Wolverine Power proposes $100m natural gas plant for Elmira Township

Wolverine Power Cooperative recently announced a proposal for a $100 million natural gas-based power plant in Elmira Township, which is expected to provide electricity in Northern Michigan and the rest of the state.

The proposal calls for a plant to be located east of Elmira on M-32, about a quarter of a mile east of Flott Road. The entire operation would come with a cost in excess of $100 million and sit on 170 acres of land — two 40-acre parcels, one 80-acre parcel and a 10-acre parcel.

EthosEnergy supplies combustion components for GE 7EA gas turbine

EthosEnergy recently completed a contract for the supply of new manufactured combustion components for TransCanada's Ocean States power plant. The standard combustion liners and transition pieces were installed in a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at the Rhode Island site.

TransCanada required short cycle delivery of components for a scheduled outage and EthosEnergy's approach provided the necessary confidence to guarantee on-time delivery, extended warranties, and full OEM parts interchangeability.

Siemens turbines to power Dow plant

Siemens recently handed over three gas turbines and one steam turbine to Dow Stade for a new 163 MW cogeneration power plant.

New mold wrap improves efficiency in casting of gas turbine blades

Morgan Advanced Materials carried out a project recently in collaboration with an engine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a casting foundry, to develop a next generation low bio-persistent Alkaline Earth Silicate (AES) wool insulation that can replace RCF in the casting of gas turbine blades.

GE to supply equipment for 750MW combined cycle plant in Iraq

GE recently signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750MW combined cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a new power plant in Sulaimaniyah.

Heavy-duty turbine technology

Pablo Koziner is president of Solar Turbines

Caterpillar's Board of Directors has named Pablo Koziner, 41, currently vice president with responsibility for the Americas Distribution Services Division, as a Caterpillar vice president and the president of Solar Turbines, a global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.

KEPL launches API Steam Turbine in India

KEPL, a manufacturer of “API process pumps” and API steam turbines, has announced the launch of India’s first indigenously-developed next generation API steam turbine ‘K-Tur’.

K-Tur is said to be among the most efficient single-stage turbines with a wide spectrum of interesting features such as steam shields, blade-tip seals and reusable bearing liners. The steam turbine uses profile blading, which helps in reducing the windage losses, thus improving its efficiency. K-Tur machine is also said to have the facility of installing mechanical seals instead of the normal carbon rings.

1,200MW energy storage project proposed in Utah to support wind power

Four companies have jointly proposed an $8-billion green energy initiative that would link wind farms to an energy storage facility and bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of a wind farm in Wyoming, an energy storage facility in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. A key component of the project – a massive underground energy storage facility – would yield 1,200 MW.

LPP Combustion unveils new technology to comply with flaring caps

LPP Combustion, LLC presented a live demonstration of the company's Lean, Pre-Mixed, Pre-vaporized (LPP) solution on Friday, October 3, 2014, at North Dakota State University. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard (Rick) Roby, led the demonstration titled, LPP Oilfield Power System fueled by NGLs/Y-grade.

Exelon orders three GE air-cooled H machines

GE recently won an order worth more than $500 million to provide air-cooled H machines to U.S.-based Exelon. The order includes four GE 7HA gas turbines, two D600 steam turbines, six generators and a contractual service agreement for the Wolf Hollow and Colorado Bend combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects.

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