Kobe Steel, Ltd. has recently announced that it will establish two 100% owned companies in July, one in Europe and the other in the Middle East, to expand the global marketing and servicing of its compressors.
NET Power LLC recently announced that technology manufacturer Toshiba Corporation has joined The Shaw Group, a global engineering services firm, and Exelon Corporation, the U.S. competitive energy provider, to develop NET Power's gas-fired power generation technology with zero emissions.
Wood Group GTS has secured a contract with Leventis Overseas Limited for the supply of three refurbished Nomad 5 power packages for use in Nigeria. The contract, which has a value in excess of $3m, involves procurement and refurbishment of each power pack, encompassing overhaul of the TB5000 gas turbines, testing of auxiliary equipment and installation of modern PLC-based control systems to ensure reliable operation in service.
Wood Group GTS has completed a major inspection and lifetime assessment of a Siemens SGT-600 (GT10B) gas turbine for DONG Energy A/S at the H.C. Orsted Power Station, situated at Sydhavnen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The inspection included replacement of the stage 1 and stage 3 rotor blades with new parts produced through Wood Group GTS' Advanced Parts Manufacture (APM) program, as well as exchange of the exhaust diffuser and modifications to the air intake system to facilitate automatic downtime preservation of the gas turbine on shutdown.
Centrax Gas Turbines, the UK-based industrial power systems specialist, will supply the power package at the heart of a major new €32 million electrical plant that will meet the growing demand for tissue products throughout northern and central Africa. This investment by Tunisian tissue producer AZUR will utilize a Centrax 501-KB5 gas turbine to provide reliable, consistent and cost-effective supplies of electricity on which the purpose-built plant depends.
Gaumer Process, a technology leader in electric heaters, recently announced the shipment of its 5000th fuel gas heater to the power generation and oil & gas markets. Gaumer's recent industry-first technologies include:
Carsten J. Reinhardt has recently been appointed as Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith and as President and CEO of Voith Turbo & Co. KG. As of July 1, 2012, Reinhardt will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard who had held this function since January 1, 2012 in addition to his office as President and CEO of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith.
ThermoEnergy Corp. and ITEA S.p.A. announced recently that they will work together to promote, finance, design and construct a 50 MW pilot plant and a 320 MW commercial facility in the United States using a clean coal technology called pressurized oxy-combustion.
Wood Group GTS recently secured a maintenance agreement with Maersk FPSOs to support multiple Siemens gas turbines operating on their Curlew and North Sea Producer Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units. The five-year contract encompasses planned and unplanned maintenance activities on six Siemens gas turbines including two TB5400, two SGT-200 (Tornado) and two SGT-100 (Typhoon) engines.
Prospects for global gas-fired generation were emphasized at the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute’s (IGTI) Turbo Expo in Copenhagen recently, despite the surge in renewables. EIA figures show that the most recent waves of generating capacity additions in the US include natural gas-fired units in the 2000s and renewable units, primarily wind, coming online in the late 2000s.