Promoting energy storage in Europe

Dresser-Rand has entered into a strategic alliance with renewable energy group Gaelectric, to develop Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) projects in Europe.  Under the Strategic Alliance agreement, Gaelectric and Dresser-Rand will collaborate on the design, development, engineering, procurement, and commissioning of CAES projects throughout Europe.

LM2500s to power India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier

GE Marine announced that four GE LM2500 gas turbines will soon power the Indian Navy's INS Vikrant, providing 80 megawatts for the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier.

Siemens delivers 20 gas turbines to Thailand

Siemens Energy has received orders for a total of 20 SGT-800 industrial gas turbines from Thailand. The turbines will be used in various combined cycle cogeneration power plants within Thailand. The contract is part of the Thai government's program to support small power producers. The end customers are the Thai independent power producers Amata B.Grimm Power Limited (ABP), which ordered 10 turbines, SSUT Co. Ltd. & PPTC Co. Ltd. (six turbines), and IRPC Clean Power Co. Ltd.(four turbines).

Clean cruising on the Rhine river

For the first time in marine history, two Capstone C30 liquid natural gas (LNG) MicroTurbines were installed on the MTS Argonon, a dual fuel Type-C Tanker, to cut greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs. While the 110-meter (330-foot) vessel traverses the Rhine River stopping in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland, the microturbines operate in an N+1 setting and serve as the main power supply onboard.

Alstom's tidal turbine generates 100Mwh of electricity on the grid

Alstom’s full-scale tidal device installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, has now injected over 100MWh of electricity into the grid.

Wood Group GTS awarded six-year Frame 3 term maintenance agreement in Germany

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a six-year contract by Evonik Industries AG to provide maintenance services for a GE Frame 3 gas turbine, steam turbine and steam turbine generator at the company's chemical facility in Rheinfelden, Germany.

Wood Group GTS' maintenance solution for Evonik features all major maintenance services, including contract management, planned and unplanned maintenance, component refurbishment and new component supply.

Power augmentation deliver 11.5% more power in Frame 7EA gas turbines

Wood Group GTS has completed the installation of four EcoValue power augmentation systems on four GE Frame 7EA gas turbines at a 300MW cogeneration plant in Texas. The EcoValue system increases turbine output and efficiency and the plant is experiencing significant performance improvements, yielding a 11.5% increase in power output and a 2.5% decrease in heat rate on one combined cycle block (two gas turbines and one steam turbine).

GE sells gas turbine rental business to APR

APR Energy has bought  GE’s international power rental projects business for US$314 million. APR will pay $64 million in cash with GE taking the remainder in APR shares, giving it a 16.5% stake in the power rental company.

The rental business rents mobile gas turbines and has a fleet of 520 MW. It currently has 20 large gas turbines rented on contracts in Bangladesh, Iraq, the US Virgin Islands, Canada, Australia and Dubai.

Alstom to upgrade UK’s biggest combined cycle plants

Alstom has agreed plans for a major upgrade with RWE Generation to implement its high performance MXL2 upgrade package on all nine gas turbines at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe facilities - Britain's two biggest gas-fired combined cycle power plants.

The five GT26 gas turbines at Pembroke and four at Staythorpe will each be retrofitted with the multi-mode MXL2 upgrade, which offers increased performance, substantial improvements to operational efficiency and enhances availability through increased maintenance intervals.

Abengoa will develop a new 100 megawatt solar plant in South Africa

Abengoa has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) of South Africa to develop Xina Solar One, a 100 megawatt (MW) parabolic trough plant with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts. This project will form the largest solar complex in Africa together with Abengoa's plant KaXu Solar One that is currently under construction in the country.

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