APR-Hertz Dayim power deal to increase Saudi’s capacity to 120 GW
May 19 2013 -
APR Energy and Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental have announced a partnership agreement to develop business for fast-track power solutions in Saudi Arabia, with APR saying it hopes to utilize Saudi Arabia's available natural gas resources to power turbines. There are plans to increase the Saudi's generating capacity from 55GW to 120GW by 2020 in order to meet rising demand, while supplies from the national grid can be unreliable, especially in remote locations.
GE Oil & Gas has introduced small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas solution called LNG-in-a-box system, which will allow use of natural gas as a cost-effective and cleaner transportation fuel.
The first comprehensive clean energy station of gas-steam combined circulation and cool-heat-electricity integrated supply in Southwest China – the HUANENG-Liangjiang Gas Turbine project located at Shuitu Hi-tech Industrial Park of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area (LNA), is now under construction.
This is also a major energy project to support the Cloud Computing Centre of Liangjiang New Area, and the two gas turbines are to be put into service in June and August 2014, respectively.
Siemens to appoint new members to Supervisory Board of Osram
May 19 2013 -
Effective as of the public listing of Osram Licht AG, Siemens will appoint new members to the Supervisory Board of the lighting company. The future Supervisory Board will include Peter Bauer, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, and Joachim Faber, former member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG since 2012. Siegfried Russwurm, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, will retain his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Osram for an interim period.
MHI completes acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
May 19 2013 -
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS). The acquired company will now be known as PW Power Systems and will be a core asset for a recognized global leader in the power generation industry. PW Power Systems will be headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
The Energy Department recently announced that it has conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction LLC (Freeport) to export domestically produced Liquefied Natural Gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas. Freeport previously received approval to export LNG from this facility to FTA countries on February 10, 2011.
German CHP law makes Lausward combined cycle plant economically feasible
May 16 2013 -
The 595 MW Lausward combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Dusseldorf, Germany, which is still under construction, may be the first of many such plants to come on stream in the country, thanks to the German CHP law. The Lausward plant is expected to achieve a new record in efficiency, power, output and heat extraction. Siemens aims for an electrical unit output of around 595MW with a net efficiency of over 61 percent at the plant – a record for both parameters.
EIB to provide $182m loan for combined cycle power plant in Poland
May 16 2013 -
The European Investment Bank announced recently that it is providing a loan of $182 million for a joint venture, including Polish utility Tauron and state-owned national gas and oil company PGNiG to build a 450-MW CCGT power plant in the southeastern industrial city of Stalowa Wola. Another $182 million in loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was announced last month.
Siemens Energy has recently opened a facility in Charlottesville, Virginia for the innovative commercial production of airfoil ceramic cores for gas turbine blades and vanes using the TOMO technology, initially developed by Mikro Systems, Inc. The advancements are expected to improve the cooling capability of gas turbine blading, thus enabling higher levels of engine performance and efficiency for future Siemens Gas Turbines. This technology is available to Siemens as a part of the Technology License agreement with Mikro Systems.
GE to supply aeroderivative gas turbine equipment to Statoil Petroleum
May 12 2013 -
GE Oil & Gas and Norway-based Statoil Petroleum AS have signed two new, five-year frame agreements that call for GE to supply turbomachinery equipment as well as services to support Statoil’s installed fleet of GE turbomachinery. The equipment will be deployed primarily for Statoil’s onshore and offshore projects in Norway, as well as for other global activities, between 2013 and 2018, according to General Electric.