Iran plans to change gas power plants to combined cycle plants

Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou recently said his ministry plans to change the country's gas power plants to combined cycle power plants. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Namjou said the permission for the same has been received and related plans will be implemented this year, named as the year of "Political Epic, Economic Epic".

Siemens to deliver three SGT-500 gas turbines in Nigeria

Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract by Nigeria's Edo Cement, part of Nigeria's BUA Group, for delivery of three SGT-500 gas turbines to produce power for the Edo Cement's Okpella Cement Factory, located in Okpella, a town in Nigeria's Edo state. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for spring 2014.

GE wins maintenance contract for two gas-fired power plants in the UK

GE has signed a multimillion dollar, multi-year maintenance plan with RWE npower to provide a full range of services intended to help increase the operational flexibility and reduce costs of the gas-fired 740MW Little Barford and 400MW Great Yarmouth power plants in the UK.

IPL to build 650 MW combined cycle gas turbine power station in Indiana

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has announced plans to power the future needs of its customers by constructing thermal power plants in Indiana. IPL filed its request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to invest $631 million into a new combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station near Martinsville.

Yokogawa to supply training simulators for Saudi combined cycle plant

Japanese engineering firm Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Middle East, has received an order to supply systems and operator training simulators for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Shoaiba II combined cycle power plant, which is being built for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).

Siemens Energy to deliver two SGT5-2000E gas turbines to Uruguay

Siemens Energy has recently won an order from Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., to deliver two SGT5-2000E gas turbines with associated generators for the Punta del Tigre combined cycle power plant (535 MW) in Ciudad del Plata, Uruguay. The two power units are scheduled to come online in the fall or winter of 2015 or 2016.

New oil-injected screw compressor for air delivery

Atlas Copco has introduced a new, compact oil-injected rotary screw compressor from 7 to 37 kW: the 7-37 GA VSD+. Besides a small footprint, it offers a leap forward in Free Air Delivery (improvements of up to 12%), and a breakthrough energy-efficiency: it requires on average 50% less energy than a comparable idling compressor. This new type of compressor offering a variable speed (frequency-controlled),  will be suitable for most industries.

MAN supplies compressor technology for Chinese synfuels project

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded the contract for a major project to construct eleven turbomachinery trains in China. The contract value is in excess of 125 million Euro.

Cape Canaveral Next Generation Energy Center goes online ahead of schedule

Florida Power & Light Company announced recently that its Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center has begun generating electricity from clean, U.S.-produced natural gas. Over its operational lifetime, the new fuel-efficient plant is expected to provide FPL customers hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel and other savings over and above the cost of construction.

GTS's automated combustion tuning technology selected for Frame 7FA fleet

Wood Group GTS recently won a contract to install 15 ECOMAX systems, an automated combustion technology, of which 12 units have already been installed. The owner of a large fleet of combined-cycle power plants in the US has awarded the contract. The remaining units are scheduled to be installed later this year.

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