Capstone bags order for four natural gas-fueled microturbines

Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order for four C1000 microturbines, for an Australian manufacturer. Optimal Group, Capstone's Australian distributor, secured the order for the 4MW facility, which is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2016.

EU approves GE takeover of Alstom

General Electric has won EU approval for its 12.4-billion-euro ($13.9 billion) acquisition of Alstom's power business after agreeing to sell some of the French company's turbine assets to Italian rival Ansaldo Energia. Both Alstom and GE said they expected to finalise the deal as early as possible in the fourth quarter.

GE announces launch of LM6000-PF+ gas turbine

GE is launching the LM6000-PF+, its latest aeroderivative gas turbine which employs technologies from four GE businesses, bringing power online faster and with more efficiency. GE announced its latest gas turbine at the 2015 POWER-GEN Asia conference in Bangkok. GE is likely to introduce the new PF+ package design for full installation for simple cycle plants in three months and combined cycle plants in 12 months.

Alstom commissions Israel’s 835MW Haruvit combined cycle plant

Alstom and Dalia Power Energies recently inaugurated the 835MW Haruvit combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Israel. France-based Alstom was responsible for the management of the gas-fired project on a turnkey basis, starting from the initial design to its final commissioning.

GE to upgrade gas turbines at two thermal plants in Japan

US-based General Electric (GE) has secured orders to upgrade gas turbines for two thermal power generating facilities in Japan. The first order is from Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power for upgrading eight existing GE gas turbines at its 2,380MW Joetsu thermal power station. The second, from Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), is for the replacement and upgrade of eight gas turbines at Yokohama thermal station.

Capstone to provide 1.2 MW power for Alaskan project

Capstone Turbine Corp. recently received an order for two C600 dual-mode microturbines to power a facility and on-site equipment at an oil field project in Alaska. Capstone's North American distributors Horizon Power Systems and Chenega Energy, worked together to secure the order and develop the power plant.

Siemens to supply 10 compressor trains for LNG project in Louisiana

Siemens recently won a contract for supplying the initial ten compressor trains for a major LNG project in the USA. Magnolia LNG, a company of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) is developing an up to eight million tons per annum (mtpa) mid-scale LNG facility based on their OSMR LNG technology in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. The project serves to liquefy Natural Gas for export from the USA as well as potential domestic use.

GE’s LM2500 gas turbine completes 75 million combined operating hours

GE recently announced that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines have completed 75 million combined operating hours. The current fleet totals more than 2,800 turbines across six continents.
The LM2500 consists of a 16 or 17-stage axial-flow compressor, annular combustor, two-stage, high-pressure, single-rotor gas turbine and highly efficient six-stage power turbine. A single turbine’s output ranges from 16-34 MW and is available as a trailer-mounted generator set or TM2500. Its lightweight, compact design allows for quick installation and easy maintenance.

New 540MW combined cycle plant to be built in Woodbridge

PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, will begin construction of a new power plant in the  Sewaren section of Woodbridge, New Jersey at a cost of $600 million. The dual-fuel, 540 MW combined-cycle plant, Sewaren 7, is likely to supply electricity to about 500,000 New Jersey homes. 

The CO2 Budget – Let’s talk numbers

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its Annual Review - AR5 with a graphic that may help frame the Climate Change issue.


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