GE secures long-term service contract for gas power plant in Russia

GE Power Generation Services has received a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia. The Russian energy company, OJSC “Generating Company” has awarded GE the CSA to ensure long-term availability of the power plant’s GE-supplied gas turbines.

Siemens bags service contract extensions for combined cycle plants in Pennsylvania

Talen Energy Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has awarded Siemens long-term parts and service contract extensions for the Lower Mount Bethel and Ironwood combined-cycle gas power plants in Pennsylvania (PA), USA. The new agreements also feature solutions and contractual enhancements designed to improve the operational flexibility, availability, and performance of the gas turbines at the facilities.

Three units of 1,000 MW combined cycle plant inaugurated in Egypt

A 1000 MW combined cycle power plant was inaugurated in Asyut recently by Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. With an investment cost of around $746 million, the power plant is established on an area of 85 acres and consists of eight generating units, each capable of generating 125 MW.

Capstone secures order for 25 natural gas-fueled C65 microturbines

Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced recently that it received an order for 25 C65 microturbines to fulfill the continual expansion of existing oil and gas customer fleets in shale plays across the western United States.

GE celebrates manufacture of first 9HA gas turbine

GE recently celebrated the first 9HA manufactured at the company’s Belfort Gas Turbine Center of Excellence in France, after years of research and development. It was supported by a billion dollar investment plan, GE said. The turbine is likely to be shipped to Bouchain, France, where Électricité de France (EDF) and GE are developing a gas-fired power plants.

Siemens to supply 24 H-class gas turbines for Egyptian grid

German industrial company Siemens recently signed an 8 billion Euro deal ($9 billion) with Egypt to supply gas and wind power plants to boost the North African country's electricity generation by 50 percent. The deal was signed during an official visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Germany , and is said to be the company's single biggest order. It is likely to give a boost to its gas and power division which is struggling at home.

Spanish firm ACS to construct 615MW combined-cycle plant in Mexico

Mexico’s state electric utility, the CFE, has awarded the construction of the 615 MW Valle de Mexico II combined-cycle power plant to a three-unit consortium of Spanish civil engineering firm ACS: Cobra, Avanzia Instalaciones and Initec Energia. The consortium’s offer included gas and steam turbines supplied by German industrial giant Siemens.

Capstone to upgrade solid waste treatment center in Finland

Capstone recently received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade a solid waste treatment center in Tampere, Finland. Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone's distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, secured the order, which is likely to be commissioned in early 2016. The turnkey project is the second major order for Sarlin Oy Ab within the last month.

Alstom to enter Brazilian steam turbine market with partner NG Metalurgica

Alstom SA has signed a cooperation agreement with Brazil's steam turbine manufacturer NG Metalurgica which allows it to enter the local market for high performance, small and mid-size steam turbines. Under the agreement, NG Metalurgica will be selling the French energy infrastructure group’s Geared Reaction steam turbines (GRT) in Brazil. In turn, Alstom will provide all the necessary technology to its partner, "contributing certain engineering services and components to the turbines sold by the Brazilian company," says a recent press release.

MHPSA to supply three M501J gas turbines for GTCC plant in Virginia

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) has received an order from Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, for the supply of three M501J gas turbines.

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