Germany to invest € 900m in 1,200MW combined cycle plant

German municipal utility network Trianel and the refinery MiRO are planning to invest 900 million euros to jointly build a combined cycle gas turbine plant with a capacity of 800 to 1,200MW in Karlsruhe to help improve security of power supply in southwest Germany. Construction works are due to start in 2017, for the plant to start full commercial operations in 2020, Trianel told Gas to Power Journal.

Three combined cycle plants and a hydro facility for Mexico this year

Mexican national power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has released a list of generation facilities to be tendered in 2013. CFE will issue calls for three combined cycle plants and one large-scale hydro by year-end, according to a press release from the state-owned utility.

Australian company adopts GE’s aeroderivative technology

Australia’s mining company Rio Tinto is installing General Electric’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology to supply power on two of its Pilbara sites in WA. The company recently installed the LM6000-PF Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine with dual-fuel dry low emissions (DLE) technology at its West Angelas iron ore mine.

Siemens appoints new CEOs for wind and oil & gas divisions

DOE-sponsored research helps improve gas turbine performance

An innovative airfoil manufacturing technology that promises to improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines has been commercialized through research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The technology – which is expected to contribute to cleaner, more reliable and affordable domestic energy production as well as creating new high-tech manufacturing jobs – was licensed by Siemens Energy Inc. (Orlando, Fla.) in 2011.

How to combat performance degradation in turbines

At the 2013 Turbo Expo on turbine degradation, Rainer Kurz, Manager of Systems Analysis at Solar Turbines (and a Myth Buster columnist for Turbomachinery International), delivered an opening lecture outlining the various environmental conditions that can lead to fouling, corrosion and performance degradation. This includes viscous hydrocarbons from flares and exhausts, dust, sand, cement dust, shot blast, iron oxides, salt crystals as well as cyclic wet/dry conditions.

PowerGen meet underscores the need for cooperation among European nations

In June 2013, keynote speakers at PowerGen Europe in Vienna urged European governments to cooperate on a framework that would invigorate the sluggish power market.

MAN Diesel & Turbo receives 10th anniversary order from China

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently received an order to build four turbomachinery trains for an air separation plant in China. It is of particular significance for the company as it received the first order for a compact AIRTRAIN for an air separation plant ten years ago.

Siemens to supply CCGT for new 60 MW plant in Germany

Siemens, Evonik and E.ON recently signed contracts to build a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant for energy supply to Marl Chemical Park, Evonik’s largest production facility. For this joint project, Siemens has agreed to supply the CCGT. Siemens has also been awarded a multi-year service contract to maintain the gas turbine and ensure that it meets high standards for performance, availability and reliability.

Siemens bags order for H-class gas turbine power plant solution in Turkey

Siemens has won the order for supply of a single-shaft power island with H-Class technology for the Samsun Cengiz Enerji combined-cycle power plant in Turkey. The customer, Cengiz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., is an independent power production (IPP) company which will build and operate the plant.


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