Turbine fracturing pump powered by natural gas commissioned in Louisiana
April 24 2012 -
Green Field Energy Services, Inc. recently announced the company’s commissioning of a turbine-driven fracturing pump, powered by natural gas, which flowed in from a pipeline at the Port of West St. Mary in South Louisiana. The fracturing pump was run on a variety of rates and pressures, designed to simulate oilfield fracturing operations, and it showcased an outstanding performance in rate and horsepower while operating on natural gas.
Alstom to rehabilitate gas-fired power plant in Iraq
April 21 2012 -
Alstom has signed a contract worth about $65 million with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for the rehabilitation of two units at Khor Al Zubair gas-fired power station, located in Basrah district, south of Iraq. Each unit is based on Alstom's GT13 gas turbine technology, originally commissioned in 1977. The first rehabilitated unit will be reconnected to the Iraqi electricity network in 2012 and the second unit will be connected before the summer peak of 2013.
Heat exchanger expertise to help produce power from waste heat
April 19 2012 -
HRS Heat Exchangers S.L.U., the Spanish arm of HRS Heat Exchangers Limited which serves the process industry, will be part of a selected companies' consortium working on ICARUS. ICARUS is an innovative, environmentally friendly CO2/lubricant absorption system for power generation from low temperature sources including industrial waste heat and solar thermal to reduce emissions and costs.
Phoenix Power's IPP will account for roughly 30% of Oman's electricity generation capacity.
Phoenix Power Company recently showcased at an event its 2,000 MW Independent Power Project (IPP) which will account for roughly 30% of Oman’s total electricity generation capacity. When fully operational in 2014, the station will account for roughly 30% of Oman’s total electricity generation capacity.
APR Energy wins 100MW gas turbine contract in Mexico
April 18 2012 -
APR Energy PLC, a London-listed temporary power solutions provider, recently said it has been awarded a 100 megawatt contract from a unit of IPR-GDF Suez, an electrical utility with operations in Mexico. The company said the contract with Tractebel Energia de Monterrey, S. de R.L. de C.V., is for the deployment of gas turbines and technical support at the Monterrey Cogeneration facility in Nuevo Leon.
Alstom to invest $16.4m in Portugal turbine manufacturing facility
April 18 2012 -
Alstom plans to invest $16.4 million in expanding and upgrading the technical capabilities of the company's Setubal, Portugal natural gas-fired turbine manufacturing facility, which will create 130 direct and indirect jobs in the region. Alstom's Setubal unit manufactures heat recovery steam generators for gas-fired power plants condensers and other pressure parts for conventional power plants.
Medical School wins $5.6m power grant for campus plant upgrade
April 11 2012 -
The new 7.5 MW turbine at the UMass Medical School power plant.
University of Massachusetts Medical School has won a $5.6 million energy efficiency grant from National Grid to make upgrades to its campus power plant. The cash will go toward helping the medical school add capacity to its power plant while reducing emissions. UMass Medical School is spending $50 million to expand and improve its power plant.