7FA validation

GE has employed an incremental approach for the 7FA.05 gas turbine, which is the latest evolution of its F class. The gas turbine produces over 180 MW in simple cycle. Only existing proven technologies are used in the machine. These include: 


Aviation heritage compressor design utilized on Heavy Duty Gas Turbines  (GE5, GE10, 5002E, 6C ) 

GE buys converteam

GE Energy has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 90% of

Converteam, a leading provider of electrification and automation

equipment and systems, for approximately $3.2 billion. 


IGCC sequential combustion

A patent has been awarded to Adnan Eroglu, Jaan Hellat Felix Guethe and Peter Flohr (Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.) for a method to operate a gas turbine with sequential combustion to an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant. Alstom gas turbines, such as GT24 and GT 26, feature sequential combustion with reheating by a second combustion chamber. This offers the possibility of operating each of the combustion chambers with different fuels.

Data center


Syracuse University – regularly ranked among the Top 100 in the United States –opened the Green Data Center in December 2009. The 12,000 square foot facility is designed to use 50 percent less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gasses than traditional data centers.



Syracuse, New York, USA

landfill gas

FlexEnergy's Powerstation technology, which uses microturbines formerly of Ingersoll-Rand, will allow the Department of Defense's (DoD) Fort Benning, Ga. base to convert its landfill gas, an unconventional energy source, into renewable energy. FlexEnergy will deliver two powerstations in collaboration with Southern Research Institute (SRI) through the DoD's ESTCP (Environmental Security Technology Certification Program).


Dresser-Rand waste heat recovery

Dresser-Rand Company has entered into an agreement with Echogen Power Systems of Akron, Ohio under which Dresser-Rand will acquire a minority interest in Echogen as well as certain license and exclusive market rights to Echogen's technologies and intellectual property. Dresser-Rand's investment will be used to advance Echogen's technology development, including the design and construction of waste heat recovery systems utilizing turbo-expanders provided by Dresser-Rand.


ACT name change

Advanced Combustion Technology, Inc. has changed its name to ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc. (ACT) in order to more accurately reflect the Company's overall capabilities and presence in the turbine repair industry.


DLN mapping

HPI, LLC, a supplier of turbine control, fuel valve replacement and mechanical overhaul services, has acquired U.K-based DLE Aero Ltd., a services firm specializing in Dry Low Emissions/Dry Low NOx (DLE/DLN) mapping. Through DLE/DLN mapping, owner/operators of gas turbines can realize lower emissions and increased combustion efficiency, enabling compliance with more stringent environmental and permitting regulations in the U.S and EU.

Wartsila President

Wartsila's Board of Directors has appointed Bjorn Rosengren as the new President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. He will assume the position on 1 September 2011, succeeding Ole Johansson, who will retire.


Currently Rosengren works as Senior Executive Vice President Atlas Copco AB and as Business Area President for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique, and is based in Shanghai, China.


Tidal power plant

New York-based Verdant Power has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would allow the company to install up to 30 new tidal power turbines in the East Channel of the East River in New York, NY. If approved, the project would be the first tidal power plant in the U.S. licensed to transmit energy onto the national grid.


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