German steam power plant boasts 46% efficiency and 750MW output
December 17 2013 -
The Lünen hard-coal-fired power plant owned by Trianel Kohlkraftwerk Lünen GmbH und Co. KG has been built as a turnkey unit under a consortium arrangement between Siemens and IHI Corporation. It has an installed electrical capacity of 750 megawatts. With 7,000 full-load operating hours predicted for 2014 the Lünen plant can provide electricity for around 1.5 million households. It also supplies the city of Lünen with district heating. With an efficiency of almost 46 percent, Lünen lies on the Datteln-Hamm Canal, a major inland waterway in North-West Germany.
Wood Group GTS has appointed Mike Fisher to the new position of president of its US oil, gas & industrial services (OGIS) business. The Houston-based business provides maintenance, repair and overhaul for Solar Mars, Saturn 10, Centaur 40, Centaur 50 and Taurus 60 gas turbines, which are used primarily by the oil & gas industry.
6 new Trent machines to boost oil and gas production in UAE
December 13 2013 -
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a strategic contract to supply Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) with power generation equipment and related services to help boost oil and gas processing at the Satah Al- Razboot (SARB) offshore project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The contract was awarded by the Korean engineering, procurement and construction firm Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC) and is the first Trent 60 gas turbine sale to a Korean EPC.
In the operation and development of a sour gas field, a key challenge is ensuring the process safety and integrity of the asset and, most importantly, the safety of the personnel working with high concentrations of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). To help the industry manage the risks throughout the project’s lifecycle, DNV GL has now initiated a Joint Industry Project (JIP). Operators are invited to join this JIP to obtain synergies through the development of guidelines on design, construction, operations and training.
With no new finds, UAE depends on enhanced oil recovery to boost oil production
December 10 2013 -
The U.S. EIA says that recent exploration in the UAE has not yielded any significant discoveries of crude oil. What the UAE lacks in new discoveries it makes up for with an emphasis on EOR techniques designed to extend the lifespan of the Emirates' existing oil fields. “By improving the recovery rates at the existing fields, such techniques helped the UAE to nearly double the proved reserves in Abu Dhabi over the past decade.”
Wood Group GTS has been awarded a six-year contract to provide maintenance services for a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at a manufacturing facility in Texas.
Wood Group GTS' maintenance management solution for this contract features all major maintenance services, including parts, repairs, field services, and the installation of monitoring and diagnostics technology to provide predictive performance management of the gas turbine.
The customer's accelerated process required that a solution be in place prior to the next scheduled combustion inspection in spring 2014.
The new Ansys 15.0 has major advancements across the entire portfolio, including structures, fluids and electromagnetics. In addition, this enhanced version enables complete multiphysics workflows for leading simulation practices.
Highlights for structures in this release include giving users greater insight into simulating composites. Enhancements to the fluids portfolio features the capability for studying turbomachinery flow paths with greater fidelity than ever, while in electromagnetics, Ansys 15.0 offers a comprehensive electric motor design process.
GE will provide gas turbines and other related equipment to meet the increased energy demands of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract, worth $700 million, also includes two eight-year service agreements for planned maintenance.
GE's technology, including 12 GE 7F-5 gas turbines, four GE steam turbines, and 16 generators, provided under the contract is scheduled to be installed on SEC's PP13 and PP14 power plants, which are located at Dhurma, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A more efficient compressor for coking applications
December 3 2013 -
Siemens Energy has continued developing its STC-SOL turbocompressor for coking industry applications. Now available, a refined machine concept and new impeller technology render greater compressor efficiency of up to 15 percent. Siemens has also significantly reduced the number of casing components for the overall machine. The new STC-SOL turbocompressor is now available for commercial operation.