Second power plant with Siemens H-Class technology goes into operation in US

Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Florida began commercial operation on April 1, 2014. Plant operator is Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of America’s leading energy utility NextEra Energy Inc. Siemens supplied three of its SGT6-8000H-gas turbines for the project, each of which delivers an electrical generating capacity of 274 megawatts. 

Kingsbury to set up manufacturing plant in Germany

Following the opening of the Kingsbury GmbH sales office in Göttingen Germany in 2012, officials at Kingsbury have announced plans to expand into manufacturing. According to managing director, Dr. Morched Medhioub, "The decision to move into manufacturing Kingsbury bearings, made in the first quarter of 2013, was the natural outgrowth from the initial success of our European headquarters that serves Germany, Austria and Switzerland." 

Siemens brings in new power division head from Shell as part of shake up

As part of its realignment, Siemens AG has named its future management team. The Supervisory Board of Siemens AG has appointed Lisa Davis – who is currently Executive Vice President Strategy, Portfolio and Alternative Energies at Royal Dutch Shell – to the Managing Board, effective August 1, 2014.

Wood Group and Turbocare set for JV EthosEnergy

Wood Group and Siemens’s Turbocare unit are all set to launch a joint venture EthosEnergy that will be an independent service provider of rotating equipment service for the power, oil & gas and industrial sectors. 

EthosEnergy will build upon the existing business models of both Wood Group GTS and TurboCare.  Wood Group GTS’s business model has focused on contractual backlog created by offering value-added solutions and risk management.  This will be added to TurboCare’s repair and manufacturing expertise and workshop facilities. 

Deal won't affect Dresser-Rand access to R-R machines

Dresser-Rand has said that the Rolls-Royce deal with Siemens will not affect its access to Rolls gas turbines. Dresser-Rand has worked closely with Rolls-Royce Energy for well over 30 years and has been very successful in supplying compressors for the upstream and midstream market applications. In the last few years, Dresser-Rand has also succeeded in penetrating the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) / Floating LNG (FLNG) market.

Energy reform in Mexico creates opportunities for foreign firms

A recent meeting of the Manhattan Institute in New York, a distinguished panel of experts discussed efforts by Mexican legislators to re-write their country’s energy laws.

U.S. Supreme Court ruling will make it harder for coal plants

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-2 majority, upheld U.S. EPA rules to control coal-fired power plant emissions. This will affect coal-fired power plants in 28 states. The ruling effectively overrides the state’s initial responsibility in controlling air pollution as set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Sundyne expands compressor line

Sundyne announces the addition of the Pressure Products Industries (PPI) brand portfolio to its line of compressor technologies. PPI is a manufacturer of sealless reciprocating diaphragm compressors for the refining, petrochemical, chemical, LNG and semiconductor markets.PPI was formerly a member of the Milton Roy family of pump products. Both Sundyne and Milton Roy are part of the Accudyne Industries family of companies. 

Toshiba steam turbines for Mexico

Toshiba will supply thermal power generation equipment for the retrofit and modernization of the Altamira Thermal Power Plant in Tamaulipas State, northeastern Mexico. Under the terms of the contract, Toshiba will supply Isolux Corsán a major constructor of EPC generation plants, with two high-efficiency 165MW steam turbines and related equipment. Altamira is currently equipped with two 158MW steam turbines and generators that Toshiba shipped to Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's state-owned electricity utility, in the early 1970’s.

9FAs start up in Pakistan

Some 747 MW of combined cycle capacity started up at Guddu Thermal Power Complex in Sindh, Pakistan on Friday. GE supplied and installed two GE 9FA gas turbines and associated auxiliary equipment at the plant.

Located in Kashmore, Sindh, the complex has a capacity of 1,655MW and the new addition will take the total production capacity to 2,402MW, it said.

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