GE to provide natural gas turbines for Allen Plant in Memphis

General Electric Co. has received an order from the Tennessee Valley Authority for two high-efficiency gas turbine generators to replace three coal-fired units that are being retired at the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis. The U.S. government-owned utility supplies power to about 9 million people in seven states.

GE said the natural gas-powered generators will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, compared with a typical coal-fired plant. TVA's board voted in August to retire the coal-fired Allen plant and replace it with a natural-gas facility.

Abengoa chosen for 924MW combined cycle power plant

Abengoa has been chosen by Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to carry out the Norte III project, consisting of a 924 MW combined cycle plant in Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) as part of the National Investment Plan 2014-2018 recently announced by the Mexican government.

GE to showcase advanced power generation technologies at Saudi Forum

GE will demonstrate its commitment to the Saudi Arabia’s energy goals as the Gold Sponsor of the 10th annual Saudi Water & Power Forum (SWPF). At the event, to be held from January 12-14, 2015, in Riyadh, participants will see how GE’s most-advanced suite of power generation and water re-use technologies can help Saudi Arabia meet its growing demand for power and water. GE will also highlight its focus on localized innovation and the development of Saudi talent through various training initiatives.

Siemens completes 834MW Ansan combined cycle plant

Siemens and its partner South Korean POSCO Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. (POSCO E&C), an affiliate of POSCO steel company, completed the Ansan combined cycle power plant in 24 months, from groundbreaking to first commercial operation date (COD). It is the fourth Siemens H-class-based combined-cycle power plant in commercial operation in Asia with an efficiency level of more than 60 percent.

Alstom to supply four HRSGs to two combined cycle plants in Texas

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately EUR90 million (over $100m) with Exelon Generation to supply four Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury). Construction of the new gas units - each will generate approximately 1,000MW on the Texas grid - is expected to begin in 2015 with commercial operation targeted for 2017.

GE to supply gas turbines for hybrid plant in KSA

Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a SAR 1bn ($267mn) contract with General Electric (GE) to buy gas turbines for Saudi Arabia's first integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) power plant. The 600MW project near the Red Sea port of Dhuba in the Tabuk region will produce 550MW of power from gas and 50MW from solar.

MAN compression modules commissioned in Santos Basin, Brazil

The two compression modules on board of FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24 have been successfully commissioned for MODEC, the EPC contractor specialized in engineering, procurement, construction and installation of FPSOs.

Entergy completes 560MW combined cycle plant in Louisiana

Entergy Louisiana, LLC announced recently that it has completed the 560MW Ninemile 6 electric generating facility in Westwego, Louisiana. The gas-fired, combined-cycle facility is owned by Entergy Louisiana, LLC and is located across the river from New Orleans in Jefferson Parish. However, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans, Inc. will purchase 25 and 20 percent of the plant output, respectively. Entergy estimates the final cost of the new facility to be approximately $655 million, which is substantially below its original budget of $721 million.

GE's gas turbines reach full baseload at Saudi Electricity Company

Four of GE’s gas turbines have reached full commercial baseload operation at Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)’s combined cycle project Power Plant 12 (PP12) in Riyadh. Eight of GE’s gas turbines would be used for SEC's combined cycle project Power Plant 12.

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GE, Cheniere sign $1billion service agreement for Sabine Pass LNG export terminal

GE has entered into a $1 billion, 20+-year service contract with Sabine Pass Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners L.P., under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, and maintenance services. GE will offer round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four LNG trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility. Each train will have six gas turbines and is expected to have nominal capacity to produce approximately 4.5 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG.

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