Elliott has closed its Missouri Service Center

In July, Elliott closed its Barnhart, Missouriservice center, known as Elliott MVP Services.
Mike Lordi, Vice President,Global Service, said, “After careful evaluation of ourservice center capacity, we have decided to consolidate the operations of our St. Louisservice center with those of our Crown Point, Indiana service center; Jacksonville , Florida service center, and Elliott’s US Field Service operations.”

Oil-fired Siemens F-class demonstrates 25 ppm NOx

Siemens builds on its successful SGT6-5000F gas turbine platform with a step change in NOx emissions while firing fuel oil by demonstrating 25 ppm NOx emissions with water injection. The current industry standard is 42 ppm for other OEM F-Class gas turbines.

Co-Re-based alloys: a new material for gas turbines

It is estimated that future gas turbines will function at temperatures 200⁰C higher than those of today and that the materials currently in use cannot withstand such high temperatures. So there is a need to investigate new materials capable of resisting very severe temperature conditions and the heavy load on modern gas turbines.

GE to upgrade gas turbines at two thermal plants in Japan

US-based General Electric (GE) has secured orders to upgrade gas turbines for two thermal power generating facilities in Japan. The first order is from Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power for upgrading eight existing GE gas turbines at its 2,380MW Joetsu thermal power station. The second, from Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), is for the replacement and upgrade of eight gas turbines at Yokohama thermal station.

Capstone to provide 1.2 MW power for Alaskan project

Capstone Turbine Corp. recently received an order for two C600 dual-mode microturbines to power a facility and on-site equipment at an oil field project in Alaska. Capstone's North American distributors Horizon Power Systems and Chenega Energy, worked together to secure the order and develop the power plant.

Siemens to supply 10 compressor trains for LNG project in Louisiana

Siemens recently won a contract for supplying the initial ten compressor trains for a major LNG project in the USA. Magnolia LNG, a company of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) is developing an up to eight million tons per annum (mtpa) mid-scale LNG facility based on their OSMR LNG technology in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. The project serves to liquefy Natural Gas for export from the USA as well as potential domestic use.

GE’s LM2500 gas turbine completes 75 million combined operating hours

GE recently announced that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines have completed 75 million combined operating hours. The current fleet totals more than 2,800 turbines across six continents.
 
The LM2500 consists of a 16 or 17-stage axial-flow compressor, annular combustor, two-stage, high-pressure, single-rotor gas turbine and highly efficient six-stage power turbine. A single turbine’s output ranges from 16-34 MW and is available as a trailer-mounted generator set or TM2500. Its lightweight, compact design allows for quick installation and easy maintenance.

New 540MW combined cycle plant to be built in Woodbridge

PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, will begin construction of a new power plant in the  Sewaren section of Woodbridge, New Jersey at a cost of $600 million. The dual-fuel, 540 MW combined-cycle plant, Sewaren 7, is likely to supply electricity to about 500,000 New Jersey homes. 
 

The CO2 Budget – Let’s talk numbers

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its Annual Review - AR5 with a graphic that may help frame the Climate Change issue.

New 475MW natural gas plant to come up in Ohio

The construction of a new 475-MW natural gas-fired power plant is likely to commence at a facility in Middleton, Ohio, according to Gemma Power Systems (GPS). The company said it has received Interim Notice to Proceed (INTP) to commence activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services (EPC) contract with NTE Ohio LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to begin construction of the new plant.
 

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