GE signs service agreement with Emirates Global Aluminium

GE Power & Water has signed a long-term contractual services agreement (CSA) with aluminum producer Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to service and operate on turbines at the Taweelah aluminum smelter complex in Abu Dhabi. The Taweelah smelter is said to be the largest single-site smelter complex in Abu Dhabi, which has GE’s 9FA turbines installed for an aluminum project, said GE officials.

Siemens bags order for 869MW H-class combined cycle plant in Ohio

Siemens recently received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio, which will be the site of an 869MW H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP).

Alstom brings Slovenian coal plant to full load of 600MW

Alstom announced recently that it has successfully operated Unit 6 of the Šoštanj coal power plant in Slovenia at its full capacity of 600 MW for the first time. This achievement in terms of reliability comes only one month after the successful completion of the synchronization of unit 6 to the Slovenian grid and the production of the first MWs, and three months after the first fire of the boiler.

Siemens wins Japanese order for two H-class gas turbines

German engineering group Siemens recently said it has won a contract to supply two of its H-class gas turbines to Fuji Electric Co, Ltd., its first such order from Japan. The two gas turbines would be installed in a power plant on a production site of Kobe Steel in Japan's Moka City, said Siemens. The company, however, did not disclose financial details of the deal.

GE to upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar

General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to GE. Following a proposal made during GE Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt’s recent visit to Myanmar, this new initiative will result in approximately 30 MW of additional power for Myanmar, said the press release issued by GE recently.

Siemens, Bechtel win turnkey order for 778 MW gas-fired plant

Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, has recently been awarded the order for a turnkey supply of Panda Power Funds' Stonewall Energy Project in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the sixth order awarded to Siemens by Panda Power Funds, following the power projects Temple I and Temple II, Sherman, Liberty and Patriot. The natural-gas-fired Leesburg combined cycle power plant (CCPP) will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 778 MW. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for spring 2017.

Siemens delivers 286MW gas turbine to Florida plant

Trying to catch up to GE in the U.S. turbine market as power companies are demanding that their manufacturers link high power capacity with high efficiency, Siemens recently delivered a third 637,000-pound unit to a power plant in Florida. Siemens has agreed to pay $7.6 billion, including an assumption of debt, for Houston’s Dresser-Rand, a firm that makes such turbines.

Petronas Floating LNG to have aeroderivative-driven compressors

GE Oil & Gas recently said it will supply its gas turbine-driven compressor train and mechanical drive technology to Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), for a second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit being built off the coast of Sabah and Sarawak, East Malaysia.

Compression trains are used in the liquefaction process, which cools natural gas to a liquid state. GE will supply four of its PGT25+G4 gas turbine generator systems and two nitrogen trains featuring two LM6000-PF+ 2BCL907 aeroderivative gas turbines in mechanical-drive mode.

Alstom to provide four HRSGs for two combined-cycle plants in Texas

Alstom recently signed a contract worth approximately €90 million (over $100m) with Exelon Generation to supply four Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas. Each of these will be equipped with two General Electric H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury), and is expected to generate approximately 1,000MW on the Texas grid. Construction of the new gas units is likely to begin in 2015, with commercial operation targeted for 2017.

Rolls Wood Group secures maintenance contract from Fingrid

Rolls Wood Group (RWG) has won a contract for shop inspection, repair and engine testing services, for two Rolls-Royce Avon gas generators operated by Fingrid Oyj (Fingrid). The deal was signed after a comprehensive tendering process, a strict pre-qualification process and submission of a detailed commercial and technical proposal.

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