Capstone captures African market with offshore order for two C1000 microturbines
September 20 2014 -
Capstone Turbine (CPST) recently received an order for two C1000 microturbines for an offshore oil and gas platform in Africa. The two C1000s will run on flare gas to power artificial lift equipment, more specifically electrical submersible pumps that are used to increase oil production.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Africa is expected to consume 4.5 million barrels of oil a day by the year 2020, up 29 percent from the present figure. This is more than twice the IEA's projection for Asia and nearly four times the world-wide rate.
Siemens to provide two compressor trains for LNG plant in China
September 17 2014 -
Siemens Energy recently received an order from Chengdu Cryogenic Liquidation Equipment Co. Ltd. to provide two compressor trains for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) project. Planned for Etuoke Qian Qi of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region with an annual capacity of 400,000 tons of LNG, the project is expected to be put into operation in December 2015.
Improved GE 9EMax gas turbines to power projects in Malaysia
September 13 2014 -
General Electric (GE) Power and Water, a division of General Electric Co, recently introduced its newly improved 9EMax gas turbine, which is expected to deliver up to 143 MW of power and up to 37 percent efficiency in simple cycle operations.
The new 9EMax gas turbines are expected to elevate the output and efficiency of the existing 9EMax gas turbines, and to open as much as RM19.2 million in new annual revenue opportunities per unit upgrade, in addition to about RM16 million in annual fuel savings.
Lloyd's Register approves gas turbine design for LNG ship
September 13 2014 -
GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have jointly announced that they have received approval in principle (AiP) for a jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The gas turbine will burn cargo boil off gas.
Siemens to equip 902 MW combined cycle plant in South Korea
September 10 2014 -
Siemens will soon deliver the power island for Dangjin 4 combined cycle power plant in South Korea. The natural gas-fired 902 MW power plant is scheduled to come on line in the summer of 2017. The order volume for Siemens including a long-term service contract is $473 million.
GE Sprint gas turbines to power 97 MW plant in the Philippines
September 10 2014 -
GE recently announced that its LM6000-PC Sprint gas turbines (jet engine-based aeroderivative gas turbines) have been chosen to power First Generation Corporation's (First Gen) Avion power plant in the Philippines.
New bearing isolator to be unveiled at Houston symposia
September 5 2014 -
Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced plans to debut its new Bearing Gard bearing isolator at the 2014 Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia in Houston on Tuesday, September 23, during a press conference at 3:30 p.m. in booth 1213.
Midstream infrastructure unblocks shale gas potential
September 4 2014 -
Recoverable reserves of natural gas in the United States have increased enormously in recent years as a result of new production technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Previously locked into shale formations, the flow of gas from these deep rocks is increasing every day.
Capstone to deploy fifty C65 microturbines in Australia
September 3 2014 -
Capstone Turbine Corporation, manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently announced that it has secured an order by Optimal Group for fifty Capstone C65s with integrated heat exchangers to be deployed in Australia. Optimal Group, Capstone's Australian distributor, placed the order for the microturbines, for the launch of an Optimal rental fleet.
Siemens hands over 1600MW Shuweihat S3 combined cycle plant in Abu Dhabi
September 2 2014 -
Siemens and its Korean consortium partner Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. handed over into commercial operation the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. With an installed electrical capacity of 1,600 MW, Shuweihat S3 will be operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company (SAOM).
Siemens has supplied the main components comprising four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-4000 steam turbines, six generators (SGen5-1000A and SGen5-2000H), the electrical and SPPA-T3000 I&C (Instrumentation and Control) system.