The Most Popular Stories Of 2018

By Jack Burke17 January 2019

Readers of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide gravitated toward industry upheaval during 2018. Stories about the ups and downs of GE’s Power Division accounted for six of the top 10 most popular stories on the website in 2018.

Here’s a list of the top 10 news stories on the Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide website for 2018—not including our annual Engine Surveys.

  1. GE Reorganizing Power Division (Oct. 30) GE intends to reorganize its power division in an effort to accelerate operating and financial improvements.
  2. Report: Cummins, Kohler Keen On GE Power Business (June 3) Bloomberg News is reporting General Electric Co. has narrowed the list of bidders for its US$3.5 billion industrial gas-engine business.
  3. GE Power: HA Turbines Here To Stay (Dec. 3) GE Power believes that oxidation woes involving its family of HA turbines have been overblown in some quarters and the company vows it is fully behind what it considers the “crown jewel” of its power portfolio.
  4. An Engine “Game Changer”? (Feb.5) Engine technology aimed at the heavy-duty truck sector and for stationary distributed systems and described as “potentially game-changing” has been unveiled by the United Kingdom-headquartered Ricardo.
  5. Making The Case For Aeroderivatives (Oct. 17) GE Power leadership will “double-down” in the aeroderivative market as it invests more than US$200 million in the segment over the next three years.
  6. GE Transportation Announces New High-Speed Diesel Engine Program (Sept. 18) GE Transportation announced a new high-speed diesel engine program that will serve the locomotive, marine and power generation segments.
  7. Temporary Power Outage For Siemens (May 10) Siemens announced it will temporarily shut down its Power and Gas (PG) division as the company seeks to regain its footing in the marketplace.
  8. Evolutionary Development (Oct. 8) Siemens’ upgrade of SGT-800 based on field experience, technology.
  9. GE Names New Senior Leadership In Power Portfolio (Nov. 19) GE announced that long-time company executive John Rice will come out of retirement to lead the company’s gas power business.
  10. A Powerful Lady (Feb. 26) After first firing in May 2016 at the Ansaldo Energia Test Power Plant in Birr, Switzerland, the new Ansaldo Energia GT36 gas turbine successfully passed a series of rigorous test campaigns, and finally completed its validation process with a thermal paint test.
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