justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:18.0pt\">Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) and its partner, Volta River Authority (VRA), have completed the USD 330 million financing for the expansion of the Takoradi 2 power plant in Ghana, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Wood Group GTS has recently signed a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Entegra Power Group and Sundevil Power Holdings to operate the Gila River Power Station, an independent power plant in the US. Located near Phoenix, the station has eight GE Frame 7FA gas turbines, eight heat recovery steam generators and is capable of producing 2,200 MW of electrical power.
ASME Turbo Expo 2013 to be held in San Antonio, Texas
January 26 2013 -
ASME Turbo Expo 2013, a technical conference and exhibition by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) addressing the latest developments in turbine technology, will be held June 3-7, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.
According to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), the event offers a premium exhibition of turbine products and services, a five-day technical conference that sets the world standard for turbine technology, and in-depth career development workshops providing fundamental study and efficient techniques.
Rolls-Royce installs MT30 gas turbine on aircraft carrier
January 26 2013 -
Rolls-Royce successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland recently. The MT30, at 36 MW (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s are to be installed in each ship and will provide two-thirds of the 109 MW needed to power the 65,000 tonne ships – enough energy to power a town the size of Swindon.
Siemens to supply two SGT5-8000H gas turbines to Malaysia
January 25 2013 -
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) recently signed three agreements for a RM2.47 billion combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Seberang Prai, Penang. The national utility company inked agreements with Siemens AG, Samsung Engineering and Construction Malaysia and its repair and maintenance arm, TNB Remaco.
Siemens Energy Service was recently awarded a Long-Term Service Program (LTP) contract extension for Phu My 3 combined cycle power plant. The facility is a build-operate-transfer (BOT) financed 740 MW power plant located in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. It began commercial operation in 2004 and supplies Vietnam with clean power generated by efficient gas turbines.
With the US shipping industry facing a period of upheaval and with tighter environmental restrictions coming into force over the next decade, the popularity of future marine fuels will rest upon commercial considerations. Many shipping firms have been forced to find innovative ways to preserve or recover margins eroded by lower shipping rates and higher overall costs.