Life cycle costs front and center at Turbo Expo 2014

Turbo Expo 2014 took place in Dusseldorf, Germany in June under the auspices of the ASME’s International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI). Mike Ireland, ASME Managing Director ASME Research & Technology Development, introduced the keynote session by calling Turbo Expo the “flagship conference for ASME”, and as such, this year’s event enjoyed a highest ever attendance at over 3000 people, up from 2400 in 2013. A further record was set with had 1,229 papers presented in 329 sessions. The exhibit featured 118 vendors.

Life cycle costs

Alstom to supply equipment worth $450m for Mexican gas power plant

Alstom recently won contracts worth nearly €335 million ($450m) to supply a power island (KA24) for Iberdrola’s Monterrey III combined cycle power plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon.

MHPS, Hitachi to provide H-25 gas turbine for combined cycle plant in China

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Hitachi (China) have jointly secured a contract to provide an H-25 gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng Thermal Power (NKTP). The new gas turbine will be an important component of a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant with about 50MW output.

FGE, Starwood to build two 747 MW combined cycle facilities in Texas

FGE Power LLC and its subsidiary FGE Texas, LLC, recently announced that they have agreed to strategically partner with an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global LLC to finance and build two identical 747 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) facilities near Westbrook and Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas

Alstom wins $433m Brazilian order for supply of wind turbines

Alstom SA, a French power-equipment maker, has agreed to supply 127 wind turbines to Renova Energia SA (RNEW11) in Brazil in a contract worth about 320 million euros ($433 million).

Renova Energia will receive ECO 122, ECO 110 and ECO 100 wind turbines models for its 355.5-MW Umburanas complex in the northeastern state of Bahia, Alstom said in a statement. The turbines, to be made at Alstom’s plant in Bahia, are expected to be delivered between January 2017 and January 2018.

Elliott compressors to power Dow ethylene plant in Texas

Elliott Group will supply the main compression equipment for Dow Chemical Company’s world-scale cracker to be built in Freeport, TX.  Known as LHC-9, the plant will take advantage of shale gas-based ethane feed stocks.

Boston Gear highlights open gearing capabilities in new brochure

Boston Gear’s new brochure provides an overview of the company’s open gearing design and engineering capabilities, and gearing solutions for spur gears, worm and worm gears, spiral and straight miter gears, bevel gears, and helical gears.

Toshiba to supply steam turbines for Indonesian geothermal plant

Toshiba has received a contract from Sarulla Operations to provide three 60MW geothermal steam turbines and generators (STG) for its geothermal power plant project.

DoE project aims at 1.4 million tonnes carbon capture annually

The Department of Energy, in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon, recently announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S.

MHI bags order for post-combustion CO2 capture system in Texas

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a post combustion CO2 capture system, which will capture CO2 from flue gas from an existing coal-fired power generation plant. With a CO2 capture capacity of 4,776 metric tons per day (mtpd), the system is designed for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Texas, the U.S.A.


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