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.

Lloyd's Register approves gas turbine design for LNG ship

GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have jointly announced that they have received approval in principle (AiP) for a jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The gas turbine will burn cargo boil off gas.

Siemens to equip 902 MW combined cycle plant in South Korea

Siemens will soon deliver the power island for Dangjin 4 combined cycle power plant in South Korea. The natural gas-fired 902 MW power plant is scheduled to come on line in the summer of 2017. The order volume for Siemens including a long-term service contract is $473 million.

GE Sprint gas turbines to power 97 MW plant in the Philippines

GE recently announced that its LM6000-PC Sprint gas turbines (jet engine-based aeroderivative gas turbines) have been chosen to power First Generation Corporation's (First Gen) Avion power plant in the Philippines.

New bearing isolator to be unveiled at Houston symposia

Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced plans to debut its new Bearing Gard bearing isolator at the 2014 Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia in Houston on Tuesday, September 23, during a press conference at 3:30 p.m. in booth 1213.

Midstream infrastructure unblocks shale gas potential

Recoverable reserves of natural gas in the United States have increased enormously in recent years as a result of new production technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Previously locked into shale formations, the flow of gas from these deep rocks is increasing every day.

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