Siemens geothermal

With a rating of up to 60 MW, Siemens Energy's SST-400 GEO steam turbine for geothermal applications combines the casing and turbine-generator package (gearbox, generator and base frame) of the Siemens SST-400 steam turbine with the steam path technologies developed, tested and applied by the steam turbine service provider TurboCare. The SST-400 GEO steam turbine can be deployed in geothermal power plants with different thermal fluids.

Filter

As gas turbine technology continues to advance and fuel quality varies along with growing expectations of longer life, higher efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements, intake filter selection has become increasingly important.

Below are excerpts from the paper "Strategy for selecting optimized technologies for gas turbine air inlet filtration systems" presented by Stephen D. Hiner of GE Energy at the ASME/IGTI expo in Vancouver in 201.

NAES corporation

NAES Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, announces the addition of William (Will) Day as Vice President and General Manager of the NAES Power Contractors office in Hillsboro, OR. Will is responsible for all activities for NAES Power Contractors emanating from the Hillsboro office.

Rosatom

The global nuclear industry remains buoyant despite the Fukushima disaster, and Russia is looking to Western partners as it expands its investments both at home and abroad, Sergei Kirienko, the former Prime Minister of Russia and director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, told investors today in London.

Wind carbon

 

Below is a brief by Robert Bryce of Manhattan Institute For Policy Research on the high cost of wind energy. 

Saudi order

Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation, has announced a contract with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. to provide pumps for the Rabigh Power Plant #2 (Saudi Arabia) Power Station Stage 6 Expansion. Colfax Fluid Handling supplies fluid-handling solutions for critical applications. 

Hybrid intake air cooling

 

Hybrid intake air cooling

 

Pruftechnik

 PRÜFTECHNIK AG and Aimil Ltd are bringing their cooperation to the next level. A joint venture established under the name PRÜFTECHNIK Aimil Technical Services Limited started operation on 1 September 2011. Combining expertise of both partners, high-end machinery service will be offered in South Asia. Special focus will be placed on turbine alignment, turbine diaphragm alignment and thermal growth measurements, setting new standards for precision machinery service in the region.

European IGCC

The European H2-IGCC project's goal is to enable combustion of undiluted hydrogen-rich syngas with low NOX emissions and also  allowing for high fuel flexibility. The challenge is to operate a stable  and controllable gas turbine on hydrogen-rich  syngas with emissions and processes similar to current state-of-the-art natural gas turbine engines. The first year achievements of this four-year project have been announced.

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