Siemens commissions test center for gas turbine burners in Germany
February 21 2015 -
Siemens has initiated operations at its Clean Energy Center, located in Ludwigsfelde, Germany. Developing the new burner test centre involved an investment of €100m, Siemens said. The new centre is spread over a 36,000m² area and is a part of the company's Berlin gas turbine manufacturing facility.
Black & Veatch to install two 1,000MW combined cycle natural gas units in Texas
February 21 2015 -
Exelon Generation has selected Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer for the installation of two 1,000MW combined cycle natural gas units in Texas. The units are likely to meet the growing electricity demand in Texas while reducing the amount of water used to produce power in the drought-prone state.
Impressive start to 3rd Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium in Doha
February 16 2015 -
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
February 14 2015 -
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.
Capstone receives follow-on order for five C800 microturbines in Mexico
February 11 2015 -
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
February 11 2015 -
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 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
February 3 2015 -
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.