, he said.

Toshiba to supply two sets of 175MW STGs for Mexican combined cycle plant

Toshiba Corporation recently announced that it has received an order to supply two sets of steam turbine and generators (STG) for the Norte III Combined Cycle Power Plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. Toshiba is likely to start delivery of STG to the site from August 2016 and the plant is scheduled to come on line in August 2017.

Fluor to develop 1,600MW natural gas-fired plant in Virginia

Dominion Virginia Power recently awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract to Fluor, to develop a 1,600MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County, Virginia, US. The natural gas-fuelled power station is likely to involve an estimated investment of more than $1bn.

IPP3 engine plant to produce 573MW for Jordanian grid

Elliott Group opens turbomachinery service center in Tianjin, China

Elliott Group announced recently that it will open a new, 5,780-sq.m. turbomachinery service center in the Technological and Economic Development Area (TEDA) of the Binhai New District, Tianjin, China. The new facility, to be opened on May 7, 2015, will repair and maintain rotating equipment for customers in the oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coal industries. The facility's location in TEDA and proximity to the Port of Tianjin Xingang is likely to make movement of equipment and components simpler.

Containerized inlet air cooling solution for gas turbines

Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, has launched YCP-2020, said to be the first containerized Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (GTIAC) mechanical based solution in the market. This new product offering expands the current portfolio of GTIAC solutions.

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