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.
Dresser-Rand sells new DATUM centrifugal compressor model to Pemex
May 10 2013 -
Dresser-Rand, supplier of rotating equipment solutions, recently reached a milestone when it sold its 1,000th DATUM centrifugal compressor ---the new DATUM I centrifugal compressor – to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), to supplement capacity on its existing Abkatun-D Platform located in the Tabasco Field in the Bay of Campeche. Dresser-Rand will engineer, fabricate, install and test the two compression modules with an expected delivery to Pemex in early 2014.
IDGC of Centre to connect Tutaevsky combined cycle gas turbine unit to its electric networks
May 9 2013 -
As part of the scheme of power supply to the grid of the Tutaevsky combined cycle gas turbine unit of Yaroslavl Generation Company, IDGC of Centre continues the construction of the 110/10 kV PGU-CHP Substation and a cable line in Tutaev of the Yaroslavl region.
The new substation will connect the generating facility with high-voltage networks and the substation Tutaev 220/110 kV of FGC UES and provide electricity to enterprises of the Industrial Park on the site of the Tutaevsky engine plant. The investment will amount to 162 mln rubles.
Iran plans to change gas power plants to combined cycle plants
May 6 2013 -
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".