Capstone to provide 1.2 MW power for Alaskan project

Capstone Turbine Corp. recently received an order for two C600 dual-mode microturbines to power a facility and on-site equipment at an oil field project in Alaska. Capstone's North American distributors Horizon Power Systems and Chenega Energy, worked together to secure the order and develop the power plant.

Siemens to supply 10 compressor trains for LNG project in Louisiana

Siemens recently won a contract for supplying the initial ten compressor trains for a major LNG project in the USA. Magnolia LNG, a company of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) is developing an up to eight million tons per annum (mtpa) mid-scale LNG facility based on their OSMR LNG technology in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. The project serves to liquefy Natural Gas for export from the USA as well as potential domestic use.

GE’s LM2500 gas turbine completes 75 million combined operating hours

GE recently announced that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines have completed 75 million combined operating hours. The current fleet totals more than 2,800 turbines across six continents.
The LM2500 consists of a 16 or 17-stage axial-flow compressor, annular combustor, two-stage, high-pressure, single-rotor gas turbine and highly efficient six-stage power turbine. A single turbine’s output ranges from 16-34 MW and is available as a trailer-mounted generator set or TM2500. Its lightweight, compact design allows for quick installation and easy maintenance.

New 540MW combined cycle plant to be built in Woodbridge

PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, will begin construction of a new power plant in the  Sewaren section of Woodbridge, New Jersey at a cost of $600 million. The dual-fuel, 540 MW combined-cycle plant, Sewaren 7, is likely to supply electricity to about 500,000 New Jersey homes. 

The CO2 Budget – Let’s talk numbers

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its Annual Review - AR5 with a graphic that may help frame the Climate Change issue.

New 475MW natural gas plant to come up in Ohio

The construction of a new 475-MW natural gas-fired power plant is likely to commence at a facility in Middleton, Ohio, according to Gemma Power Systems (GPS). The company said it has received Interim Notice to Proceed (INTP) to commence activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services (EPC) contract with NTE Ohio LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to begin construction of the new plant.

Siemens to provide long-term service for China's Xiaoshan gas plant

Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement (LTP) for Xiaoshan Power Plant and the customer is Zhengjiang Zheneng Electric Power Co., Ltd. The agreement covers scheduled maintenance, spare parts, technical support, warranties, program management, power diagnostics and performance monitoring for the plant's Unit No. 5 SGT5-4000F gas turbine for more than 10 years.

GE opens maintenance facility for gas turbines in Turkey

US-based industrial multinational General Electric (GE) has opened a maintenance facility in Turkey to service gas turbines used in power generation and mechanical drive applications. The GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Service Center in Istanbul is likely to serve as a maintenance hub for installed GE turbines in the entire Middle East region, comprising 10 other markets.

Alstom hands over GKM coal-fired power station

Alstom recently handed over a part of the newly constructed Block 9 of the GKM coal-fired power station to Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG (GKM), after successful completion of the trial operation. The trial served as the proof of performance for reliable operation of the new block, which has been in commercial operation in Europe since May 2015.

$700 million gas-fired plant to come up in Rhode Island

Chicago-based Invenergy has proposed a $700-million natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville, dubbed the Clear River Energy Center and said to be an efficient generator of electricity that burns fossil fuels in New England. 
If the project receives approval from the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board, construction of the 900-MW combined-cycle generator in the northwest corner of the state would start next year and the facility would be up and running by 2019 when it would start selling power to the New England electric grid.


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