Perm’s GTU-4P gas turbine plant completes 80,800 hours of operation

Perm Engine Company’s GTU-4P gas turbine plant No. 33-08, which is operating at Surgutneftegas as part of power station at Kontilorskoye field, has run more than 80, 800 hours and is ready to be sent for overhaul. During its operation on site, the gas turbine plant has been under overhaul only twice and each time it was carried out after 26-27 thousand hours (guaranteed life makes up 8,000 hours and assigned life – 25,000 hours).

Capstone receives Mexican orders totaling 5 MW

Capstone Turbine Corporation has recently received orders totaling 5MW from one of its Mexican distributors. DTC Soluciones Inmobiliarias SA de CV received the orders from industrial customers in Mexico. Each of the systems sold will showcase microturbine technology by utilizing the waste exhaust in a combined heat and power plant.

Co Huynh rejoins Calnetix as VP of New Product Development

Calnetix Technologies, manufacturer of high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings, announced recently that Co Huynh is the Vice President of New Product Development. Huynh rejoins the company that he helped found from FMC Technologies where he served as Manager of Special Projects.

UK government to fund White Rose CCS project

Capture Power Limited recently welcomed the UK Government’s announcement that it has selected the White Rose CCS Project for funding under the UK CCS Commercialization Program. Funding is to be awarded for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) work, which is the next step in the development process.

Nova Energy’s new 100MW McKee gas-fired plant to meet high demand

Nova Energy’s new 100 MW, gas-fired Nova Energy McKee Power Plant in Taranaki was officially opened recently by Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key. The power plant has a start up time of 15 minutes enabling it to respond quickly to rapid changes in electricity demand, so that if demand is high, electricity can be produced at short notice to meet those peaks.

GE awarded US$ 620m services contract in Australia

GE Oil & Gas, a leading supplier of equipment and services for liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide, has received a US$620 million, 22-year contractual service agreement (CSA) to provide a broad range of advanced technology services for QGC’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant, off the east coast of Australia.

Alstom cuts jobs in Chattanooga gas turbine plant

After taking a reorganization decision recently, Alstom has announced that it will lay off 80 of its 150-person work force at its new $300 million gas turbine manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which was opened in 2010 and shipped its first unit in 2011. Citing a lack of orders for nuclear power components, Alstom's turbomachinery plant will slash its workforce to just 60 employees by year's end, an official said.

Alstom to supply GT13E2 gas turbine generators to 400 MW Chinese plant

Alstom recently signed a contract with Harbin Turbine Company Limited (HTC) to supply two sets of GT13E2 gas turbine generators for Huaneng Power International’s (HPI) Suzhou combined heat and power plant. This is Alstom’s third gas turbine order awarded by HTC over the last nine months. The total contract value is approximately €40 million (US $52 million).

METS 2 Opens in Qatar

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr.

Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium at Qatar begins with robust program, impressive exhibition

The 2nd Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS 2) officially began March 18th, with an opening ceremony, during which His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, delivered the keynote address and then led the formal ribbon cutting and opening of the exhibition, which will run until March 20, at the Qatar National Convention Center.

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