GE to deliver 2.6GW of gas-fired power across Egypt

GE has signed a contract with the Egyptian government to deliver 2.6 GW of power generation capacity, the company said. GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business said it will deliver 34 of its aeroderivative gas turbines, which are expected to begin generating power in May, as well as 12 heavy-duty gas turbines to 15 sites across Egypt.

Elliott to supply compressor trains for Gulf Coast LNG liquefaction plant

Elliott Group has been chosen for the manufacture of three compressor trains for Cameron LNG's new LNG Liquefaction export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana. The project includes three natural gas liquefaction trains with an approved export capacity of 12 million tpa. Elliott will supply three duplicate equipment trains with six Elliott centrifugal compressors for cryogenic, end flash gas service.

Alstom wins renovation contract for 960MW coal-fired plant in Hungary

French power manufacturer Alstom has won a €12m contract from the developer of the 950MW Mátrai Eromu lignite-fired power plant in Hungary, to renovate its steam turbines in blocks 4 and 5. The contract is a part of the renovation project in the country in the last eight years, which aims to restore the original performance and availability of the two 232MW blocks at the facility.

GE to supply 46 gas turbines across Egypt

GE has signed contracts with the government of Egypt to deliver 2.683 GW of electricity, and supply a total of 46 gas turbines across eight sites. The electricity provided is expected to be equivalent to more than 2.5 million homes. The seven LM6000-PC, seven LM6000-PF and 20 TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines and 12 9E.03 gas turbines were packaged in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and Veresegyhaz, Hungary.

Alstom to deliver steam turbine and generator for Thailand facility

France-based Alstom and Marubeni Corporation recently signed a €950m contract with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for construction of a new 600MW unit for the Mae Moh lignite-fired power plant in Thailand. Located in the northern Thai province of Lampang, the facility has units 4-13 operational at present, all of which had been installed by the Alstom-Marubeni consortium. The new unit is likely to replace units 4-7 among them.

Siemens completes 600MW combined cycle project in Turkey

Siemens has completed the construction of the 600MW Cengiz Enerji Samsun combined cycle power plant in Turkey. Equipped with SGT5-8000H gas turbines, the single-shaft plant is developed in co-ordination with its partner and customer Cengiz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret.

Permanent magnet vs. induction motors

The low cost of induction or switched reluctance machines is attracting more and more companies to consider using them for high-speed, high-temperature generating applications. However, their use in such environments will bring about unique challenges and system level disadvantages that will keep permanent magnetic machines the overwhelming preferred choice in the industry. 

Mitsubishi to supply H-25 gas turbines and generator for Myanmar SEZ

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order for two sets of Hitachi H-25 gas turbine and a generator for two islands of thermal power generation facilities, with a combined output of 50 MW, being newly established by Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), a state-owned power provider in Myanmar, Burma.

Dresser-Rand opens new facility in Saudi Arabia

To establish its permanent presence in the Middle East, Dresser-Rand has set up a new service center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company also formally committed to a new multi-purpose facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Alstom wins $65m turbine order for Uganda’s hydropower plant

Alstom has received a $65m (€58 million) order from the Chinese company Sinohydro to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for Uganda’s Karuma Hydropower Project. After the successful cooperation of Bui hydropower project in Ghana and Soubre project in Côte d'lvoire, this is Alstom’s third contract from Sinohydro.

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