TransCanada’s new test facility in Canada to cater to GE LM6000 gas turbines

TransCanada Turbines (TCT) recently completed the construction and commissioning of a purpose-built test cell in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This latest investment provides the company with the capability for full load testing of the GE LM6000 gas turbine used for power generation applications. 

San Marcos to partner LCRA in new 540 MW Ferguson power plant project


The city of San Marcos will participate as a financial partner in the new 540 MW power plant at Horseshoe Bay that the Lower Colorado River Authority is constructing to replace its aging Thomas C. Ferguson electric power generating plant, following the approval of an agreement by the City Council recently. The LCRA Board of Directors approved the agreement on January 16.

Yokogawa bags control system order for Saudi Arabian combined cycle plant

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has recently announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Middle East B.S.C. located south of Jedda on the Red Sea coast, the Shoaiba II combined cycle power plant will have ten gas turbines and two steam turbines with a combined output of 1,200 MW (two blocks of 600 MW each) and is scheduled to start operation in June 2013.

GE patents asymmetrical combined cycle plant

General Electric recently received the patent for an asymmetrical combined cycle power plant that includes a first engine, a second engine, a first heat recovery steam generator, a second heat recovery steam generator, and a steam turbine. The plant has the productivity characteristics of a large frame machine and efficiency characteristics of an aeroderivative turbine.

Rolls-Royce installs MT30 gas turbine on aircraft carrier

Dresser-Rand honors Glenn Grosso and Harry Miller


Glenn Grosso (left) and Harry Miller

TAQA finalizes financing for Ghana plant

justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:18.0pt\">Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) and its partner, Volta River Authority (VRA), have completed the USD 330 million financing for the expansion of the Takoradi 2 power plant in Ghana, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.

Wood Group GTS to maintain GE Frame 7FA turbines

Wood Group GTS has recently signed a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Entegra Power Group and Sundevil Power Holdings to operate the Gila River Power Station, an independent power plant in the US. Located near Phoenix, the station has eight GE Frame 7FA gas turbines, eight heat recovery steam generators and is capable of producing 2,200 MW of electrical power.

ASME Turbo Expo 2013 to be held in San Antonio, Texas


ASME Turbo Expo 2013, a technical conference and exhibition by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) addressing the latest developments in turbine technology, will be held June 3-7, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

According to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), the event offers a premium exhibition of turbine products and services, a five-day technical conference that sets the world standard for turbine technology, and in-depth career development workshops providing fundamental study and efficient techniques.

Rolls-Royce installs MT30 gas turbine on aircraft carrier

Rolls-Royce successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland recently. The MT30, at 36 MW (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s are to be installed in each ship and will provide two-thirds of the 109 MW needed to power the 65,000 tonne ships – enough energy to power a town the size of Swindon.


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