DoE project aims at 1.4 million tonnes carbon capture annually
July 16 2014 -
The Department of Energy, in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon, recently announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S.
MHI bags order for post-combustion CO2 capture system in Texas
July 16 2014 -
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a post combustion CO2 capture system, which will capture CO2 from flue gas from an existing coal-fired power generation plant. With a CO2 capture capacity of 4,776 metric tons per day (mtpd), the system is designed for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Texas, the U.S.A.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil Servicos Empresariais Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil (KMB) is Kobe Steel's first location established in Brazil.
Spanish firm gets combined cycle contract in Dominican Republic
July 5 2014 -
Dominican Republic’s biggest power company has selected the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas (TR) to head the engineering, construction and operations to convert the plants of the company Dominican Power Partners (DPP) to combined cycle from natural gas, according to a recent announcement.
The company’s aim is to boost its current 210 MW to 324 MW of energy to the national grid and the combined cycle project will be carried out at a cost of US$260 million, without the need of State guarantee, said president AES Dominicana, Edwin De los Santos, in a statement.
TVA proposes new natural gas-fired plant in Memphis
July 5 2014 -
In an effort to comply with agreements to reduce emissions, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has recommended shuttering its Allen Fossil Plant and the facility's three coal-fired units, replacing them with a new natural gas-fired plant on adjacent property in Memphis, TN.
It has been a rough period for the American wind industry. After several record setting years, uncertainties surrounding renewable subsidies led to a massive drop in wind capacity additions. A peak of 13,131 MW of added capacity in 2012 fell to only 1,087 in 2013.
M501J turbines power combined cycle operation at Korea’s Yulchon II plant
June 29 2014 -
The commencement of gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation at the Yulchon II power plant (Yulchon II) recently, marked the first GTCC operation of the J-Series turbines outside of Japan. Yulchon II is a 946.3MW GTCC power plant built by MPC Yulchon in Jeollanam-do, in which the M501J gas turbines are the heart of the GTCC.
Siemens H class turbines to power Petronas project in Malaysia
June 26 2014 -
Siemens, in a consortium with MMC Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (MMCES) of Malaysia, has received an order for the turnkey construction of the Pengerang Co-generation Plant (PCP) in Malaysia. The order comes from Malaysia's state-owned petroleum corporation, Petronas.
The PCP is expected to produce approximately 1,220 MW of power and up to 1,480 tons per hour of steam for the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), Petronas' mega development in Pengerang, Southern Johor.
Metrix Setpoint to use PI System for data archiving
June 22 2014 -
Metrix Setpoint recently announced that it has entered into an OEM partnership agreement with OSIsoft, producer of the PI System, the industry's real-time infrastructure for streaming data and events. Setpoint CMS software will use OSIsoft's PI System technology for its underlying data infrastructure.
The Metrix Setpoint system is said to be one of the first to use the PI System to archive the overall vibration trends, high-speed waveform data and 80ms fast trend data, eliminating the need for a separate, stand-alone condition monitoring software environment.