November 2013

Extending Service Network

MAN Diesel & Turbo South Africa Ltd., a local subsidiary of Augsburg, Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the family-owned ELCA Engineering Ltd. near Johannesburg.

Carnival Selects MAN Engines

Carnival Selects MAN Engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order from Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply five 48/60CR engines for the first ship of its next generation of cruise liner.

GE Continues Powerful Partnership

GE Continues Powerful Partnership

GE signed a nearly US$700 million contract with Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) to bring additional F-class combined-cycle gas turbines, and associated equipment and services, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Piloting LNG Locomotive Technology

CSX Corp. and GE Transportation, a division of GE, announced an agreement to explore emissions-cutting and efficiency breakthroughs in liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology for locomotives beginning with a pilot program in 2014.

Adding A Link To The Supply Chain

Chromalloy, a supplier of gas turbine engine component repairs, coatings and castings, announced its acquisition of Trac Group, a Tier 1 component supplier to the aerospace and energy industries.

Order Board Open For Caterpillar

Order Board Open For Caterpillar

Caterpillar Marine's 3406C propulsion engine has entered production and is available for global customers to order.

Powered Up In Peru

Powered Up In Peru

Siemens Energy has commissioned the Santo Domingo de los Olleros simple-cycle power plant in Peru after only 19 months of construction.

Powering Venezuela’s Oil And Gas Boom

Powering Venezuela’s Oil And Gas Boom

MTU has been selected to power 12 new drill rigs owned and operated by PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil natural gas company.

Petrobras Awards Service Contract

Petrobras Awards Service Contract

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a US$138 million, five-year services contract by Petrobras to support the deep and ultra-deep water oil and gas exploration and production company’s oil production activities offshore Brazil.

Teaming Up For Better Service

Wood Group and Siemens AG have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) consisting of the Maintenance and Power Solutions businesses of Wood Group GTS and Siemens’ TurboCare business unit.

Further AGP Solution Expansion

GE announced the expansion of its advanced gas path (AGP) portfolio to its 9E and 9F-3 gas turbine customers.

Waste Not, Want Not

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won orders worth more than US$23 million to provide the waste heat recovery systems (WHRS), each powered by a power turbine generator (PTG), for 14 new 8800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels.

Playing Favorites

Propulsion and power generation specialist MTU Friedrichshafen and nuclear reactor technology supplier Westinghouse Electric Germany have signed a long-term strategic cooperation contract.

Centrax Success In Russia

Centrax Success In Russia

U.K. power-generation packaging company Centrax has sold two 5.2 MW CX501-KB7 gas turbine sets to Russia’s General Energy Solutions (GES).

Fast-Track Turnkey Power Agreement

Fast-Track Turnkey Power Agreement

APR Energy has formed a strategic alliance with GE, extending both companies’ reach in the growing fast-track turnkey power solutions segment.

Helping The Games Begin

Helping The Games Begin

Two GE LMS100-PB aeroderivative gas turbines have entered commercial operation at the Dzhubginskaya thermal power plant in the Russian region of Krasnodar.

Transferring Heat

Tranter Inc. and Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC. have entered into a joint agreement to develop a modular shell and plate feedwater heater (SPFWH) for use in the power industry.

Twenty Turbines For Thailand

Twenty Turbines For Thailand

Siemens Energy has received more than €300 million worth of orders for 20 SGT-800 industrial gas turbines from Thailand. The turbines will be used in various combined cycle cogeneration power plants within the country.

GE's Batam Manufacturing Facility Opens

GE’s newly expanded Batam Island subsea manufacturing facility officially opened today.

Fairbanks Morse Sends Out CHP System

Fairbanks Morse Engine will supply a 3 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system to general contractor SpawGlass for a power plant expansion at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston

Dual-Fuel For Container Ships

Matson Navigation Company Inc. – a subsidiary of Matson Inc. – has placed an order for two 3600 TEU container ships, which will be powered by two MAN B&W 7S90ME-GI dual-fuel engines.

Aircraft Carrier Propulsion

Aircraft Carrier Propulsion

GE Marine will supply four GE LM2500 gas turbines – a combined 80 MW – to power the Indian navy’s INS Vikrant, the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier.

Maintaining Power

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a six-year contract by Evonik Industries AG to provide maintenance services for a GE Frame 3 gas turbine, steam turbine and steam turbine generator at the company’s chemical facility in Rheinfelden, Germany.

Acquisition Of Majority Shares

Heinzmann has announced the acquisition of majority shares in CPK Automotive GmbH & Co. KG.

Turnkey CHP In Poland

Turnkey CHP In Poland

Siemens Energy will build a turnkey combined heat and power plant in Gorzów, a city in western Poland, for investor Polish energy utility PGE GiEK S.A.

Building Blocks In The Sandbox

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the United Cement Industrial Co. to build a power plant in Saudi Arabia.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

GE announced an agreement with Footprint Power to provide Salem Harbor Station in Massachusetts, U.S.A., with a combined-cycle 674 MW natural gas facility to replace the existing coal and oil-fired power facility.