April 2013

Adding China Power

East China Electric Power Design Institute (ECEPDI), a regional subsidiary of China Power Engineering Consultancy Corp. (CPECC), announced the signing of a survey and engineering contract for Jiangsu Huadian Qishuyan Power Generation Co. Ltd.’s 903 MW combined-cycle addition at the Huadian Qishuyan gas-fired cogeneration power plant.

Powering U.S. Navy’s Surface Combatants

Powering U.S. Navy’s Surface Combatants

GE Marine announced it will provide Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.-based Austal USA with four LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to power the United States Navy’s 14th and 16th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

GE To Acquire Salof

GE Oil & Gas today announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Schertz, Texas, U.S.A.-based Salof Co., a designer of small-scale LNG technologies.

Japan Warms To ME-GI Concept

Japan Warms To ME-GI Concept

Mitsui, one of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s oldest licensees, held a successful demonstration in April of the first Mitsui MAN B&W 6S70ME-C-GI engine produced at its Tamano, Okayama, Japan, works.

Caterpillar Powering Drillships

Caterpillar Powering Drillships

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has been awarded the contract from Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu - EEP to provide the diesel generator sets for the main, propulsion and emergency power for six drillships to be built at Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu shipyard in the state of Bahia, Brazil.

PFS Technologies’ Middle East Launch

PFS Technologies, a global supplier of flow measurement technologies and compressed air foam (CAF) fire suppression systems, announced the opening of its Dubai headquarters and the appointment of key management.

Fine-Tuning Options

Fine-Tuning Options

ABB Turbocharging announced that its high-pressure tuning (HPT) was added to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s two-stroke engine tuning options.

First Wärtsilä Mozambique O&E Contract

First Wärtsilä Mozambique O&E Contract

Wärtsilä has signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Central Termica de Ressano Garcia – owned by Sasol New Energy from South Africa – and the Mozambique state utility, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM). The three-year agreement covers the company's gas engine power plant in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique.

Voith’s Follow-up Order

Voith’s Follow-up Order

Drive systems manufacturer Voith has placed a follow-up order with MAN for a further 68 six-cylinder, inline D2876 LUE605 rail engines that are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2014.

Hitting A Milestone

Hitting A Milestone

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the 500th sale of its MAN 48/60 medium-speed engine. The milestone was reached with the order of two common-rail variants of the engine by Huta Marine of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as part of a diesel-electric system to power a self-propelled cutter suction dredger.

In Operation On Schedule

In Operation On Schedule

Siemens Energy and its consortium partner GS E&C have completed and commissioned two turnkey combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects, Sohar 2 and Barka 3, in the Sultanate of Oman on schedule.

Diamonds Are A Seal’s Best Friend

Diamonds Are A Seal’s Best Friend

Flowserve Corp., which produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services, announced it has signed a collaborative agreement with Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc. (ADT) to become the exclusive developer and supplier of diamond coated hard faces for its mechanical seals.

Turbine Upgrade Milestone

Turbine Upgrade Milestone

Rolls Wood Group (RWG), a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Wood Group, has completed its 100th upgrade of a Rolls-Royce Avon 200 industrial gas turbine. It will be sent to an offshore production platform in Asia.

Upgrading Rail Engines

China’s YCSR said it has contracted Ricardo to assist in a major design upgrade of its existing 240mm bore engine with the aim of significantly increasing power and fuel efficiency while keeping the expected durability.

In For The Long-Term

Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (SGTT) and open joint stock company OGK-2 announced a long-term service contract for the largest combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Russia – PGU-800 of Kirishi power plant, which was repowered in March 2012.

Powering The Fight Against Malaria

Powering The Fight Against Malaria

GE will supply three of its 4 MW Jenbacher J624 gas engines and one of its 2 MW J612 units to power a new factory that will produce billions of syringes and intravenous (IV) drug products needed each year to fight against malaria in Africa.

Combustion Turbine Reaches Final Resting Place

Tianjin Electric Power Construction Company (TEPC), a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), erected the No. 8 combustion turbine for Datang International Power Company Limited's 1380 MW Beijing Gaojing gas-fired cogeneration power project onto its final position on April 2013.

Wartsila Draws The Assist For LNG Carriers

Wartsila Draws The Assist For LNG Carriers

Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a package for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers being built for Danish operator Evergas, a petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids transporter.

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Receives EPA Certificate

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Receives EPA Certificate

Wärtsilä has obtained certification of emissions standard compliance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines. Wärtsilä anticipates that the passing of this compliance milestone will enable the company to strongly enter the American market with marine engine technology that offers operators and owners the option of using either diesel or gas as fuel.

Brazil Quadgeneration Plant

A Coca-Cola bottling facility in Brazil will install three of GE’s Jenbacher natural gas engines to power a new 12 MW quadgeneration plant to help meet the factory’s on-site power and heating requirements.

Clearing The Air

Clearing The Air

An owner of a large fleet of combined-cycle power plants in the U.S. has awarded Wood Group GTS a contract to install 15 ECOMAX systems, an automated combustion tuning technology. Twelve units have already been installed and the remaining units are scheduled to be installed later this year.

Making Energiewende A Reality

Making Energiewende A Reality

GE’s largest Jenbacher gas engine, the 9.5 MW ecomagination qualified J920 FleXtra, is the centerpiece for the Stadtwerke Rosenheim municipal cogeneration plant expansion in the city of Rosenheim, Germany.

Take 10

Take 10

Tognum signs agreement to remanufacture rail powerpacks

GE to Acquire Lufkin Industries

GE to Acquire Lufkin Industries

GE is buying Lufkin Industries Inc., a provider of pumping systems for the oil and gas industry, for US$3.3 billion and will complete the acquisition in the second half of this year.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Siemens has been awarded an order worth approximately $US300 million for the turnkey supply of the Panda Temple II Power Project in Texas, U.S.A.

To Russia With Power

To Russia With Power

GE’s Gas Engines business announced that it is supplying seven of its Jenbacher gas engines to Russian hog farm Altaimyasoprom Ltd. to generate reliable on-site power and heat. The power is needed to increase hog production and processing capacity as the region works to strengthen its domestic energy and food security.

Driving Brazil Offshore Expansion

GE contracts to date worth more than US$600 million; building propulsion, DP systems for pre-salt oil and gas fields

US$1.6 Million Parts Order

Wood Group GTS awarded GE Frame 6B gas turbine parts order in China

GE Engine Enters Full Operation In China

GE Engine Enters Full Operation In China

Natural gas engine powers high-speed recip compressor