Starwood Energy buys natural gas-fired Quail Run project in Texas

Starwood Energy Group Global LLC has completed the purchase of the Quail Run Energy Center natural gas-fired combined cycle electric power generating facility in Odessa, Texas. Starwood Energy assumed ownership and began operating the power plant in January.

Mitsubishi signs power plant pact with Uzbekistan

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uzbekistan state-operated energy company Uzbekenergo to collaborate on power plant operation and maintenance. MHPS will provide O&M support and related services for power plants owned by Uzbekenergo – two power plants, Navoi and Talimarjan, and a cogeneration plant called Tashkent which MHPS has previously supplied gas turbines and other core equipment.

GE Oil & Gas to provide long-term maintenance for LNG facility

GE Oil & Gas recently received a long-term contractual service agreement (CSA) through General Electric International Peru to support the PERU LNG S.R.L liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Pampa Melchorita, Peru. The facility, located about 100 miles south of Lima, has an estimated annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes of LNG. Open since June 2010, the complex also consists of two storage tanks – each with a capacity of 130 000 m3 of LNG, a marine terminal and a supply pipeline.

Entergy cranks up new 560MW Ninemile natural gas-fired unit in Westwego

Entergy Corp. has recently started up of a new $655 million natural gas-fired unit at its Ninemile power plant in Westwego, the utility's first newly built generating facility in Louisiana in 30 years.

MAN Diesel & Turbo enters the Chinese market

MAN Diesel & Turbo has made its entry into the Chinese market with the MGT gas turbine series. The Shanghai Aerospace Energy Corporation has chosen to procure four gas turbines of the MGT6200 series for the energy supply of an automotive plant.

The Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. (SVW) will utilize four 6.9 MW gas turbines of the MGT6200 series in a cogeneration (CHP) system, thus generating low-emission electricity and process steam efficiently in the future for the expansion of its automotive production plant in the north-west of Shanghai.

Siemens wins service contract for gas-fired Blythe Energy Center in California

Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement for the Blythe Energy Center in California. The customer is AltaGas Ltd, headquartered in Alberta, Canada. The new agreement covers scheduled maintenance activities, program management, spare parts, power diagnostics and performance monitoring for the plant's two Siemens V84.3A (now named SGT6-4000F) gas turbines for the next 25 years or 116,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH).

Siemens to deliver SGT6-5000F turbines for gas-fired plants in Peru

Siemens has received an order for three SGT6-5000F gas turbines from Peru. The turbines will be used in the project Nodo Energético del Sur - Planta N° 2 Región Moquegua consisting of three simple cycle power plants. The customer is the power utility EnerSur, the contractor being Técnicas Reunidas and JJC.

GE 9HA gas turbines to power German CHP plant

Switzerland’s Repower has signed contracts with GE and Iberdrola, via its engineering subsidiary, for the supply of GE’s 9HA gas turbine, long-term services and turnkey installation for the new Chempark Leverkusen combined cycle plant.

Alstom wins contract for 950MW combined-cycle project in Turkey

Alstom recently secured two contracts worth €220 million for the supply and maintenance of the power island of the 950 MW Kirikkale combined-cycle power plants in the central Anatolia region in Turkey. Alstom will supply two GT26 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), one steam turbine and three turbo-generators. The plant is expected to be commissioned in May 2017.

GE to provide natural gas turbines for Allen Plant in Memphis

General Electric Co. has received an order from the Tennessee Valley Authority for two high-efficiency gas turbine generators to replace three coal-fired units that are being retired at the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis. The U.S. government-owned utility supplies power to about 9 million people in seven states.

GE said the natural gas-powered generators will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, compared with a typical coal-fired plant. TVA's board voted in August to retire the coal-fired Allen plant and replace it with a natural-gas facility.

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