Siemens to supply three power islands to South Korea

Siemens has received a fourth order for its power plant technology from South Korea and will deliver three power islands in single shaft configuration to POSCO Energy, each consisting of one H-class gas turbine, one steam turbine, one generator and one heat recovery steam generator, and I&C equipment. In addition, a long-term service (LTP) contract will support the reliability, availability as well as the economic operation of the three units. The order volume including the LTP contract is approximately EUR400 million. 

GE's Kuwait power plant upgrade

Kuwait’s Sabiya power plant has successfully been upgraded to combined cycle operation in the project's second phase using GE’s advanced gas turbine combined cycle technology. This recent upgrade to combined cycle mode (phase 2) has boosted the plant’s output to more than 2,000 MW, increasing Kuwait’s power generating capacity by nearly 20 per cent, according to a statement issued by GE.

APR Energy's 100MW modular turbine plant in Uruguay

APR Energy recently announced the commercial operation of its 100MW temporary power generation project in Uruguay. The modular turbine plant will provide supplementary power to a previously existing site in Punta del Tigre, approximately 40 kilometers northwest of the capital city, Montevideo. The Punta del Tigre plant is the latest APR Energy temporary power plant to be commissioned this year.

Allister Langlands takes over as chairman of Wood Group

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(Allister langlands (left) has replaced Sir Ian Wood as the new chairman of Wood Group)

Siemens' contract for 758MW CCPP in Texas

Siemens has been awarded an order for the turnkey supply of the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple, Texas, U.S. The company will supply the combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in consortium with its partner, Bechtel. The multi-shaft combined-cycle plant will be a Siemens Flex-Plant 30, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW.

Southern Company's Texas biomass power plant

Southern Company announced recently that the largest biomass plant in the U.S. is putting electricity on the grid in Texas. Austin Energy is receiving energy from the plant through a 20-year power purchase agreement. Southern Company President, Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Fanning joined state and local dignitaries at the company's Nacogdoches Generating Facility to mark commercial operation for the 100MW unit.

Alstom to provide steam tail for gas-fired plant in UAE

Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. and GS E&C have selected Alstom Thermal Power for a contract worth over €100m to supply steam tail for the 2,175MW Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant. The thermal power plant located 100km west from the capital of Saudi Arabia is being constructed by the companies for the Saudi Electric Company.

Capstone Turbine penetrates Colombian natural gas market

Capstone Turbine Corporation, a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently received multiple orders from two natural gas service companies in Colombia that total two MW of prime power generation. The first of the two new orders secured by Capstone Distributor Supernova Energy Services was for the purchase of two Capstone microturbines -- a C1000 and C200 -- which will be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) application for a large gas treatment plant near Yopal, Colombia.

Chinese wind turbine maker may bid for Vestas

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Ltd, the New York-listed wind turbine manufacturer, is considering acquiring Vestas Wind System, a maker of wind turbines, according to a China Daily report. “Ming Yang will offer 1.4 to 1.5 billion euros ($1.72 billion to $1.97 billion) to buy the Danish company,” says China Daily, citing an unnamed source.

Rolls-Royce wins $136 m trents contract

Rolls-Royce, the power systems company, has been awarded contracts worth US$136 million to supply technology and long-term services support to Dolphin Energy Limited, which transports natural gas from Qatar to UAE and Oman via a 364km subsea pipeline.

Rolls-Royce will supply Dolphin Energy Limited with three industrial Trent gas turbine compression packages. The three new trent units, each rated at 52MW, will join six similar Rolls-Royce packages that went into service at Dolphin Energy’s Gas processing plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar, in 2006.

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