Elliott compressors to power Dow ethylene plant in Texas
July 23 2014 -
Elliott Group will supply the main compression equipment for Dow Chemical Company’s world-scale cracker to be built in Freeport, TX. Known as LHC-9, the plant will take advantage of shale gas-based ethane feed stocks.
Boston Gear highlights open gearing capabilities in new brochure
July 20 2014 -
Boston Gear’s new brochure provides an overview of the company’s open gearing design and engineering capabilities, and gearing solutions for spur gears, worm and worm gears, spiral and straight miter gears, bevel gears, and helical gears.
DoE project aims at 1.4 million tonnes carbon capture annually
July 16 2014 -
The Department of Energy, in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon, recently announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S.
MHI bags order for post-combustion CO2 capture system in Texas
July 16 2014 -
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a post combustion CO2 capture system, which will capture CO2 from flue gas from an existing coal-fired power generation plant. With a CO2 capture capacity of 4,776 metric tons per day (mtpd), the system is designed for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Texas, the U.S.A.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil Servicos Empresariais Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil (KMB) is Kobe Steel's first location established in Brazil.
Spanish firm gets combined cycle contract in Dominican Republic
July 5 2014 -
Dominican Republic’s biggest power company has selected the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas (TR) to head the engineering, construction and operations to convert the plants of the company Dominican Power Partners (DPP) to combined cycle from natural gas, according to a recent announcement.
The company’s aim is to boost its current 210 MW to 324 MW of energy to the national grid and the combined cycle project will be carried out at a cost of US$260 million, without the need of State guarantee, said president AES Dominicana, Edwin De los Santos, in a statement.
TVA proposes new natural gas-fired plant in Memphis
July 5 2014 -
In an effort to comply with agreements to reduce emissions, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has recommended shuttering its Allen Fossil Plant and the facility's three coal-fired units, replacing them with a new natural gas-fired plant on adjacent property in Memphis, TN.
It has been a rough period for the American wind industry. After several record setting years, uncertainties surrounding renewable subsidies led to a massive drop in wind capacity additions. A peak of 13,131 MW of added capacity in 2012 fell to only 1,087 in 2013.