Wood Group disposes off US-based Turbopower to CPR Aerospace

Energy services company Wood Group recently announced the sale of its US-based aero engine maintenance provider, Wood Group Turbopower LLC to CPR Aerospace, Inc. The business has been reported as discontinuing for several years. The gross assets of the business disposed were $18.7m.

FlexEnergy names Jay Mitchell as Chief Executive Officer

FlexEnergy Inc. has announced the appointment of Jay Mitchell as Chief Executive Officer, who served most recently as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Joseph Z. Perry, who has served as Chief Executive Officer since April 2009, will remain a FlexEnergy advisor and shareholder.

Mitchell has served as an executive officer at publicly traded companies that manufactured equipment for the energy industry. Throughout his career, he has raised almost $1 billion in capital for companies ranging in size from large public companies to small startups.

Capstone to sell C1000 microturbine to CHP plant in Singapore

Capstone Turbine Corp. will sell a Capstone C1000 microturbine that will be installed in a combined heat and power plant in Singapore. N&N Agriculture Pte Ltd, a high-tech egg farm, purchased the C1000. The power package, which is fueled by biogas generated from animal waste in an anaerobic digester, will generate reliable, low-emission electricity and thermal power.

New program cuts costs for critical couplings, gear spindles, U-joints

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The new program for KOP-FLEX couplings can cut replacement costs and turnaround time by half or more. 

MS 5002E gas turbine assembled in Russia passes key acceptance test

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A key benefit of the Ladoga 32 turbine-compressor is that it can be fully serviced at the customer site.

GE to supply nine turbines to wind projects in Ontario

Turbine manufacturer GE will soon supply turbines to 9 new wind power projects in the Canadian province of Ontario. The turbines will deliver a combined capacity of 650MW to the Canadian grid, taking GE’s total capacity in Canada to 1.2 GW by 2015. The order highlights the speed at which Canada’s wind market is developing, particularly in Ontario, where renewables-friendly legislation has boosted investment.

GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine for Italy guarantees energy savings

GE recently announced that it will provide an LM6000-PF Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine and related services to Enipower S.p.A. (Eni) for its Bolgiano district heating plant in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy. The Bolgiano cogeneration plant produces thermal energy both for district heating and cooling for Eni headquarters, municipal buildings and residential users. Commercial operation of the plant is expected in December 2013.

High efficiency, low emissions

Braden to provide filter houses for Mitsubishi's J series turbines

 

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Braden will provide air intake filter houses for Mitsubishi's South Korea project.

Kingsbury, Inc. celebrates centennial

Kingsbury, Inc. is celebrating a century of innovation throughout 2012, which began in 1912 with the first successful installation of Dr. Albert Kingsbury's invention at a hydro generating station on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania. The utility, known then as Pennsylvania Power and Water, had been using rolling element bearings in the Holtwood Generating Station's ten electric turbines in its early years, and they were wearing out within months under the 220 ton loads imposed on them.

How it started

GE to power up Oklahoma’s wind project

GE Energy Financial Services has partnered with Enel Green Power North America, Inc. by committing common equity for a 51 percent ownership stake in one of Oklahoma's largest wind projects. The Chisholm View wind project is now under construction near Hunter, 85 miles north of Oklahoma City in Grant and Garfield counties, and is expected to cost approximately $375 million.

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