Siemens unveils lightweight aeroderivative gas turbine for offshore industry
October 4 2015 -
Siemens recently launched its new lightweight aeroderivative gas turbine, the industrial RB211-GT30, for the offshore oil and gas industry. The combined expertise of Rolls-Royce Energy and Dresser-Rand, which supplied a significant share of the 20MW to 40MW offshore power generation on FPSOs worldwide will be used to offer better solutions for the offshore market, Siemens said.
Alstom upgrades gas turbines at Brazilian combined cycle plant
October 4 2015 -
Alstom recently completed the implementation of the first M-upgrades on two GT11N2 gas turbines installed in Central Geradora Termelétrica Fortaleza (CGTF), a combined cycle power plant owned by Enel in northeast Brazil.
The M-upgrade is a product developed by Alstom that is said to enhance power output, efficiency and availability of the gas turbine in a flexible way through extended intervals between outages. In the case of CGTF, the product increased the capacity by more than 8MW for each gas turbine.
453MW natural gas power plant connects to German grid
September 30 2015 -
France-based Alstom and German utility RheinEnergi recently synchronized the 453MW Niehl3 power plant in Cologne with the German electricity grid. The facility generates both heat and power from natural gas, and is based on Alstom's KA26 combined-cycle plant design. Both the companies had signed the agreement to develop the facility in 2012.
Elliott Group recently opened a 3,530 sq. m. turbomachinery service center in the Bidadi Industrial Area southwest of Bengaluru, India. The new facility, located near the Bangalore-Mysore expressway, will repair and maintain rotating equipment for customers in the oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coal industries.
GE to upgrade compressor trains at Mexican fertilizer facility
September 26 2015 -
GE Oil & Gas recently signed a contract with Avanzia Group to refurbish and upgrade four CO2 compression trains, including all the auxiliaries and balance of plant components of Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas company Petróleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) nitrogen-based fertilizer facility.
The newly restored plant is likely to meet about 75% of Mexico’s domestic demand for Urea, revitalizing Mexico’s fertilizer production and reducing its reliance on imports.
Iberdrola to build 850MW combined cycle plant in Mexico
September 26 2015 -
Spanish electric utility Iberdrola has won a $400m contract to build the 850MW Noreste combined cycle power plant in Escobedo municipality, Nuevo León state. The Mexican Government has awarded the contract to Iberdrola to construct, own, operate and maintain the power plant which can generate electricity required to power 2 million Mexican consumers.
GE to upgrade 1,054-MW combined cycle plant in Southern California
September 24 2015 -
General Electric announced recently that its Power Generation Services subsidiary has entered into an agreement to modernize Southern California Edison’s Mountainview Generating Station, which generates enough electricity for 685,000 homes.
Situated at San Bernardino and Mountain View avenues north of Interstate 10, it is a combined cycle power plant, meaning that it uses both natural gas and steam turbines to generate electricity. GE will begin installing new technology in 2016, and the project will be completed in May, 2017.
The Riverton power plant is entering a new phase as the first combined cycle power plant in Kansas by retiring two coal-fired units that had operated since the 1950s. To comply with new emission standards for mercury, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Empire District Electric Co. has converted the plant from coal to natural gas.