World turbine market to reach $162 billion in 2016

The world market for turbines and related products (turbine-based engines, generators and generator sets) is expected to rise 6.4 percent annually to $162 billion in 2016. The global wind turbine market expanded sevenfold between 2001 and 2011 to become the single largest turbine product segment, overtaking turbine engines. Wind turbines will continue to be the fastest growing turbine product type through 2016, but a much higher base of existing capacity will limit the growth rate to a more moderate level.

Alstom wins gas turbine maintenance contract for England’s 1260 MW plant

Alstom has been awarded a €120 million contract by Centrica Energy for gas turbine maintenance services at the 1260MW South Humber Bank combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in North East Lincolnshire, England. The agreement covers five Alstom GT13E2 gas turbines installed at the plant over the next seven years. In accordance with the deal, Alstom will deliver the parts and equipment for all the planned inspections, as well as supply all necessary craft labor and on-site technical field advisors.

Gemma Power Systems to develop 825MW gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania

Argan, Inc. announced recently that its wholly owned subsidiary, Gemma Power Systems (GPS) entered into a Consent and Intercreditor Agreement in connection with the construction and design of an 825MW gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania.

Wood Group GTS bags $11.2m contract for Los Angeles plant’s turbine generator upgrade

Wood Group GTS was recently awarded a $11.2m contract to re-rate one of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) Hitachi hydro turbine generators at the Castaic Power Plant, a pumped storage facility 50 miles north of Los Angeles. This contract will complete the upgrade of the sixth and final turbine generator, undertaken as part of the Castaic Power Plant modernization program.

Green Field to lease turbine generators totaling 41 MW capacity

Green Field Power Generation has recently signed lease agreements with two oil field customers to supply a total of 41 MW of power generation capacity for two years. Green Field's turbine generators are capable of running on field gas and provide low-cost, cleaner-burning power generation solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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.


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