Pablo Koziner is president of Solar Turbines

Caterpillar's Board of Directors has named Pablo Koziner, 41, currently vice president with responsibility for the Americas Distribution Services Division, as a Caterpillar vice president and the president of Solar Turbines, a global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.

KEPL launches API Steam Turbine in India

KEPL, a manufacturer of “API process pumps” and API steam turbines, has announced the launch of India’s first indigenously-developed next generation API steam turbine ‘K-Tur’.

K-Tur is said to be among the most efficient single-stage turbines with a wide spectrum of interesting features such as steam shields, blade-tip seals and reusable bearing liners. The steam turbine uses profile blading, which helps in reducing the windage losses, thus improving its efficiency. K-Tur machine is also said to have the facility of installing mechanical seals instead of the normal carbon rings.

1,200MW energy storage project proposed in Utah to support wind power

Four companies have jointly proposed an $8-billion green energy initiative that would link wind farms to an energy storage facility and bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of a wind farm in Wyoming, an energy storage facility in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. A key component of the project – a massive underground energy storage facility – would yield 1,200 MW.

LPP Combustion unveils new technology to comply with flaring caps

LPP Combustion, LLC presented a live demonstration of the company's Lean, Pre-Mixed, Pre-vaporized (LPP) solution on Friday, October 3, 2014, at North Dakota State University. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard (Rick) Roby, led the demonstration titled, LPP Oilfield Power System fueled by NGLs/Y-grade.

Exelon orders three GE air-cooled H machines

GE recently won an order worth more than $500 million to provide air-cooled H machines to U.S.-based Exelon. The order includes four GE 7HA gas turbines, two D600 steam turbines, six generators and a contractual service agreement for the Wolf Hollow and Colorado Bend combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects.

PW Power Systems completes testing of FT4000 aeroderivative gas turbine

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently announced the successful completion of the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative power solution, the FT4000 gas turbine. The testing was conducted at the Pratt & Whitney testing complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Siemens powers 758MW combined cycle plant in Texas

Siemens Energy Inc. and Pannda Power Funds recently dedicated the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple, Texas. Siemens Energy supplied the natural-gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in consortium with its partner, Bechtel. The multi-shaft plant, the first Flex-Plant in commercial operation in Texas, is a Siemens Flex-Plant configuration, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW.

FS-Elliott unveils new series of centrifugal air compressors

FS-Elliott Co., LLC, a manufacturer of centrifugal air and gas compressors, recently launched its Polaris+ series. The new compressor incorporates several product advancements developed to increase reliability and efficiency while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.

Based on the design of FS-Elliott’s original industrial compressors, the Polaris+ series consists of five models with flows ranging from 900 to 11500 icfm, 250 to 3000 hp, and pressures up to 150 psig.

Ansaldo Energia wins €170m contract in Algeria

Ansaldo Energia recently won a contract worth about €170 million to supply an open-cycle power plant in Algeria. The plant will be situated in the province of Batna in central Algeria, about 350 kilometers south of Algiers.

GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing facility in Florida

GE Oil & Gas plans to build a $50 million advanced manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Fla. The new facility will house manufacturing operations for oil and natural gas industry equipment, including regulators and control valves, GE said recently. The facility is expected to open in November.

GE said it chose to open a facility in Florida to help meet the growing demand of its industrial technology solutions worldwide. The new facility will include advanced manufacturing processing technologies to encourage innovation of oil and gas products.

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