Black Hills starts building 132MW gas-fired station in Wyoming

US-based diversified energy company Black Hills Corporation has begun construction of its new 132MW gas-fired Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station, located five miles (8 km) southeast of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The plant will include one simple-cycle combustion turbine unit and one combined-cycle unit and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2014.

GE upgrades gas/oil separation plant for Saudi Aramco

GE has replaced an aging compressor control system recently at Saudi Aramco's Haradh gas/oil separation plant in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province with advanced technology that automates the control process for three compressors and will improve performance and production. The new system was commissioned earlier this year and is operating successfully at the plant. This marks the first compressor control project with Saudi Aramco for GE's Measurement & Control business, building upon GE's past experience of providing turbine and generator controls for the company.

California’s new 800MW power plant goes online three months early

California's newest power plant, the 800 MW CPV Sentinel Energy Project, has begun flowing electricity to the grid three months early, in time for the summer heat. Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV), GE unit GE Energy Financial Services and Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC) said the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and the California Energy Commission have declared commercial operations while the Chief Building Officer issued a final Certificate of Occupancy for the natural gas-powered plant in Riverside County.

Siemens develops turbo compressor with 8-14 MW capacity for sulfuric acid industry

Siemens is expanding its compressor portfolio with a turbo compressor which has been especially developed for the sulfuric acid industry. With a rotor diameter of 2,240 millimeters and a capacity range of between 8 and 14 MW, the new single-stage STC-SOF (22) turbo compressor is the largest and highest-capacity machine of its class.

APR-Hertz Dayim power deal to increase Saudi’s capacity to 120 GW

APR Energy and Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental have announced a partnership agreement to develop business for fast-track power solutions in Saudi Arabia, with APR saying it hopes to utilize Saudi Arabia's available natural gas resources to power turbines. There are plans to increase the Saudi's generating capacity from 55GW to 120GW by 2020 in order to meet rising demand, while supplies from the national grid can be unreliable, especially in remote locations.

LNG-in-a-box for trucks


GE Oil & Gas has introduced small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas solution called LNG-in-a-box system, which will allow use of natural gas as a cost-effective and cleaner transportation fuel.

LNA builds cleanest power plant in China

The first comprehensive clean energy station of gas-steam combined circulation and cool-heat-electricity integrated supply in Southwest China – the HUANENG-Liangjiang Gas Turbine project located at Shuitu Hi-tech Industrial Park of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area (LNA), is now under construction.

This is also a major energy project to support the Cloud Computing Centre of Liangjiang New Area, and the two gas turbines are to be put into service in June and August 2014, respectively.

Siemens to appoint new members to Supervisory Board of Osram

Effective as of the public listing of Osram Licht AG, Siemens will appoint new members to the Supervisory Board of the lighting company. The future Supervisory Board will include Peter Bauer, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, and Joachim Faber, former member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG since 2012. Siegfried Russwurm, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, will retain his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Osram for an interim period.

MHI completes acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS). The acquired company will now be known as PW Power Systems and will be a core asset for a recognized global leader in the power generation industry. PW Power Systems will be headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Second U.S. LNG terminal proposed

The Energy Department recently announced that it has conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction LLC (Freeport) to export domestically produced Liquefied Natural Gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas. Freeport previously received approval to export LNG from this facility to FTA countries on February 10, 2011.


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