PW Power Systems completes testing of FT4000 aeroderivative gas turbine

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently announced the successful completion of the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative power solution, the FT4000 gas turbine. The testing was conducted at the Pratt & Whitney testing complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Siemens powers 758MW combined cycle plant in Texas

Siemens Energy Inc. and Pannda Power Funds recently dedicated the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple, Texas. Siemens Energy supplied the natural-gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in consortium with its partner, Bechtel. The multi-shaft plant, the first Flex-Plant in commercial operation in Texas, is a Siemens Flex-Plant configuration, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW.

FS-Elliott unveils new series of centrifugal air compressors

FS-Elliott Co., LLC, a manufacturer of centrifugal air and gas compressors, recently launched its Polaris+ series. The new compressor incorporates several product advancements developed to increase reliability and efficiency while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.

Based on the design of FS-Elliott’s original industrial compressors, the Polaris+ series consists of five models with flows ranging from 900 to 11500 icfm, 250 to 3000 hp, and pressures up to 150 psig.

Ansaldo Energia wins €170m contract in Algeria

Ansaldo Energia recently won a contract worth about €170 million to supply an open-cycle power plant in Algeria. The plant will be situated in the province of Batna in central Algeria, about 350 kilometers south of Algiers.

GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing facility in Florida

GE Oil & Gas plans to build a $50 million advanced manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Fla. The new facility will house manufacturing operations for oil and natural gas industry equipment, including regulators and control valves, GE said recently. The facility is expected to open in November.

GE said it chose to open a facility in Florida to help meet the growing demand of its industrial technology solutions worldwide. The new facility will include advanced manufacturing processing technologies to encourage innovation of oil and gas products.

Kobelco launches service center for compressor systems

Kobelco Compressors America, Inc. has opened a new service center in the City of La Porte, Texas. The service center is expected to provide quicker turn-around time to address the needs of Kobelco’s primary customer base in Texas and the surrounding states.

The building’s completion is expected to help customers to have an easier access to Kobelco’s know-how, customer service and compressor overhauls, ensuring reliable operation and optimum performance for many years.

GE launches new 16.5MW gas turbine for oil and gas applications

GE recently announced at the Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston the launch of a new 16.5MW gas turbine (NovaLT16) for mechanical drive and power generation applications in the oil and gas industry. Developed by GE Oil & Gas to meet the industry’s challenges, NovaLT16 combi

Capstone captures African market with offshore order for two C1000 microturbines

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

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

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.

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