Over the past several months, Elliott Group has won contracts from Brazil's national oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), to supply compressors for expansion projects at the company's REGAP and REMAN refineries as well as the new Northeast Refinery, RNEST. The projects will aid the company's efforts to increase domestic production of high quality diesel fuel.
Energy Technology Ventures – a GE, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips joint venture – is providing capital to Emefcy Ltd, an Israeli company that can turn wastewater treatment from a huge energy drain to an electricity generator.
The EIA has responded to a recent The New York Times article "Behind veneer, doubt on future of natural gas," which said that the agency's optimistic estimates of future shale gas production and price are skewing current energy policy. Based on emails exchanged between staffers of EIA, the NYT article contended that optimistic assessments of shale gas reserves were based on high yield in one or two wells being extrapolated to future wells.
The TechAngle Electronic Torque Wrench from Snap-on Industrial now comes with a new cycle-counting feature which gives critical industries important information to help track required calibration cycles of torque-measuring instruments.
Designed to do the work of four torque wrenches, the TechAngle Electronic Torque Wrench allows users to set the torque value in Newton meters, foot pounds, or inch pounds and angle of rotation. The TechAngle then measures applied torque and angular rotation by using an inertial gyroscope.
Wood Group GTS has been awarded a US$11 million, multi-year contract by Empresa de Generacion Electrica de Arequipa, S.A. (EGASA) to supply parts for the two General Electric MS6001B gas turbines at the 71MW Power Plant "Central Termica Pisco", Pisco Province, Peru.
The Energy Information Administration's Annual International Energy Outlook 2011 is out. Below are key figures:
Developed nations and non-developed nations today consume the same amount of energy. By 2035, the consumption of developed nations would have increased by less than 15%, whereas the others would have increased by 80%.
Centrax Gas Turbines has expanded its range of power generation products in an agreement with Siemens to package two of Siemens gas turbines product ranges. Under the agreement both the Siemens SGT-300 and SGT-400 gas turbines will be packaged at the Centrax UK plant in Newton Abbot.
Siemens Energy has installed the first prototype of its next generation offshore wind turbine in Høvsøre, Denmark, and has today initiated the first trial operation. The new SWT-6.0-120 wind turbine with a power rating of 6 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 120 metres uses direct drive technology. Nacelle and rotor of the SWT-6.0-120 weigh together less than 350 tons.
Used increasingly to save energy, variable frequency drives cause unwanted voltages on motor shafts. If not diverted, the resulting currents discharge through bearings, causing fusion craters on bearing race walls. Over time, this bearing fluting can lead to noise, vibration, failure and catastrophic motor failure.