Rolls Wood Group achieves 100th Avon 200 gas turbine upgrade

Rolls Wood Group (RWG), a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Wood Group, recently completed the 100th Rolls-Royce Avon 200 industrial gas turbine upgrade. To mark the milestone, members of the RWG Board visited the company’s 35,000 square foot facility in Dyce, Aberdeen and congratulated the team on the achievement.

Siemens to provide maintenance for Russia’s largest combined cycle plant

Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (SGTT) and power producer OGK-2 sealed a long-term service contract for PGU-800, Russia's largest combined cycle power plant (CCPP), at the recent 2013 Russian International Energy Forum in St. Petersburg.

Siemens will provide maintenance of the gas turbines and generators for a period of 12 years. The first inspection with execution of scheduled work is expected to begin next month.

GE’s DLN gas turbines to power LNG liquefaction project in Maryland

GE Oil & Gas recently said it has received contracts to supply gas compression trains for Dominion’s Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Lusby, Md., adding liquefaction capabilities will transform the existing Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal into the first LNG terminal capable of exporting LNG on the U.S. East Coast.

Independent gas turbine plants add 1500 MW to Oman’s power capacity

Al-Batinah Power Company and Al-Suwadi Power Company recently announced that their Sohar 2 and Barka 3 Independent Power Plants (IPP) have achieved full commercial operation early this month, well in time to meet the peak electricity demand during Oman’s hot summer months.

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).


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