GE Oil & Gas to supply compressors for Shell projects
March 20 2012 -
At the annual GE Oil and Gas meeting held in Florence, Italy recently, Dan Heintzelman, the new President and CEO of GE Oil & Gas unveiled an agreement to supply compressors and services for Shell projects worldwide over the next six years. This includes centrifugal compressors for LNG services and natural gas, refining and petrochemical applications.
The annual GE Oil and Gas meeting held in Florence, Italy on January 30-31, 2012, had the theme, Leading Progress Together. It was in recognition that the oil and gas landscape is characterized by growing complexity, requiring leadership and increased collaboration. Speakers, panelists and technical presenters came together to make this an exciting and thought provoking event.
GE to upgrade two gas turbines at Progress Energy power plant
March 15 2012 -
GE will upgrade two GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbines at a Progress Energy power plant in the Smith Energy Complex, which will help the site continue to meet growing energy demands through increased output, greater efficiency and lower emissions. The two turbines have been operating on natural gas since 2002, and the enhancement project is scheduled to be completed by October this year.
TAS Energy has opened a new office facility in Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey to provide an increased focus on service capabilities and support for customers on a local level. The facility will serve as a hub for sales, engineering and project execution in the region and will be led by Eren Ergin, Managing Director of TAS Energy Turkey.
The GT13E2 gas turbine used in different applications, is a medium sized gas turbine of the 200 MW class. It has a 21-stage compressor with a variable inlet guide vane, an annular combustion system with closed loop combustor cooling and a 5-stage turbine. The annular combustion system includes 72 EV (EnVironmental) burners. The EV burner is a dry low NOx burner with a long operating history and is used in the entire Alstom gas turbine portfolio. Let us see how the GT13E2 upgrade further improves these capabilities.
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems to host energy efficiency seminars
March 14 2012 -
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS), a provider of Organic Rankine Cycle solutions for waste heat, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal power applications, will host the California "Waste Heat to Power Road Show" from March 20-22 this year. The three-day event will include experts from industry, finance and government and will focus on the importance of industrial energy efficiency, specifically reducing energy costs and utilizing the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) funding to reduce investment costs.
GE’s advanced gas turbine technology to power Texas project
March 14 2012 -
GE’s advanced power generation technology has been selected for a project near Marble Falls, Texas, that will replace an aging, less efficient power plant with a flexible, higher efficiency combined-cycle power plant that offers reduced fuel use, emissions and water consumption for the power it generates.
Matthias Grawe (52) took over at the helm of the Industry Business Division at Voith Turbo recently. The graduate engineer has been working for Voith Turbo for ten years, most recently as Head of the Product Group Variable-Speed Drives at the location Crailsheim.
Akron's FirstEnergy Corp. has proposed adding 800 megawatts of peaking generation at its Eastlake Plant in Lake County. Four new combustion turbines are needed to assure there is sufficient electric power in the East Coast-Midwest region as FirstEnergy prepares to close nine of its old coal-fired power plants, the company said.