Siemens wins service contract for solar-combined cycle hybrid power plant

Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to provide long-term maintenance services at Algeria's first solar-combined cycle hybrid power plant. The order was placed by Abengoa for its 150 megawatt solar hybrid plant operating at the Hassi R'Mel natural gas field in northern Algeria. The contract includes preventative and corrective maintenance for two SGT-800 gas turbines, which Siemens installed in April 2011.

Two M501GAC gas turbines to power Canadian GTCC plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. has received an order from TransAlta Generation Partnership, a subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation, Canada, to supply two M501GAC gas turbines for installation at the Sundance 7 Power Generation Facility now under construction in Alberta. The gas turbines will be core components of the new natural gas-fired 800 megawatt gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant.

Trent 60 gas turbine technology boosts power generation in Australia

Rolls-Royce announced recently that two of its Trent 60 gas turbines have successfully entered service at Power and Water Corporation’s Channel Island Power Station in Australia’s Northern Territory. The gas turbine units are each capable of providing up to 58 megawatts of electrical power, when operating with water injection, and in combination have boosted the electricity generation capacity of the Darwin-Katherine power system by nearly 25 per cent.

Western Turbine User Group shines the spotlight on GE Aeroderivatives


A HEPA air filter can reduce airborne allergens.

Siemens to support construction of 1,600 MW gas turbine power station in Nigeria

Siemens recently signed a technical partnership agreement with the Nigerian company Scanpower for the construction of a 1,600 MW gas turbine power station at Lekki, Lagos. The agreement was recently signed by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power to strengthen their strategic partnership with Siemens.

Turbine fracturing pump powered by natural gas commissioned in Louisiana

Green Field Energy Services, Inc. recently announced the company’s commissioning of a turbine-driven fracturing pump, powered by natural gas, which flowed in from a pipeline at the Port of West St. Mary in South Louisiana. The fracturing pump was run on a variety of rates and pressures, designed to simulate oilfield fracturing operations, and it showcased an outstanding performance in rate and horsepower while operating on natural gas.

An explosion of orders for gas turbines in the U.S.


A LMS 100 aeroderivative gas turbine.

Ireland's ESB plans to invest $1.2 billion in British gas plant

Irish utility ESB plans to invest 750 million pounds to build a new 1,500 MW gas-fired power plant in Britain which could start operating in 2018.

Alstom to rehabilitate gas-fired power plant in Iraq

Alstom has signed a contract worth about $65 million with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq for the rehabilitation of two units at Khor Al Zubair gas-fired power station, located in Basrah district, south of Iraq. Each unit is based on Alstom's GT13 gas turbine technology, originally commissioned in 1977. The first rehabilitated unit will be reconnected to the Iraqi electricity network in 2012 and the second unit will be connected before the summer peak of 2013.

Heat exchanger expertise to help produce power from waste heat

HRS Heat Exchangers S.L.U., the Spanish arm of HRS Heat Exchangers Limited which serves the process industry, will be part of a selected companies' consortium working on ICARUS. ICARUS is an innovative, environmentally friendly CO2/lubricant absorption system for power generation from low temperature sources including industrial waste heat and solar thermal to reduce emissions and costs.


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