TCT opens new repair facility


TransCanada Turbines (TCT) has opened a new 220,000 ft2 overhaul and repair facility in Airdrie, Alberta. The new facility houses production, project management and support staff for TCT’s GE Level 4 and Rolls-Royce MROC services, and replaces the old facilities in Calgary and Airdrie.

GE launches remote condition monitoring center


Renewables and gas infrastructure

While there has been extensive discussion and analysis of the requirements for integration of renewableelectricity generators with the electric grid, there has been much less focus on the interactions with thenatural gas grid, which, nevertheless, could be significant. There is widespread agreement that gas-based generation will be an important component of renewable integration but there has been little detailed analysis to date of the potential interactions between the electric and natural gas systems.

NAES Corp. & Fluitec International


NAES Corporation, a service provider to the energy industry, has announced that it has entered into a preferred vendor agreement with Fluitec International. NAES endeavors to form relationships with leading companies that provide value to plant owners. These relationships manifest through preferential services, scheduling priority, and cost concessions commensurate with the volume of business that a given company conducts with the NAES operated fleet.

Nhon Trach 2 combined cycle power plant goes online in Vietnam

The Nhon Trach 2 combined cycle power plant started commercial operation in Vietnam on October 16, 2011, after a construction period of 28.5 months. Siemens supplied the power block comprising main components such as gas turbines, heat-recovery steam generators, steam turbine, generator, and instrumentation and controls.

GE's first TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine


Pratt & Whitney’s ORC solutions


Clean energy from methane

FlexEnergy and DoD announce the first commercial system to generate clean energy from low-quality landfill methane with near-zero emissions. FlexEnergy Inc., an energy technology company based in Irvine, California, recently celebrated the successful installation and operation of the first commercial deployment of its Flex Powerstation FP250 system at the Department of Defense's (DoD) Fort Benning, GA Army post.

Impact of exhaust gas

Below are excerpts from a paper, ‘Flue Gas Recirculation in a gas turbine: Impact on performance and operational behavior' by Frank Sander, Richard Carroni, Stefan Rofka and Eribert Benz of Alstom Power, Baden, Switzerland, at the ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo in Vancouver.

Morched Medhioub joins Kingsbury, Inc.



Kingsbury, Inc. is pleased to announce that Morched Medhioub has joined the company effective 1 Nov, 2011. Medhioub has more than 20 years of expertise in the field of hydrodynamic bearings, and is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Braunschweig in Germany, where he received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Engineering.


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