550 MW gas-fired plant at Ninemile to save $ 53 million per year

The Shaw Group Inc. recently announced it received full notice to proceed on a new dual fuel combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant at Entergy’s Ninemile Point Steam Electric Station near New Orleans, La. The 550-megawatt unit at Ninemile is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the first part of 2015. The cost to construct the unit is currently estimated at $721 million and is expected to provide significant economic benefits to Jefferson Parish and its adjoining communities.

MHI wins orders for ten M501J gas turbines from Korea


The M501J gas turbine.

Co-generation plant saves college $ 1 million a year

At Pacific Union College (PUC) in Napa County, facilities managers installed a $12 million gas turbine power plant that went into 24/7 continuous operations on Feb. 18, 2006. This plant saves the college approximately $1 million a year in energy costs.

Designed to last longer

LNG back in the spotlight

If the presentations at this year's event held in Florence, Italy are anything to go by, LNG is right back in the spotlight. In particular, floating oil production, storage and offloading (FPSO) technology was showcased. GE has just gained an order for an FPSO platform being built to develop the Guará Norte section of the Tupi oilfield in Brazil's Santos oil basin.

BP plans to add three deepwater rigs in the Gulf this year

By 2030, there will be a 40% increase in global energy demand. Not all that will be provided by oil, but the industry will have to expand from 85 million barrels per day to over 100 by 2030, said Kevin Kennelley, Vice President of Engineering and Technology for the Global Projects Organization (GPO), BP, at the recent GE Oil and Gas meeting held in Florence, Italy.

Siemens installs energy storage unit in Italy

Siemens Infrastructure & Cities put an energy storage solution into operation in Italy recently, which belongs to the Siestorage series. Installed in the medium voltage distribution network of Enel, Italy, headquartered in Rome, it is a pilot plant with an output of one megavolt ampere and a capacity of 500 kilowatt-hours. With a compact battery and converter cabinet as the smallest unit, the capacity of the Siestorage energy storage system can be expanded to up to two megawatt hours and its output up to eight megawatts.

Modular energy storage system

Shale gas bonanza triggers new projects in the U.S.


Four LNG trains are being built across the U.S. 

GE Oil & Gas to supply compressors for Shell projects

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.

GE Oil & Gas meeting in Italy

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.

GT13E2 for enhanced power generation efficiency in Russia


Vattenfall’ Berlin Mitte Power Plant.


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