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Upgrade at Progress Energy plant to deliver 1% more efficiency
GE plans to upgrade two GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbines at a Progress Energy power plant in the Smith Energy Complex.
Turbine Air Systems opens office in Turkey
TAS Energy has opened a new office facility in Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey to provide an increased focus on service capabilities.
Applying GT13E2 in Russian markets
The Alstom GT13E2 gas turbine is well adapted to the specific conditions of the Russian & CIS market and offers the highest performance in its class to produce economic and clean power.
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems to host energy efficiency seminars in California
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) will host the California "Waste Heat to Power Road Show" from March 20-22.
GE’s advanced gas turbine technology to power Texas project
GE’s advanced power generation technology has been selected for a project near Marble Falls, Texas.
Matthias Grawe to head Industry Business Division at Voith Turbo
Matthias Grawe (52) took over at the helm of the Business Division Industry at Voith Turbo recently.
FirstEnergy proposes new turbines in Ohio
FirstEnergy Corp. has proposed adding 800 megawatts of peaking generation at its Eastlake Plant in Lake County.
Alstom upgrades GT13E2 gas turbine
Alstom has launched an upgraded version of its GT13E2 gas turbine in the E-class gas turbine market.
GE Energy signs $20 million in Turkish contracts
GE Energy has signed contracts worth about $20 million to upgrade and maintain gas turbines at a power plant in Mersin, Turkey.
MAN Diesel & Turbo acquires magnetic bearing specialist Mecos Traxler
MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG has completed the acquisition of Swissbased magnetic bearing specialist Mecos Traxler AG.
GE to supply 41 wind turbines to German projects
GE to supply 41 multi-megawatt wind turbines for four wind energy projects in Germany.
U.S. offshore wind receives boost from DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy recently unveiled a six-year, $180 million initiative for the development of offshore wind energy.
Russian producer opts for GE on-site power technology
Three of GE’s 1 MW J320 Jenbacher gas engines will power Teplichnoe’s new energy center.
Siemens to supply integrally geared air compressors to China
Siemens Energy and SITHCO will supply the first two large size, pre-engineered integrally geared compressors for an air separation plant in China.
Orlando firm offers triple modular redundant systems for turbine control
Turbine Technology Services Corporation (TTS), based in Orlando, FL, has designed a solution to offer triple modular redundancy (TMR) for gas turbine control applications.
Capstone receives first C1000 order from US
Capstone Turbine Corporation receives first C1000 Power Package order from an oil & gas producer in Southern California.
GE, JP Morgan invest $225 million in NextEra Energy wind farm
GE Energy Financial Services has joined JP Morgan to jointly invest $225 million in a partnership that owns the 662.5-megawatt Capricorn Ridge wind farm in West Texas.
GE Oil & Gas wins $1 billion contracts in Australian LNG project
GE will provide rotating equipment, including gas turbines and compressors, for a new Ichthys LNG plant at Blaydin Point, near Darwin in Australia.
Combined cycles and overall energy efficiency
Direct use of natural gas, and a national energy policy with new regulations, coupled with efforts to save crude oil with the help of shale gas and the efficient combined cycle is the need of the hour.
Siemens bags steam turbine order for waste-to-energy plant
Siemens Energy has received an order for a steam turbine generator to be used in a waste-to-energy plant in Plymouth, England.
New palm-sized gas turbine generator offers backup emergency power source
Japan’s IHI Corp. has recently developed the world’s smallest and lightest gas turbine generator and plans to bring it to the market by 2015.
The new combined cycle benchmark: 65% efficiency
The old benchmark of 60% combined cycle efficiency established in 1982 has been broken, and a new benchmark of 65% is now being established to be achieved in the next decade.
US adding over 530MW of energy storage capacity
Energy storage technology is a key component for integration of high levels of renewable energy penetration and as an essential tool for smart, future electricity grids.
Siemens acquires major stake in UK tidal power company
Siemens has acquired Bristol-based Marine Current Turbines Ltd., which develops and builds tidal power systems.
Full steam injection in early gas turbines
Westinghouse, in the mid 1950s, proposed to use full steam injection in one of its early gas turbines to generate considerably more power.
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