Solar Turbines President becomes Caterpillar president
October 14 2012 -
Caterpillar's Board of Directors has elected Jim Umpleby, currently vice president with responsibility for Solar Turbines, as a group president with responsibility for Caterpillar's Energy & Power Systems business. He takes over from Gerard Vittecoq who is retiring.
The Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale.
On October 6th 2012, Siemens Energy has begun field testing of its new 154 m rotor for the 6 MW offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark. The SWT-6.0-154 turbine is equipped with the world’s longest rotor blades – each blade is 75 meters in length.
Atlas Copco’s Gas and Process division has won an order for three centrifugal gas compressors to serve the power-generation industry in Saudi Arabia. The machines will be used in a natural-gas-fueled power plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Wood Group introduces control system upgrade LM6000
October 3 2012 -
Wood Group GTS has released its newest control system upgrade for GE LM6000 gas turbines. This integrated solution replaces the original proprietary hardware and software with an open architecture design, enabling operators to reconfigure turbines operation in-house without incurring costly support and service charges.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has concluded a long-term service agreement with the Brazilian energy group Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) for the maintenance, repair and operational support of 20 MAN THM gas turbine trains on four offshore platforms in the crude oil and natural gas exploration area off the north-east coast of Rio de Janeiro. The agreement spans five years and is the second extension of this service contract, which was originally signed in 2002. The value of the agreement is Euro 150 million.
Elliott Group and Tri-Sen Systems (Houston, TX) have entered into a strategic alliance. Moving forward, Tri-Sen control systems will be the standard offering quoted with all Elliott compressors and turbines, in both new project and aftermarket applications. Elliott will offer other control products when appropriate to customer specifications or consistency with existing installations.