Oklahoma’s 103MW natural gas plant begins operations

Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority recently dedicated a $90 million natural gas plant in a ceremony, north of Ponca City. The Charles D. Lamb Energy Center is a 103MW plant powered by a simple-cycle turbine using natural gas and is the state's first natural-gas fired power plant since 2011.

PSEG Power acquires natural gas combined-cycle plant in Maryland

PSEG Power, through its unit PSEG Fossil, has acquired the 755 MW Keys Energy Center project from Genesis Power and an energy-focused private equity fund managed by Ares EIF Management. PSEG Power plans to rename the facility the PSEG Keys Energy Center.

Mitsubishi Hitachi to supply three M501J gas turbines for GTCC plant

Virginia Electric and Power Co. has ordered three M501J gas turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas to be manufactured and assembled at Mitsubishi’s Savannah Machinery Works and installed at the power company’s Greenville County Power Station. The new power plant will combine the output of the three M501J gas turbines with a steam turbine, resulting in a new construction gas turbine combined cycle or GTCC power plant, said Sam Suttle, vice president for North American Manufacturing and Repair.

LNG plant planned in Canada to ship out North American gas to Asia

Malaysia’s state-owned energy company recently said it would build a large-scale natural-gas plant on Canada’s Pacific coast, paving the way for the export of cheap North American gas to high-demand markets in Asia. The 36 billion-Canadian-dollar (US$29.3 billion) project is known as Pacific NorthWest LNG, and is said to be the first of nearly two dozen liquefied-natural-gas plants proposed for the Pacific Coast to move ahead with construction. Petronas is likely to start up commercial operations in 2019.

GE secures long-term service contract for gas power plant in Russia

GE Power Generation Services has received a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia. The Russian energy company, OJSC “Generating Company” has awarded GE the CSA to ensure long-term availability of the power plant’s GE-supplied gas turbines.

Siemens bags service contract extensions for combined cycle plants in Pennsylvania

Talen Energy Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has awarded Siemens long-term parts and service contract extensions for the Lower Mount Bethel and Ironwood combined-cycle gas power plants in Pennsylvania (PA), USA. The new agreements also feature solutions and contractual enhancements designed to improve the operational flexibility, availability, and performance of the gas turbines at the facilities.

Three units of 1,000 MW combined cycle plant inaugurated in Egypt

A 1000 MW combined cycle power plant was inaugurated in Asyut recently by Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. With an investment cost of around $746 million, the power plant is established on an area of 85 acres and consists of eight generating units, each capable of generating 125 MW.

Capstone secures order for 25 natural gas-fueled C65 microturbines

Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced recently that it received an order for 25 C65 microturbines to fulfill the continual expansion of existing oil and gas customer fleets in shale plays across the western United States.

GE celebrates manufacture of first 9HA gas turbine

GE recently celebrated the first 9HA manufactured at the company’s Belfort Gas Turbine Center of Excellence in France, after years of research and development. It was supported by a billion dollar investment plan, GE said. The turbine is likely to be shipped to Bouchain, France, where Électricité de France (EDF) and GE are developing a gas-fired power plants.

Siemens to supply 24 H-class gas turbines for Egyptian grid

German industrial company Siemens recently signed an 8 billion Euro deal ($9 billion) with Egypt to supply gas and wind power plants to boost the North African country's electricity generation by 50 percent. The deal was signed during an official visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Germany , and is said to be the company's single biggest order. It is likely to give a boost to its gas and power division which is struggling at home.


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