Southern Company announced recently that the largest biomass plant in the U.S. is putting electricity on the grid in Texas. Austin Energy is receiving energy from the plant through a 20-year power purchase agreement. Southern Company President, Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Fanning joined state and local dignitaries at the company's Nacogdoches Generating Facility to mark commercial operation for the 100MW unit.
Alstom to provide steam tail for gas-fired plant in UAE
July 16 2012 -
Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. and GS E&C have selected Alstom Thermal Power for a contract worth over €100m to supply steam tail for the 2,175MW Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant. The thermal power plant located 100km west from the capital of Saudi Arabia is being constructed by the companies for the Saudi Electric Company.
Capstone Turbine penetrates Colombian natural gas market
July 13 2012 -
Capstone Turbine Corporation, a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently received multiple orders from two natural gas service companies in Colombia that total two MW of prime power generation. The first of the two new orders secured by Capstone Distributor Supernova Energy Services was for the purchase of two Capstone microturbines -- a C1000 and C200 -- which will be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) application for a large gas treatment plant near Yopal, Colombia.
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Ltd, the New York-listed wind turbine manufacturer, is considering acquiring Vestas Wind System, a maker of wind turbines, according to a China Daily report. “Ming Yang will offer 1.4 to 1.5 billion euros ($1.72 billion to $1.97 billion) to buy the Danish company,” says China Daily, citing an unnamed source.
Rolls-Royce, the power systems company, has been awarded contracts worth US$136 million to supply technology and long-term services support to Dolphin Energy Limited, which transports natural gas from Qatar to UAE and Oman via a 364km subsea pipeline.
Rolls-Royce will supply Dolphin Energy Limited with three industrial Trent gas turbine compression packages. The three new trent units, each rated at 52MW, will join six similar Rolls-Royce packages that went into service at Dolphin Energy’s Gas processing plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar, in 2006.
Wood Group GTS secures combustion inspection contract
July 7 2012 -
Wood Group GTS has been selected as the service provider for a combustion inspection at a power generation facility located in Kansas on a GE Frame 7EA dual fuel gas turbine. Under the contract, Wood Group GTS will provide a complete solution for major maintenance services including field services, component repairs, provision of DLN-1.0 (Dry Low NOx) combustion parts and controls tuning.
Dresser-Rand, a supplier of rotating equipment and aftermarket parts and services, has commenced construction of a new $25 million assembly facility which is expected to start operations in late 2012. At this new facility, Dresser-Rand will assemble mission-critical compressor modules for use in the production of oil and gas in the extensive pre-salt fields off the coast of Brazil. Additionally, the company will repair industrial gas turbines and will also package engines/generators and cogeneration systems for the oil & gas, industrial and marine sectors.
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.