NY Senator says Dresser-Rand sale to Siemens may lead to growth
October 29 2014 -
Contradicting concerns from company employees that the sale of Dresser-Rand to the German firm Siemens could result in loss of jobs, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer recently said he was "cautiously optimistic" that the sale could mean more jobs. Schumer made the remarks after touring the Dresser-Rand plant in Painted Post, a facility in the Southern Tier.
New gas turbine to boost China's distributed energy sector
October 25 2014 -
A Shanghai-based joint venture owned by Chinese and American power giants recently launched its first aeroderivative gas turbine, marking a significant step in core device manufacturing for China's distributed energy industry.
Derived from aircraft engines, the LM6000PF gas turbine burns natural gas to create energy and will be used in an industrial park in north China's Tianjin Municipality to supply electricity and heat power.
Wolverine Power proposes $100m natural gas plant for Elmira Township
October 22 2014 -
Wolverine Power Cooperative recently announced a proposal for a $100 million natural gas-based power plant in Elmira Township, which is expected to provide electricity in Northern Michigan and the rest of the state.
The proposal calls for a plant to be located east of Elmira on M-32, about a quarter of a mile east of Flott Road. The entire operation would come with a cost in excess of $100 million and sit on 170 acres of land — two 40-acre parcels, one 80-acre parcel and a 10-acre parcel.
EthosEnergy supplies combustion components for GE 7EA gas turbine
October 22 2014 -
EthosEnergy recently completed a contract for the supply of new manufactured combustion components for TransCanada's Ocean States power plant. The standard combustion liners and transition pieces were installed in a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine at the Rhode Island site.
TransCanada required short cycle delivery of components for a scheduled outage and EthosEnergy's approach provided the necessary confidence to guarantee on-time delivery, extended warranties, and full OEM parts interchangeability.
New mold wrap improves efficiency in casting of gas turbine blades
October 18 2014 -
Dr. Craig Freeman
Morgan Advanced Materials carried out a project recently in collaboration with an engine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a casting foundry, to develop a next generation low bio-persistent Alkaline Earth Silicate (AES) wool insulation that can replace RCF in the casting of gas turbine blades.
GE to supply equipment for 750MW combined cycle plant in Iraq
October 15 2014 -
GE recently signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750MW combined cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a new power plant in Sulaimaniyah.
Caterpillar's Board of Directors has named Pablo Koziner, 41, currently vice president with responsibility for the Americas Distribution Services Division, as a Caterpillar vice president and the president of Solar Turbines, a global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.
KEPL, a manufacturer of “API process pumps” and API steam turbines, has announced the launch of India’s first indigenously-developed next generation API steam turbine ‘K-Tur’.
K-Tur is said to be among the most efficient single-stage turbines with a wide spectrum of interesting features such as steam shields, blade-tip seals and reusable bearing liners. The steam turbine uses profile blading, which helps in reducing the windage losses, thus improving its efficiency. K-Tur machine is also said to have the facility of installing mechanical seals instead of the normal carbon rings.
1,200MW energy storage project proposed in Utah to support wind power
October 10 2014 -
Four companies have jointly proposed an $8-billion green energy initiative that would link wind farms to an energy storage facility and bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of a wind farm in Wyoming, an energy storage facility in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. A key component of the project – a massive underground energy storage facility – would yield 1,200 MW.