DOE loan guarantee for developing advanced fossil-based technologies

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6 new Trent machines to boost oil and gas production in UAE

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a strategic contract to supply Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) with power generation equipment and related services to help boost oil and gas processing at the Satah Al- Razboot (SARB) offshore project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The contract was awarded by the Korean engineering, procurement and construction firm Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC) and is the first Trent 60 gas turbine sale to a Korean EPC.

Estimating risks in sour gasfields

In the operation and development of a sour gas field, a key challenge is ensuring the process safety and integrity of the asset and, most importantly, the safety of the personnel working with high concentrations of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). To help the industry manage the risks throughout the project’s lifecycle, DNV GL has now initiated a Joint Industry Project (JIP). Operators are invited to join this JIP to obtain synergies through the development of guidelines on design, construction, operations and training.

With no new finds, UAE depends on enhanced oil recovery to boost oil production

The U.S. EIA says that recent exploration in the UAE has not yielded any significant discoveries of crude oil. What the UAE lacks in new discoveries it makes up for with an emphasis on EOR techniques designed to extend the lifespan of the Emirates' existing oil fields. “By improving the recovery rates at the existing fields, such techniques helped the UAE to nearly double the proved reserves in Abu Dhabi over the past decade.”

Top 10 countries for proved oil reserves, 2013

Wood Group bags 7EA maintenance contract

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a six-year contract to provide maintenance services for a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at a manufacturing facility in Texas.

Wood Group GTS' maintenance management solution for this contract features all major maintenance services, including parts, repairs, field services, and the installation of monitoring and diagnostics technology to provide predictive performance management of the gas turbine.

The customer's accelerated process required that a solution be in place prior to the next scheduled combustion inspection in spring 2014.

Ansys 15.0 released

The new Ansys 15.0 has major advancements across the entire portfolio, including structures, fluids and electromagnetics. In addition, this enhanced version enables complete multiphysics workflows for leading simulation practices.

Highlights for structures in this release include giving users greater insight into simulating composites. Enhancements to the fluids portfolio features the capability for studying turbomachinery flow paths with greater fidelity than ever, while in electromagnetics, Ansys 15.0 offers a comprehensive electric motor design process.

Saudi order for 12 F-class machines

GE will provide gas turbines and other related equipment to meet the increased energy demands of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract, worth $700 million, also includes two eight-year service agreements for planned maintenance.

GE's technology, including 12 GE 7F-5 gas turbines, four GE steam turbines, and 16 generators, provided under the contract is scheduled to be installed on SEC's PP13 and PP14 power plants, which are located at Dhurma, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A more efficient compressor for coking applications

Siemens Energy has continued developing its STC-SOL turbocompressor for coking industry applications. Now available, a refined machine concept and new impeller technology render greater compressor efficiency of up to 15 percent. Siemens has also significantly reduced the number of casing components for the overall machine. The new STC-SOL turbocompressor is now available for commercial operation.

Chromalloy acquires turbine component producer firm

Chromalloy, a supplier of gas turbine engine component repairs, coatings and castings, has acquired Trac Group, a tier one component supplier to the aerospace and energy industries.

"Chromalloy's acquisition of Trac Group is in line with our strategy to increase our support for the new engine supply chain," said Carlo Luzzatto, President.  "Chromalloy and Trac, both industry leaders, together offer the original equipment manufacturers a global source of component production and repair."

Order for waste-to-power package using microturbines

Ener-Core has shipped its first commercial FP250 unit, a power generating system that integrates Ener-Core's patented thermal oxidation technology with a 250 kilowatt gas turbine.   The shipment deployed as scheduled out of the Port of Los Angeles on November 14, 2013 and is en route to Efficient Energy Conversion Turbomachinery B.V. ("EECT"), of the Netherlands.  EECT holds the European distribution rights for the FP250 and related equipment.

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