GT13E2 starts up in China

The latest GT13E2 gas turbine has been successfully synchronized to the grid in open cycle mode at the Shenzhen Nantian Electric Power Company’s combined cycle power plant in Guangdong Province, China. The new unit will run alongside a GT13E2 installed at Nantian in 1995. As part of the deal Alstom also has a long term service agreement with Nantian covering three maintenance cycles for both GT13E2 units. The plant in combined-cycle mode is scheduled to enter commercial operation in April 2014.

Pilot project for carbon capture starts up at Tampa IGCC plant

A pilot project has started up to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida. The project, which is approximately $3 million under budget, included $168 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

New president and CEO for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

David M. Walsh has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) effective April 1, 2014.  In this new role, Mr. Walsh has responsibility for all aspects of the business in the Western Hemisphere.  Mr. Walsh will also be a Corporate Officer of MHPSA’s parent company, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. in Japan.

Alstom sells its auxiliary components business to Triton

Alstom has agreed to sell its auxiliary components business to Triton, a leading European investment firm, for an Enterprise Value of around €730 million. The transaction was approved by the Board of directors of Alstom on 31 March.

This project is part of the non-core asset disposal programme, announced by Alstom last November. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 1st half of fiscal year 2014/15.

Alstom to supply GT13E2 gas turbines to Iraq

Eni Iraq has awarded a turnkey contract to Alstom for construction of the 740MW Zubair gas-fired power plant, near Basra in southern Iraq.

Under the €400m contract, Alstom will be responsible for engineering, building and commissioning the plant, as well the supply of key equipment, most notably four highly reliable GT13E2 gas turbines.

Petronas to buy gas turbines for installations

GE has signed a new seven-year Global Frame Agreement with Petronas, Malaysia’s leading oil and gas corporation. The agreement, which includes an option to renew for a further three years, calls for GE to supply gas turbine packages for Petronas’ onshore and offshore projects in Malaysia and other countries around the world.

Planetary gearing helps provide on-demand gas pressure in Oman

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has chosen the Vorecon hydrodynamic variable speed planetary gear from Voith for the expansion of its Saih Rawl Gas Processing Plant in Oman. A total of four Vorecons will control the speed of the turbo compressors that ensure gas production and processing in the Saih Rawl gas field.

After acquiring GE rental business, APR Energy bags contract

APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces the signing of a mobile gas turbine contract to provide fast-track power to an industrial customer in the South Pacific. The plant will comprise mobile gas turbines producing a guaranteed 60MW and will power the customer's mining operations.

Three LNG plants start up in China

The Shaanxi Jingbian Xingyuan plant started operations in December 2013 and the Yulin Yuenheng  and the Xilaifeng (Wuhai 1) LNG plants came on line in January 2014. The Qianlishan (Wuhai 2) LNG plant is on schedule to start-up in December 2014.

The Jingbian Xingyuan LNG Project is located in Jingbian City and owned by Shaanxi Jingbian Xingyuan Industry Ltd. When completed, the facility will have a 1.5 million nominal cubic meters per day capacity.

GE JV to set up turbine manufacturing unit in Algeria

GE has signed an agreement to build an industrial complex to produce gas and steam turbines in partnership with Algeria's Sonelgaz at a cost of $400 million. The complex, which will start operating in 2017, will produce six to eight generators and control systems per year with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts, officials said.

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