Alstom receives $65m order for 600MW hydropower project

Alstom recently received a $65 million order from the Chinese company Sinohydro to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for Uganda’s Karuma Hydropower Project. After the successful cooperation of Bui hydropower project in Ghana and Soubre project in Côte d'lvoire, this is Alstom’s third contract from Sinohydro.

Elliott to supply compressor train for Sweeny Refinery in Texas

Phillips 66 has chosen Elliott Group to supply a compressor string for a key project at its Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Texas. The project is likely to enable the refinery to meet the requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Tier 3 clean fuels standards. The engineering procurement contractor for the project is Jacobs Engineering Group.

MHI to launch compressor manufacturing and service facility at Pearland

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) is launching its new Pearland manufacturing and service facility on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The facility features over 180,000 ft² of space designed to manufacture and service process machinery for the U.S.

METS today, ATPS tomorrow

Qatar, one of the world’s leading suppliers of LNG, is home to some of the largest operating corporate chains in the Middle East, and possibly the world, proclaimed His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, at The third Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS), which opened February 15th in Doha, Qatar. This symposium comes at a time when the entire industry is alert to the role of technology in making the energy sector more reliable, more efficient and safer, he said.

National Grid and RWG sign contract for Industrial Avon gas generator overhaul

RWG has recently been awarded a new contract for Industrial Avon gas generator overhaul following a recent National Grid Sourcing Event. Tendered under the five-year ‘Framework Agreement’ established between RWG and National Grid in 2012, the scope of this award is for immediate inspection and overhaul of two Industrial Avon gas generators, as well as field service, on-site inspection, commissioning and troubleshooting services.

Serving the steam turbine market beyond the Indian sub-continent

Arun Mote, Executive Director of Triveni Turbine Limited, discusses his company and its steam turbine manufacturing capabilities in this Q&A

How would you summarize Triveni?

Dominion proposes 1600MW natural gas-fired station for Virginia

Dominion Virginia Power recently announced that the company is proposing to build a 1600MW, natural gas-fueled power station in Greensville County at a cost of more than $1 billion. The station, a combined-cycle facility comprising three gas-fired combustion turbines and a steam turbine, will be designed to generate power for 400,000 homes during peak hours.

Ferrostaal and Haldor Topsoe announce joint venture

Ferrostaal GmbH, a global project developer for industrial plants, and Haldor Topsoe A/S, a leader in catalysis and related process technologies, recently announced the establishment of a new joint venture, Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH. It is likely to be based in Essen, and will be owned with equal shares by the two companies. The joint venture is subject to approval from the regulatory authorities.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Setpoint’s condition monitoring solution

In a market where the online condition monitoring trend is gaining prominence, and diagnostics and predictive maintenance strategies are becoming more important in understanding the causes for machine failure, Frost & Sullivan has awarded Setpoint with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Companies that are able to effectively deliver and communicate the value and cost benefits of such hardware and software condition monitoring solutions are expected to be highly successful in this market.

GE gas turbine LVDTs vs. conventional LVDTs

The Alliance Sensors Group model S1A module, an advanced single channel LVDT signal conditioner, is capable of operating any LVDT currently available. But occasionally, users are confused by unusual LVDT configurations, particularly with regard to the LVDTs used by GE with their gas turbines. This article focuses on how those LVDTs differ from ordinary LVDTs and how to operate them with an S1A module.


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