GE to supply 48 MW aeroderivative services to Turkey’s Bis Enerji

GE announced recently it would supply a 48-megawatt (MW) LM6000-PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine and related services to Turkey's independent power producer Bis Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS for its expansion. This is an attractive solution offering high output power, 10-minute start-up capabilities, best-in-class reliability, highly efficient operation, low emissions and fuel-flexibility.

Wood Group GTS wins gas turbine overhaul contract in Russia

Wood Group GTS has recently been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by MC Systems Energy of Moscow for Surgutneftegas OJSC in Western Siberia, Russia to provide overhaul services for two Siemens SGT-200-1S (Tornado) gas turbines. This contract will enable oil and power production to continue whilst meeting local environmental standards.

Global natural gas consumption

Driven by surging natural gas consumption in Asia and the United States, its global use rebounded 7.4 percent from its 2009 slump to 111.9 trillion cubic feet ­in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs Online report from the Worldwatch Institute. This increase puts natural gas's share of total energy consumption at 23.8 percent.

New Black Hills electric utility

Black Hills Corp. announced recently that its new generation facilities commenced commercial operations from Jan. 1, 2012. Black Hills Energy-Colorado Electric owns the $227 million, 180-megawatt facility, and Black Hills Colorado IPP owns the $260 million, 200-MW facility. The electricity from both facilities is a replacement for a purchase power agreement with Xcel Energy that expired on Dec. 31, 2011. Black Hills Energy will purchase 200 MW of natural-gas-fired generation from Black Hills Colorado IPP under a 20-year agreement.

MHI receives order for 1,600 MW power plant in Thailand

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has recently secured a full-turnkey order from Gulf JP NS Company (GNS) to construct a 1,600MW gas turbine combined-cycle power plant in Thailand. The power plant in Nong Saeng district, Saraburi Province, is being built based on the Thai government's electric power development plan.

Repowering LM2500 plant with in-place upgrade

It took five weeks for GE to perform a major repowering upgrade of its LM2500-PE gas turbine at Cogen España's Tortosa Energía cogeneration plant in Tarragona. As a result of the upgrade, GE's customer now operates a gas turbine offering higher power output, fewer emissions and greater energy efficiency.

Capstone receives another order for C1000 power packages

Capstone Turbine Corporation, the manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced recently that it received a three-megawatt order from another Oil & Gas producer in the Eagle Ford shale play.

Capstone continues its penetration of the North American shale gas market with another multiple megawatt order from a different Independent Oil & Gas producer in Eagle Ford. This marks the fourth major Independent Oil & Gas producer to turn to the Capstone technology in the U.S. shale market.

Cutsforth introduces new shaft grounding system

Building on the success of its EASYchange Online Removable Brush Holder, Cutsforth Inc. has recently introduced an innovative dual Shaft Grounding System that maintains lower voltage than OEM solutions and offers universal mounting capability and system redundancy. The system is designed to work in dirty and non-filtered air environments, and can be used in a wide variety of power plant and industrial settings.

Highest ever crowd visits PowerGen

The recent Annual PowerGen conference in Las Vegas drew over 20,000 attendees – the highest number ever – indicating that market recovery is becoming a reality. The keynote featured David Walsh, Senior Vice President, Service & Manufacturing, at Mitsubishi Power Systems, America.

Siemens invests 66 million Euros in test center for gas turbines

Siemens is building a new combustion test center for gas turbines near Berlin. The test center is to commence operation in 2014 on a 36,000 square meter site recently purchased by Siemens Real Estate in Ludwigsfelde, about 15 kilometers south of Berlin. It will play an important role in the design and ongoing development of Siemens gas turbines.

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