Wood Group's inspection of Siemens SGT-600

Wood Group GTS has completed a major inspection and lifetime assessment of a Siemens SGT-600 (GT10B) gas turbine for DONG Energy A/S at the H.C. Orsted Power Station, situated at Sydhavnen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The inspection included replacement of the stage 1 and stage 3 rotor blades with new parts produced through Wood Group GTS' Advanced Parts Manufacture (APM) program, as well as exchange of the exhaust diffuser and modifications to the air intake system to facilitate automatic downtime preservation of the gas turbine on shutdown.

Centrax wins Tunisian power contract

Centrax Gas Turbines, the UK-based industrial power systems specialist, will supply the power package at the heart of a major new €32 million electrical plant that will meet the growing demand for tissue products throughout northern and central Africa. This investment by Tunisian tissue producer AZUR will utilize a Centrax 501-KB5 gas turbine to provide reliable, consistent and cost-effective supplies of electricity on which the purpose-built plant depends.

Gaumer Process delivers 5000th fuel gas heater

Gaumer Process, a technology leader in electric heaters, recently announced the shipment of its 5000th fuel gas heater to the power generation and oil & gas markets. Gaumer's recent industry-first technologies include:

Carsten J. Reinhardt is CEO of Voith Turbo


Carsten J. Reinhardt has recently been appointed as Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith and as President and CEO of Voith Turbo & Co. KG. As of July 1, 2012, Reinhardt will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard who had held this function since January 1, 2012 in addition to his office as President and CEO of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith.

Clean coal-fired power in the U.S.

ThermoEnergy Corp. and ITEA S.p.A. announced recently that they will work together to promote, finance, design and construct a 50 MW pilot plant and a 320 MW commercial facility in the United States using a clean coal technology called pressurized oxy-combustion.

Wood Group contract with Maersk FPSOs

Wood Group GTS recently secured a maintenance agreement with Maersk FPSOs to support multiple Siemens gas turbines operating on their Curlew and North Sea Producer Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units. The five-year contract encompasses planned and unplanned maintenance activities on six Siemens gas turbines including two TB5400, two SGT-200 (Tornado) and two SGT-100 (Typhoon) engines.

Denmark wind power target

Prospects for global gas-fired generation were emphasized at the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute’s (IGTI) Turbo Expo in Copenhagen recently, despite the surge in renewables. EIA figures show that the most recent waves of generating capacity additions in the US include natural gas-fired units in the 2000s and renewable units, primarily wind, coming online in the late 2000s.

Japan's LNG dependence

\"\"Japan’s dependence on liquefied natural gas (LNG) will continue into the next decade, according to a poll of delegates at the World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur recently.

(An LNG tanker)

Dresser-Rand repair facility in UK


Dresser-Rand clients can get their gas and steam turbine repairs performed here

A new 20,000-square foot Dresser-Rand Turbine Technology Services facility in Peterborough provides high quality repairs on industrial gas turbines, similar to the F-class repair facility in Houston, Texas. This is in addition to the service and repairs already provided for the steam turbines and gas compressors manufactured at the facility.

MHI to develop triple combined power system


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced recently that it would develop basic technologies for a triple combined cycle power generation system, which integrates solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system.


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