Archive for May, 2012


On Site Valve Servicing and Repair

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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GE to supply equipment for Turkish gas-fired power plant

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

GE has secured contracts to provide equipment and services for a new gas-fired power plant in the Erzin district of southern Turkey.

The Egemer Elektrik Uretim-Erzin combined-cycle gas turbine power plant is owned and operated by Akenerji.

GE has agreed to supply two Frame 9FB Gas Turbines and three generators for the power plant.

GE also signed a 12-year service agreement to provide planned and unplanned maintenance services to help ensure the long-term, reliable operation of the equipment.

The power plant will be equipped with an advanced combustion system to help maintain compliance with environmental emissions criteria to meet European standards, and will generate 900MW.

The gas-fired power plant is scheduled for commercial operation in the third quarter of 2014.


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Foster Wheeler subsidiary secures contract for steam generator in Sweden

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group has secured a contract from Lunds Energi for a 35MWe biomass-fired circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler island in Sweden.

The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

The firm will be responsible for the design and supply the steam generator and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island.

The steam generator will be designed to burn 100% bio fuel with up to 50% demolition wood.

Currently, Lunds Energi is building the new combined heat and power plant to replace existing old equipment operating on fossil fuels.

Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.

Lunds Energi is a municipality-owned energy supplier in the Southern region of Sweden.


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Siemens to supply steam turbine generator for UK waste-to-energy plant

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Siemens Energy has received a contract to supply a SST-400 steam turbine generator for a waste-to-energy plant equipped with combined power and heat generation in Plymouth, UK.

The order was made by Imtech Deutschland, the general contractor for the plant which will build the project on behalf of Germany-based EfW specialist, MVV Umwelt.

Scope of work includes delivery, installation, and commissioning of the SST-400 steam turbine, including gearboxes and oil system, as well as the electrical generator and auxiliary systems.

The waste-to-energy plant is expected to utilize 245,000 metric tonnes of household, business, and industrial waste to produce electricity and heat.

Energy will be generated by means of combined heat and power generation to ensure a reliable heat supply for Plymouth’s Naval Base.

Construction of the power plant, with an installed electrical capacity of 25MW and a maximum process steam extraction of up to 30 tonnes per hour, is scheduled to start in March this year.

Siemens Energy said the plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2014.


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GE to provide aeroderivative gas turbine for Italian power plant

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

GE will provide an LM6000-PF Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine and related services to Enipower (Eni) for its Bolgiano district heating plant in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy.

The Bolgiano cogeneration plant (CHP) produces thermal energy both for district heating and cooling for Eni headquarters, municipal buildings and residential users.

The Bolgiano CHP currently produces about 267,000MWh of thermal energy per year using four GE gas turbines.

Eni will upgrade the CHP by installing a new aeroderivative gas turbine and other new equipment to increase plant flexibility and efficiency.

Energy savings for the new Bolgiano district heating plant are estimated at 181,000MWh of thermal energy per year.

Commercial operation is expected in December 2013.

Upon completion, the plant anticipates an 84% reduction of NOx emissions and a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions.


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Elektrocieplownia signs contract with Abengoa for combined cycle plant in Poland

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Spain-based Abengoa has entered into a €380m contract with state-owned energy and gas distribution company Elektrocieplownia Stalowa Wola to carry out engineering and construction of the 450 MW combined cycle plant in Poland.

The plant is located in Stalowa Wola includes a gas turbine, a steam turbine and a heat recovery boiler for producing electricity.

In addition, the plant also has a district heating system with 270MW of thermal power, which will supply hot water to 10,000 househols in Stalowa Wola

The contract includes the engineering and construction of the plant, which will last for 38 months, as well as the maintenance and operation of the gas turbine for the first 12 years.

Abengoa applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors.


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Norway opens CO2 Capture test facility

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Norway has inaugurated a CO2 capture test facility at the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM).

Partially based on Alstom’s Chilled Ammonia technology, Mongstad’s new test centre would be Europe’s largest such centre for CO2 capture.

TCM’s partners Gassnova, Statoil, Shell and Sasol had selected Alstom as one of two suppliers to build and test CO2 capture facilities, which are located near Bergen.

Alstom country president in Norway Eric Staurset said, “With the TCM inauguration Alstom clearly makes a footprint as an important part of this unique development in Norway and we are confident that this will develop into a global reference point with the realisation of full scale CO2 Capture and Storage facilities in the future”.

Alstom Environmental Control Systems and Carbon Capture & Storage vice president Patrick Fragman said its technology can be tested on flue gas both from a gas fired power station as well as on industrial off gas from the nearby refinery.

“This gives us valuable experience to improve and to expand the use of this technology even further,” added Patrick.

Alstom plans to undertake testing and operations program for 12 to 18 months beginning this year and expects new developments and improvements during the test period.

The company stated an earlier pilot program and a validation plant operation with the Chilled Ammonia Process gave expected performance levels, without any detrimental environmental impact.


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Petrovietnam awards equipment supply order for coal power plant in Vietnam

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Petrovietnam Construction Joint Stock Corp. has selected a team of Toshiba Corp, Sojitz Corp. and Daelim Industrial Co to provide equipment for its 1,200MW Thai Binh 2 Coal Thermal Power Plant Project in Thai Binh province on north-east coast of Vietnam.

The $830m engineering, procurement and supply contract will involve in provision of two 600MW steam turbine and generators and other equipments for the project.

Toshiba and Sojitz will design, manufacture and supply the steam turbines and generators, whereas the overall plant engineering and construction schedule control, and procurement of boilers and auxiliary equipment will be handled by Daelim.

The company is expected to deliver the steam turbine and generators by December 2014 and the first unit is anticipated to start operation in 2015.

Petrovietnam is a subsidiary of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and an engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

Toshiba is a Japanese electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation.

Korean Daelim provides engineering & construction and petrochemical operations and Japanese Sojitz is a trades and operates in many industries, including construction, forestry, plastics, chemicals, mining, petroleum, textiles, and international trade.


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GE ships aeroderivative gas turbine unit for Israeli power plant

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

GE said it has shipped 12 LM6000-PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine-generators to the Dorad Energy power plant in Ashkelon, Israel, as part of its $200m deal with Wood Group.

The power plant is a combined-cycle design, using hot exhaust from the GE gas turbines to generate steam to power two steam turbine-generators.

GE Power & Water aeroderivative gas turbines vice president Darryl Wilson said the company’s LM6000-PC Sprint technology solves the problem of how to deliver or remove large amounts of power quickly in response to changing conditions, with the same efficiencies and economics that are found in baseload operation.

“The power produced by these units will help to stabilize the power system upon which Israel’s economy depends, and their efficiency and suitability for baseload, cycling or peaking operation will enable Dorad Energy to maximize revenue opportunities,” Wilson added.

GE noted the 50MW aeroderivative units will be configured so that blocks of them can be turned on and off, with no losses in energy efficiency for the plant.

GE’s Veresegyhaz plant, located near Budapest, Hungary, is developing the gas turbine-generators.

Gas turbine-generators will be in commercial operation in the second half of 2013.

Wood Group GTS is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for Dorad Energy.


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