Sulzer enters China market with joint venture

Sulzer has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with China Huadian Corporation for the service of gas turbines including field service, component repair, and delivery of new capital parts. The new joint venture will operate under the name of Hua Rui (Jiangsu) Gas Turbine Services Co., Ltd. For Sulzer, this is an opportunity to become a major player for rotating equipment service in China’s power market.

Alstom starts erection of first GT13E2 in Russia

Alstom has started erection and commissioning supervision for the first of its GT13E2 gas turbines being supplied for Nizhneturinskaya thermal power plant (TPP) in Urals, Russia. The company had signed a frame agreement with Renova Group in 2011for supply of five GT13E2 turbines of 180MW each to IES-Holding for use in Nizhneturinskaya and Novogorkovskaya, and Akademicheskaya TPPs.

GE launches distributed generation business

Energy efficiency may be leading to falling electricity sales in U.S.

U.S. electricity sales peaked in 2007 and have been declining modestly since then. Sales in 2012 were 1.9% lower than 2007 sales, and sales in the first ten months of 2013 are below the same period in 2012. While the economic recession is an obvious explanation for the decline in sales in 2008 and 2009, it is much less clear why sales have continued to decline since then, even as the economy began to recover.

Chromalloy to continue supplying component repairs to Solar Turbines

Chromalloy has renewed a 10-year agreement with Solar Turbines Incorporated to provide component repairs and new production support for the manufacturer’s leading power systems. Under the agreement Chromalloy will be the preferred supplier for a number of component repairs including turbine blades, nozzles and cases.

Duke Energy to exit its Midwest generation business

Duke Energy has initiated a strategic process to exit its Midwest commercial generation business, which includes ownership interests in 13 power plants. "Our merchant power plants have delivered volatile returns in the challenging competitive market in the Midwest," said Lynn Good, president, CEO and vice chairman of Duke Energy.

6 MW offshore wind turbines to be installed off Rhode Island

Alstom announced a contract to supply 5 Haliade 150-6 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind's 30-MW Block Island pilot Wind Fa

Software integrates distributed generation into large power plants

Municipal utilities play an important role in providing a sustainable energy supply in Germany. With their regional base, they are perfectly positioned to coordinate the increasing decentralization of power generation so that all participating market partners can gain the greatest possible benefit from renewable energy sources or the cogeneration of heat and power.

After selling reciprocating compressor business, Cameron mulls over centrifugals

Cameron has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will sell its Reciprocating Compression business to GE for cash consideration of approximately $550 million, subject to closing adjustments.  Cameron also announced that it intends to explore strategic alternatives for its Centrifugal Compression business to further enhance the Company's focus on its core businesses.

Control system of Austin LM6000 replaced

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a $1.4M contract by the City of Austin to replace four proprietary GE Millennium turbine control panels at the Sand Hill Energy Center in Austin, Texas. The panels will be replaced with Wood Group GTS’icon control systems, which give power plant operators the ability to modify turbine controls themselves to meet differing plant conditions.

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