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



 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.

President Chromalloy

Chromalloy, a leading producer of turbine engine repairs and advanced coatings,  has appointed Carlo Luzzatto, formerly co-general manager at Ansaldo Energia, as president. Luzzatto succeeds Lauzon, who held the leadership position since 2008.  Lauzon will become the company’s Chief Executive Officer and is also Chief Executive Officer of Sequa Corporation, Chromalloy’s parent company.

Shah gas project

Abu Dhabi, with more than 200 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves, boasts one the biggest gas basins in the world, but much of it is sour. The Shah Gas project is viewed by many as central to Abu Dhabi's ability to maintain economic growth, for unlike its vast oil reserves, which are tapped for export, the gas will be used almost exclusively for domestic power generation.

Chromalloy San Diego

Chromalloy, an independent provider of repairs, services and solutions for aerospace and industrial gas turbine engines, has unveiled its newly renovated turbine engine repair center and service depot in San Diego, CA.

The expanded and remodeled engine center now provides turbine parts repairs and overhaul, leasing services, workscope management, and module refurbishment.  The 110,000 square foot facility also has the only engine test cell on the U.S. West Coast providing monitoring and evaluation for JT8D engines.


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