GE to supply nine turbines to wind projects in Ontario
April 5 2012 -
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
April 3 2012 -
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.
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.
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.
GE Marine recently announced that it will provide MTU with an LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s third Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate, as part of a CODLAG system including four diesel generating sets. The LM2500 gas turbine will be manufactured at GE’s Evendale facility and will be delivered to MTU in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in March 2013. The ship is expected to be launched in 2014, and commissioned by the German Navy in 2016.
Triax Turbine Components LLC recently announced the departure of its President, Mark Doelling, who will pursue other interests. Triax operates from two facilities with investment casting operations in Chandler, Arizona producing equiaxed, directionally solidified (DS) and single-crystal castings (SC) and state-of-the-art machining operations in Norcross, Georgia.
Innovative 200 MW solar thermal project to provide energy on demand
March 29 2012 -
SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, recently announced it has received its final 1041 Permit from the Saguache County Board of County Commissioners for its two 100 megawatt solar thermal energy facilities. The project is located on private agricultural land about six miles northeast of the Town of Center in Saguache County, Colorado. When completed, each facility will supply approximately 450,000 megawatt hours annually of clean, reliable electricity - enough to power a total of more than 140,000 homes during peak electricity periods.