Parsons designs first axial flow compressor

In the previous article, the author talked about how Parsons used new machining tools and techniques to make gears, and the application of the steam turbine in electric generators.

Rolls-Royce signs service agreement with Marine Division

Rolls-Royce recently signed a long-term service agreement with RWG for maintenance support of Marine Spey SM1A and SM1C gas turbines. Signed for through-life support of the equipment, the agreement provides a comprehensive service including the repair and overhaul of Gas Turbine Change Units, engine modules and line replacement units.

APR Energy to supply gas turbine power for Egyptian plant at $30m

APR Energy plc, a provider of power solutions, recently announced that it has signed a contract to provide a gas turbine power plant for an industrial customer in Egypt. The cost of the project, which is for a minimum of 12 months, has been estimated at over $30 million.

APR Energy's plant will feature three GE aeroderivative mobile turbines that will run on clean-burning natural gas. The plant is expected to begin generation by Q1 2016.

Trouble-free geared steam turbines for ships

In the previous article, the author discussed how the Parsons turbines were used in ships and highlighted how sea travel had changed dramatically.

Wood Group buys vibration analysis firm

Wood Group has acquired BETA Machinery Analysis (BETA), a Calgary-based engineering consultancy specializing in advanced vibration analysis in a deal valued at US$14.3 million. The engineering consultancy will operate under Wood Group Kenny, within the Wood Group Integrity Management business, and Wood Group Kenny will provide an all-of-facility integrity management service to both Wood Group’s and BETA’s client base.

The ‘Golden Age’ of steam ships

The author talked about some of the British war ships and Parsons turbine designs in the previous article.

TEES and Keyyang sign research and scholar-exchange agreement

The Turbomachinery Laboratory (Turbo Lab), a research center in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recently signed an international research and scholar-exchange agreement with Korean turbocharger industry leader, Keyyang Precision Co., Ltd. The formal signing was attended by Sang-jick Yoon, Korean minister of trade, industry and energy, as part of the U.S.-Korea Business Forum held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak. It secures a critical international partnership during the centennial anniversary of TEES.

Ansaldo Energia bags three contracts from Egypt

Ansaldo Energia has been awarded three major contracts in Egypt worth over EUR 240 million. The company is owned 44.8% by Fondo Strategico Italiano. The first two contracts, Al Shabab and West Damietta, cover the conversion to combined cycles of two power plants owned by Egyptian Electricity Holding Co., the Egyptian Government Electricity Authority, which manages over 90% of the country’s power generation capacity.

Siemens extends gas turbine packaging agreement with Centrax

Siemens has extended its packaging agreement for gas turbines with the engineering company Centrax Ltd. to 31 European countries. Since June 2011, Centrax has packaged Siemens SGT-300 and SGT-400 gas turbine series under the product names CX300 and CX400.

MAN Diesel & Turbo wins overhaul contract from Oman

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently won a major contract with Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) for a large shutdown engineering project at the ORPIC refinery in Sohar, which is situated nearly 200 kilometers northwest of Muscat. The refinery processes will be shut down for a major overhaul in spring 2016, and around 100 specialists from MAN Diesel & Turbo in Deggendorf are likely to overhaul key components of the RFCC plant.


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