Siemens wins $967m contract to equip Saudi gasification power plant
August 21 2013 -
Siemens AG recently won a $966.8 million contract to provide equipment for a power station in Saudi Arabia that is slated for operation by 2016. The contract covers 15 generators, 10 combustion gas turbines, 10 heat recovery steam generators and five steam turbines for the facility that would supply electricity to the Jazan Economic City, Siemens said. The order is said to be the largest the company has received from state oil and gas company Saudi Aramco.
PW Power Systems bags first contract for sale of FT4000 Swiftpac unit
August 13 2013 -
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., recently announced the sale of its latest aero-derivative power solution, the FT4000 gas turbine, to a unit of Exelon Generation. Exelon purchased a 120 MW simple-cycle FT4000 Swiftpac power generation unit.
Though the project is still in very preliminary stages, the combined-cycle electricity plant proposed for Jessup is said to represent the most efficient technology for producing energy from natural gas. This is the latest in a number of power projects proposed for the region since natural gas began flowing up from the Marcellus Shale formation. An official from Invenergy LLC went before Jessup Borough Council recently to give an overview of the project. The company was requesting a change in the borough's noise ordinance.
MAN Diesel & Turbo recently said it has managed to reduce the nitrogen oxide emissions of their new MGT gas turbine generation to an extremely low level in test stand runs. The new gas turbine is expected to be not only highly efficient, but also particularly low in pollution.
California plant adopts fast-start technology with four Siemens F-Class turbines
August 6 2013 -
A substantial amount of gas-fired capacity has been added to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid in the past few years. The newest plant to come online is NRG’s 720-MW Marsh Landing Generating Station, near Antioch on the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.
Alstom wins $480 m contract to upgrade US natural gas plants
August 5 2013 -
GDF Suez Energy North America has awarded Alstom a long-term service contract to give its power plant fleet new flexibility. Under the terms of this $480 million contract, Alstom will provide comprehensive maintenance services and gas turbine upgrade packages for four GDF Suez natural gas-fired power stations. The plants together use 14 Alstom GT24 gas turbines and generate enough electricity to power more than three million homes in Texas and Massachusetts.