September 2013

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Providing Overhaul And Parts

Providing Overhaul And Parts

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a US$3 million contract to provide the rotor overhaul and new parts for a Frame 9E gas turbine at a power plant in Uruguay.

Bringing Down The NOx

Siemens announced that its SGT6-5000F gas turbine has set a new benchmark in the industry by demonstrating 25 ppm NOx emissions on fuel oil.

Steam In The Desert

Wood Group GTS said it has secured a US$2 million contract for the installation of two GE A-14 steam turbines and related generating equipment at the Mojave Solar Project, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.

Breaking Up The Ice

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has received an order worth around US$25 million to supply its Azipod marine propulsion system and complete electric power plants for two new rescue and salvage icebreakers under construction at Nordic Yards GmbH in Germany.

In Control

Wood Group GTS has completed a US$800 000 contract for Genesys Control, Main Automation Contractor, to upgrade two MHI 73MW steam turbine generators as part of a major automation migration effort of the Electroguayas, Gonzalo Zevallos Power Generation plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Huge Algeria Power Boost

Huge Algeria Power Boost

GE announced three contracts totaling approximately US$2.7 billion with SPE, an affiliate of Sonelgaz, Algeria’s national electricity and gas company.

Turning Up The Heat

Turning Up The Heat

Hotstart, a developer and manufacturer of diesel engine block heaters, recently obtained UL/C-US approval on its HOTflow line of CTM forced circulation engine heaters.

Dual-Fuel Cooperation Agreement

Engineering company Ricardo and Clean Air Power (CAP), which specializes in dual-fuel technology, have entered into an agreement for the development of the dual-fuel engine business.

Sea Power To The Rescue

Wärtsilä has been contracted by the People's Republic of China's Communications Import & Export Corp. to supply the main propulsion system for four new ocean rescue vessels.

FleXtra Power On The Way

FleXtra Power On The Way

GE announced that E.ON Hanse Wärme GmbH., a wholly owned subsidiary of E.ON Hanse AG, will use a GE Jenbacher 10 MW J920 FleXtra gas engine to power a combined heat and power (CHP) plant to be built in northern Germany.

Making The Grade

Making The Grade

The MTU Series 8000 marine engine has been awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Securing Vital Hospital Power

Wood Group GTS has completed a power plant equipment upgrade and has been awarded a five-year term service agreement (LTSA) to maintain a Solar Taurus 60 gas turbine to be used for power generation at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Out With The Old, In With The New

Wood Group GTS announced a contract with Arizona Electric Power Co-Operative (AEPCO) to replace a turbine control panel at AEPCO's 615 MW Apache Power Station in Benson, Arizona, U.S.A.

Clearing The Air

Clearing The Air

Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group said it has successfully commissioned a CO oxidation catalyst to reduce CO, VOC and toxic emissions from four 200 MW Siemens SGT6-5000F simple cycle-gas turbines at GenOn Energy’s Marsh Landing Generating Station (MLGS) in Antioch, California, U.S.A.

South Of The (U.S.) Border

Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order for one C800 (800kW) and one C600 (600kW) for two large industrial customers in Mexico.

MTU Biogas Engine

MTU Biogas Engine

MTU Onsite Energy has announced its advanced Series 4000 biogas engine, with an electrical efficiency rating that has increased from the previous maximum of 42.5% to 43.3%.

Cat’s Land Drilling Power Module

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has introduced the Cat G3516C generator set for global land drilling applications.

Consolidation And Growth

Consolidation And Growth

Meggitt PLC and its Meggitt Sensing Systems division have opened a 17 652 m2 facility in Irvine, California, U.S.A., which houses the consolidation of operations from facilities in San Juan Capistrano, California, and Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Building Up South Africa Power

Building Up South Africa Power

A consortium led by GDF Suez has awarded the contract for the turnkey construction of two open-cycle electricity generation plants in South Africa to Ansaldo Energia and FATA, a designer and builder of industrial plants.

Working Off The Coast Of South Africa

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) Australia has received a contract to provide engineering and project management services to Sunbird Energy Ltd. for the Ibhubesi gas project, off the west coast of South Africa.

MTU, Rolls-Royce Designing Gen-Sets For Royal Navy

Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Rolls-Royce have jointly received a contract to design the diesel generator sets for the Royal Navy’s future Type 26 global combat ship.

Taking Power Onboard

Taking Power Onboard

Wärtsilä will supply an integrated package for two dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) Ro-Pax passenger ferries being built on behalf of Canadian ferry services provider Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ).

One In The Ninth

GE Marine received an order to supply one LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbine to Avio Aero of Turin, Italy, a GE Marine system supplier. The gas turbine will power the French Navy’s ninth FREMM frigate.

Keeping Up The Flow

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply Asia Gas Pipeline LLP (AGP) with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Kazakhstan’s Line C Gas Pipeline, part of the vast 1833 km Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network.

Wash Systems Contracts

Wood Group GTS has secured two contracts to supply its EcoValue gas turbine compressor water wash systems.

Fast Power To Turkmenistan

Fast Power To Turkmenistan

GE will provide its aeroderivative gas turbine technology to Çalık Enerji, the Turkish engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm handling this project. Three power plants will be built at the Akhal, Mary and Lebap sites as part of a 360 MW fast-track project.

Drilling With Dual-Fuel Technology

Caterpillar Inc. has supplied Southwestern Energy Co. with two Cat 3512C dual-fuel generator sets with EPA-approved dynamic gas blending (DGB) kits on a drilling rig operating in the Fayetteville Shale Play.

GE Deploying Latest Offshore Solution

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract to provide Korean shipbuilding firm Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with turbomachinery equipment and services for a new oil and gas production platform.

Follow-On Order Down Under

Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received another follow-on order for a large Australian coal seam gas company.

Powering Up Argentina

Powering Up Argentina

Siemens Energy received an order from Fideicomiso Central Termoelectrica Guillermo Brown S.A. for the turnkey construction of the Guillermo Brown thermoelectric power plant in Argentina.

Cat Acquires Johan Walter Berg AB

Caterpillar Marine’s acquisition of Johan Walter Berg AB has closed, enabling the marine power solutions provider to now offer complete propulsion systems to the commercial marine market.

Generon Sends Nitrogen Membrane System To Middle East

Generon Sends Nitrogen Membrane System To Middle East

Generon IGS is shipping an integrated skidded nitrogen membrane system with duplex primary oil-free air compression and an air dryer to the Middle East.

GE Signs Thailand Agreement

GE Signs Thailand Agreement

GE and Bangkok-based power plant developer Bangpa-In Cogeneration Ltd., a subsidiary of CK Power Plc., have announced the signing of a US$33 million service agreement. Under the agreement, GE will provide 12 years of inspection and planned maintenance services for two GE LM6000-PD aeroderivative gas turbines at a 110 MW gas-fired cogeneration plant being built in Bangpa-In, in Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province.

Into The Deep

Siemens Energy said it has received an order for two complete electrical power generating stations – including the company’s ‘closed ring solution’ – for supplying offshore drilling rigs with electricity.

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