The French government recently gave formal approval to General Electric’s $13.5 billion deal for the energy business of Alstom, the French power and transportation company. The approval was announced in a statement from the economy minister, Emmanuel Macron.
The latest approval has come less than seven months after the announcement of a deal that rocked the world of French business. The government’s clearance was required because of a law enacted under Mr. Macron’s predecessor, Arnaud Montebourg, which required all foreign investments in strategic sectors to be reviewed.
Three LNG trains to use 12 Trent packages in Lake Charles plant
November 5 2014 -
Rolls-Royce recently announced that BG Group has selected the Trent 60 DLE industrial gas turbine as the driver for the main refrigeration compressors in the proposed Lake Charles LNG Export project in Louisiana, USA. The two companies have also signed a Long Term Service Agreement covering the support and maintenance of the equipment for up to 25 years.
Flow batteries could substitute gas turbine peakers, says firm
November 5 2014 -
ViZn Energy Systems, Inc., a pioneer in large-scale energy storage technology, has announced that its zinc redox flow battery technology has been highlighted as a viable substitute for many simple cycle peaking power plants in a white paper by Energy Strategies Group (ESG), a specialist consultancy in grid-scale energy storage technologies.
Siemens H-class fleet attains a cumulative 100,000 EOH
November 1 2014 -
The fleet of Siemens H-class gas turbines achieved a cumulative 100,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH) at the end of September 2014. Forty of the H-class gas turbines have been sold worldwide to date and eleven of these machines are currently in successful commercial operation.
Rolls-Royce Holdings plc recently said that BG Group has selected twelve of the company’s Trent 60 DLE gas turbines for its LNG Export project in Louisiana, U.S. BG Group is likely to use the turbines to drive propane and refrigerant compressors in its LNG trains.
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.