May 2013

GE Acquires Salof

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

Cat Dual-Fuel Marine Engine

Cat Dual-Fuel Marine Engine

Caterpillar is introducing a dual-fuel engine for marine applications. The company said the MaK M 34 DF has the same onboard footprint as the existing M 32 C diesel engine series and is suitable for a wide range of vessels.

Flexible Power In Italy

Flexible Power In Italy

GE has installed its aeroderivative gas turbine technology at Tamarete Energia’s 104 MW combined-cycle plant near Ortona, Italy.

MHI Set for Engine Growth

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is establishing a company dedicated to handling its marine machinery and marine diesel engine business from October 1.

Microturbines To The Big Apple

Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order from Related Companies, a New York, U.S.A.-based real estate development and investment firm.

ABB Contract For Vessel Power System

ABB Contract For Vessel Power System

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for a deepwater pipe laying vessel.

Supplying Refinery Electrical Systems

Siemens has concluded a framework agreement with China’s biggest oil and gas corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), to supply the entire electrical engineering and electrical systems for the first phase of the planned Guangdong Petrochemical Refinery in China.

Toshiba Acquires Elettra

Toshiba International Corp. (TIC) has announced that a binding agreement is in place to acquire all assets and intellectual property from Elettra Technology Inc. (ETI), a manufacturer of custom electrical industrial motors based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Advancements In Material Technology

Siemens Energy has opened a facility in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., for the commercial production of airfoil ceramic cores for gas turbine blades and vanes using the Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMO) technology initially developed by Mikro Systems Inc.

Boosting Power, Not Emissions

Berakas Power Company (BPC), Brunei’s national energy company, said it plans to install GE’s ORegen waste-heat recovery systems to increase the output and efficiency of four GE LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines at the Berakas Power Station, located outside the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan in the Sultanate of Brunei.

Four-Day Power Installation

Four-Day Power Installation

Altaaqa Global has successfully designed and installed 24 MW of temporary power in the Sultanate of Oman, taking only 4 days to complete. The power project was one of the fastest installations in the history of the equipment rental industry, the company said.

Construction Begins For Production Facilities

Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co. Ltd., the joint venture owned 50/50 by Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co. Ltd., has begun construction of its new production facilities in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province of China.

€200 Million Order From Saudi Electricity Co.

€200 Million Order From Saudi Electricity Co.

Siemens’ Energy Sector has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately €200 million by Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC).

Siemens Signs Multiple Agreements In Germany

Siemens Energy has been awarded contracts at five power and industrial plants in Germany. The company said these service agreements will help improve the efficiency, reliability and availability of the facilities.

IMO To Delay Tier III NOx Emissions Limits For Ships

Wärtsilä Powering Up Russia

Wärtsilä Powering Up Russia

Wärtsilä has received contract to supply a 110 MW power plant for Russia. The plant, which will be located in Tikhvin in Russia's Leningrad region, will run on natural gas using six Wärtsilä 50SG engines.

ABB Maintaining Its Equipment

ABB Maintaining Its Equipment

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, signed a long-term preventive service agreement with China LNG Shipping International Co. Ltd (CLSICO) to provide maintenance services to all ABB equipment onboard its six LNG vessels in the next five years.

Running On Syngas

Running On Syngas

GE and Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.-based Green Waste Energy (GWE) announced they have signed a frame agreement for GE to supply an undetermined number of ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engines to power a series of Advanced Recycling and Energy Conversion (AREC) plants that GWE’s development subsidiary, Green Waste Energy Development (GWED), plans to build around the world.

Great Lakes LNG Deal

Great Lakes ship operator Interlake Steamship Co. has reached an agreement in principle with Shell to supply LNG as Interlake converts its vessels from heavy fuel oil (HFO). Interlake has nine vessels hauling bulk cargoes throughout the Great Lakes region.

10 MW GE Jenbacher Engine Starts Up

10 MW GE Jenbacher Engine Starts Up

The first GE Jenbacher J920 Flextra gas engine has been commissioned for the upgrading of the combined heat and power (CHP) plant of Bavarian utility Stadtwerke Rosenheim. The engine joined three J620 and one two-stage turbocharged J624 Jenbacher gas engines to deliver about 40% of the electricity needs and 20% of the heating demand for the city of Rosenheim, Germany.

ABB Upgrade Orders In Brazil

ABB’s Turbocharging business unit received an order to upgrade 30 turbochargers in a series of power plants operated by Wärtsilä under O&M agreements. ABB said it has been working with Wärtsilä since early 2012 to create and pilot this service option.

GE, Statoil Dive Deep

GE, Statoil Dive Deep

GE Oil & Gas will supply turbomachinery equipment, as well as services, to support Statoil Petroleum AS onshore and offshore projects in Norway, thanks to two five-year frame agreements signed by the companies.

Compressor For The H2SO4 Industry

Compressor For The H2SO4 Industry

Siemens has expanded its compressor portfolio with a turbo compressor designed for the sulfuric acid industry.

Less Fuel, More Propulsion

GE’s Power Conversion business has increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster based on pump jet principles.

Caterpillar Launches Tier 4 Land Well Service Engine

Caterpillar Launches Tier 4 Land Well Service Engine

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has launched the Cat 3512E (HD) high-horsepower land well service engine. The U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine is offered with ATAAC and SCAC configurations in two power ratings: 1678 bkW at 1800 r/min and 1864 bkW at 1800 r/min. The engine will be available for customers to order in 2014.

Dresser-Rand Hits 1000th Datum Sale

Dresser-Rand sells its 1000th Datum centrifugal compressor – the Datum I centrifugal compressor – to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).