Global power company Alstom recently announced the successful completion of the handover of the 1.2 GW Shoaiba III steam power plant to the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), following the completion of the project's final unit. Comprising three individual 400 MW blocks, construction of the Shoaiba III plant began in September 2008 and has been built around Alstom's STF40 steam turbines and GIGATOP 2-pole turbogenerators. The plant is fired by crude oil.
GE Marine delivered eight LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines recently that will power the United States Navy’s DDG 113 and DDG 115 destroyers, in the DDG 51 restart program. Commencing with this program, the U.S. Navy has adopted GE’s recommended LM2500 common engine initiative.
Russell Thompson will lead the growth and development of global business.
TAS Energy, a company providing clean economic power, has promoted Russell Thompson to Vice President of Industrial Business announced Mike Brady, President of TAS Energy. Based in Houston, Thompson first joined TAS Energy in 2008 as Director of Industrial Business.
Alstom recently celebrated the first shipment of a GT24 gas turbine from its manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The GT24 will sail via barge down the Tennessee River, and Alstom's customer ACS Cobra will take possession of the unit in New Orleans for transportation to its final destination - Mexico's El Sauz CFE combined cycle power plant.
Automation of combined cycle power plant in Turkey
May 8 2012 -
Metso has signed an agreement with Turkey’s AGE ENERJI Yatirimlari AS to automate a greenfield combined-cycle power plant in Denizli, Turkey. The 205.5 MW greenfield power plant fueled by natural gas is scheduled to start up by the end of 2012. After completion of the new plant in Denizli, the company's total electricity production capacity will amount to 295 MW in 2013. AGE ENERJI has set its future target at 700 MW, by the year 2016.
TVA begins operations of 800MW combined cycle plant
May 3 2012 -
Commercial operations of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) John Sevier Combined Cycle Plant commenced recently. The new gas-fired facility incorporates a three-on-one design (three gas combustion turbines, along with one steam turbine) that provides a total generating capacity of 880 MW.