Impressive start to 3rd Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium in Doha

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman of Qatar Petroleum (QP), the 3rd Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS 2015) is taking place in Doha. Scheduled for 16-18 February, it features short courses running in conjunction with the event. QP is the event’s Titanium Sponsor and host organization.

Voith Turbo announces new Vice President Americas for power, oil and gas

Voith Turbo has announced that Javier Suarez will be the new Vice President Americas for the Power, Oil, and Gas division's Marine group. Suarez will be based at the division's regional headquarters in Houston, working with Ron Wilson, who is President Americas. Suarez will also be a member of the global Voith Marine management team. He has experience in the marine industry, including four years at Voith Turbo as Sales Area Manager for Voith Schneider Propellers, based in Germany.

New heat pump design promises efficient central heating

Johnson Controls is introducing a new technology in China to meet the growing demand for central heating that does not emit harmful pollutants.

Capstone receives follow-on order for five C800 microturbines in Mexico

Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received a follow-on order for five C800 microturbines for another phase of the Los Ramones pipeline project in Northeastern Mexico. Industrias Energetícas, Capstone’s distributor in Mexico, secured the initial order for the pipeline project in December 2014, which consisted of six C800 microturbines and sixteen C30 microturbines.

Starwood Energy buys natural gas-fired Quail Run project in Texas

Starwood Energy Group Global LLC has completed the purchase of the Quail Run Energy Center natural gas-fired combined cycle electric power generating facility in Odessa, Texas. Starwood Energy assumed ownership and began operating the power plant in January.

Mitsubishi signs power plant pact with Uzbekistan

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uzbekistan state-operated energy company Uzbekenergo to collaborate on power plant operation and maintenance. MHPS will provide O&M support and related services for power plants owned by Uzbekenergo – two power plants, Navoi and Talimarjan, and a cogeneration plant called Tashkent which MHPS has previously supplied gas turbines and other core equipment.

GE Oil & Gas to provide long-term maintenance for LNG facility

GE Oil & Gas recently received a long-term contractual service agreement (CSA) through General Electric International Peru to support the PERU LNG S.R.L liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Pampa Melchorita, Peru. The facility, located about 100 miles south of Lima, has an estimated annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes of LNG. Open since June 2010, the complex also consists of two storage tanks – each with a capacity of 130 000 m3 of LNG, a marine terminal and a supply pipeline.

Entergy cranks up new 560MW Ninemile natural gas-fired unit in Westwego

Entergy Corp. has recently started up of a new $655 million natural gas-fired unit at its Ninemile power plant in Westwego, the utility's first newly built generating facility in Louisiana in 30 years.

MAN Diesel & Turbo enters the Chinese market

MAN Diesel & Turbo has made its entry into the Chinese market with the MGT gas turbine series. The Shanghai Aerospace Energy Corporation has chosen to procure four gas turbines of the MGT6200 series for the energy supply of an automotive plant.

The Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. (SVW) will utilize four 6.9 MW gas turbines of the MGT6200 series in a cogeneration (CHP) system, thus generating low-emission electricity and process steam efficiently in the future for the expansion of its automotive production plant in the north-west of Shanghai.

Siemens wins service contract for gas-fired Blythe Energy Center in California

Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement for the Blythe Energy Center in California. The customer is AltaGas Ltd, headquartered in Alberta, Canada. The new agreement covers scheduled maintenance activities, program management, spare parts, power diagnostics and performance monitoring for the plant's two Siemens V84.3A (now named SGT6-4000F) gas turbines for the next 25 years or 116,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH).

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