Rolls-Royce installs MT30 gas turbine on aircraft carrier
January 26 2013 -
Rolls-Royce successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland recently. The MT30, at 36 MW (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s are to be installed in each ship and will provide two-thirds of the 109 MW needed to power the 65,000 tonne ships – enough energy to power a town the size of Swindon.
Siemens to supply two SGT5-8000H gas turbines to Malaysia
January 25 2013 -
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) recently signed three agreements for a RM2.47 billion combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Seberang Prai, Penang. The national utility company inked agreements with Siemens AG, Samsung Engineering and Construction Malaysia and its repair and maintenance arm, TNB Remaco.
Siemens Energy Service was recently awarded a Long-Term Service Program (LTP) contract extension for Phu My 3 combined cycle power plant. The facility is a build-operate-transfer (BOT) financed 740 MW power plant located in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. It began commercial operation in 2004 and supplies Vietnam with clean power generated by efficient gas turbines.
With the US shipping industry facing a period of upheaval and with tighter environmental restrictions coming into force over the next decade, the popularity of future marine fuels will rest upon commercial considerations. Many shipping firms have been forced to find innovative ways to preserve or recover margins eroded by lower shipping rates and higher overall costs.
Open architecture control solutions for GE heavy frame
January 17 2013 -
Wood Group GTS and Rockwell Automation have formed a strategic partnership to facilitate the joint development of a fully integrated, open architecture controls platform for power generation applications. This relationship enables Wood Group GTS to deliver services beyond a typical system integrator, working collaboratively with Rockwell Automation to provide GE heavy frame gas turbine operators with the first open archi
GE Oil & Gas to supply turbomachinery worth US $500m
January 17 2013 -
"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#231F20\">GE Oil & Gas recently won a contract worth more than US $500 million to supply turbomachinery equipment and services to Petrobras, a deep-water oil production company. The contract will serve the four new floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77) in the Cessão Onerosa region of the Santos Basin pre-salt fields, in the state of Sao Paulo.
Centrax recently completed a high-profile installation with the commissioning of its first Siemens CX400 package. This 12MW unit is now meeting 40 per cent of the hot water demand of the French city of Versailles, on the outskirts of Paris, while also producing electricity for sale to French power utility EDF.
Alstom to supply equipment for 11 gas turbines in Libya
January 14 2013 -
French power equipment and train manufacturer Alstom SA recently signed a contract to supply equipment for 11 gas turbines to Libya's power utility General Electricity Company of Libya, or GECOL. The 11 turbines were originally provided by Alstom to five different power plant locations.
Alstom to service 420 MW combined cycle plant in Moscow
January 10 2013 -
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#333333\">Alstom and JSC Mosenergo, Russia, recently signed a long-term service agreement for a PGU-420 combined cycle power plant. The contract signed for the 420 MW power generating unit # 8 at the combined heat and power plant TPP-26, located in Moscow is valued at more than Euros 100 million.