GE summit aims to make the industrial internet real

General Electric held its first Intelligent Platforms User Summit in Orlando, Florida in late October. It gathered together users and industry leaders to discuss the implications of the Industrial Internet. “If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you are going to wake up in the morning as a software and analytics company,” said Jeff Immelt, GE’s Chairman and CEO. “It’s all about using sensors and controls to get real-time data. Who uses that data best is going to increasingly determine who succeeds.”

Dresser-Rand to commercialize Ener-Core’s Gradual Oxidation technology

Ener-Core, Inc., designer and manufacturer of proprietary Gradual Oxidizers, recently announced it has entered into a global licensing agreement with the Dresser-Rand Company to develop and market the Dresser-Rand KG2-3GEF two-MW gas turbine coupled with the Ener-Core oxidizer. The two companies will partner to market and sell the combined product to a variety of potential industrial customers including, coal mines, oil & gas refineries, oil & gas drilling sites, distilleries, food processing plants and landfills.

Man Diesel to supply steam turbine generator for waste-to-energy plant in the UK

MAN Diesel & Turbo will soon supply a steam-turbine generator set for a waste-to-energy plant in the UK. CNIM’S Environment Division, based in Vélizy in south-western Paris, is general contractor (EPC) for the Wilton 11 project. The contract also includes the supply of generator, condenser, lube-oil system and the complete instrumentation-and-control technology.

MHI completes development of new LNG carrier

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the ‘Sayaringo STaGE,’ a next-generation LNG carrier. Developed as a successor to the ‘Sayaendo1,’ the company's LNG carrier evolved from carriers with Moss-type2 spherical tanks that are said to offer a high level of reliability. The adoption of apple-shaped tanks has enabled an approximate 16 percent increase in LNG carrying capacity without changing the ship's width. The incorporation of a hybrid propulsion system has boosted fuel efficiency by more than 20 percent compared to the Sayaendo.

GE signs service agreement with Emirates Global Aluminium

GE Power & Water has signed a long-term contractual services agreement (CSA) with aluminum producer Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to service and operate on turbines at the Taweelah aluminum smelter complex in Abu Dhabi. The Taweelah smelter is said to be the largest single-site smelter complex in Abu Dhabi, which has GE’s 9FA turbines installed for an aluminum project, said GE officials.

Siemens bags order for 869MW H-class combined cycle plant in Ohio

Siemens recently received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio, which will be the site of an 869MW H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP).

Alstom brings Slovenian coal plant to full load of 600MW

Alstom announced recently that it has successfully operated Unit 6 of the Šoštanj coal power plant in Slovenia at its full capacity of 600 MW for the first time. This achievement in terms of reliability comes only one month after the successful completion of the synchronization of unit 6 to the Slovenian grid and the production of the first MWs, and three months after the first fire of the boiler.

Siemens wins Japanese order for two H-class gas turbines

German engineering group Siemens recently said it has won a contract to supply two of its H-class gas turbines to Fuji Electric Co, Ltd., its first such order from Japan. The two gas turbines would be installed in a power plant on a production site of Kobe Steel in Japan's Moka City, said Siemens. The company, however, did not disclose financial details of the deal.

GE to upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar

General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to GE. Following a proposal made during GE Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt’s recent visit to Myanmar, this new initiative will result in approximately 30 MW of additional power for Myanmar, said the press release issued by GE recently.

Siemens, Bechtel win turnkey order for 778 MW gas-fired plant

Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, has recently been awarded the order for a turnkey supply of Panda Power Funds' Stonewall Energy Project in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the sixth order awarded to Siemens by Panda Power Funds, following the power projects Temple I and Temple II, Sherman, Liberty and Patriot. The natural-gas-fired Leesburg combined cycle power plant (CCPP) will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 778 MW. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for spring 2017.


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