Rolls-Royce recently got a contract from PetroChina, the largest oil and gas producer in China. The West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP) is the world’s longest natural gas pipeline and this order will take the number of Rolls-Royce RB211 gas turbine compressor packages installed on this pipeline and associated feed and branch lines to 45.
Chromalloy announced today that it is developing a new Technology Center of Excellence in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, dedicated to the research and development of services for gas turbine engine including repairs, parts and coatings.
Eco Power Solutions’ COMPLY 2000 multi-pollutant removal system has been named by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to a short-list of technologies that “offer(s) the potential of reduced compliance costs and improved overall environmental performance”, according to the reference stated on pages 517-18 of the March 16, 2011, EPA proposed new source performance standards and MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technologies) standards for fossil fuel-fired Electric Generating Units (EGUs).
The Darwin LNG Facility is the world’s first liquefaction facility to use aeroderivative gas turbines for its refrigeration compressors. The application of aeroderivative engines allows a significantly lower CO2 footprint of 20-30% compared to the use of simple cycle industrial (heavy duty) gas turbines.
Kobelco opens new compressor manufacturing plant in the U.S.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. has announced that subsidiary Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. (or KCA) is opening a new $20 million factory complex that will double its manufacturing capacity of compressor systems. KCA has also moved its headquarters to the new facility.
John Crane GmbH has announced today it has been awarded a significant new contract to supply engineered sealing technology solutions to a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production project in Australia.
A year ago, Axford Turbine Consultants (www.axfordconsulting.com) predicted that GT orders for U.S. job sites would be down 9 percent and worldwide orders would rise by 7 percent. As it turned out, he underestimated the weakness in the U.S. market where orders fell by 17 percent. Worldwide total orders went up by 7.5 percent.