The POWER Interview: New Directions for Aeroderivative Gas Turbines at PWPS 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:08:49 +0000

In a recent interview, Raul Pereda, president and CEO of PW Power Systems (PWPS), talked to POWER about the company’s long legacy as a gas turbine manufacturer, advancements in technology it has achieved over the past 60 years, and new applications for its turbines within a transitioning energy system.  No one can read a history […]

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A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:39:47 +0000

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1939, and commercial operation of the first gas turbine in the U.S. used to generate electric power—a 3.5-MW General Electric (GE) unit […]

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Siemens Will Cut Another 2,700 Jobs; GE Announces Cuts in Switzerland

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:41:16 +0000

Siemens on June 18 said it would cut 2,700 jobs from its Gas and Power division, on top of 10,400 positions the German engineering firm last month said it would jettison as part of cost-cutting measures. The Siemens’ announcement comes one day after U.S.-based rival GE said it would cut 450 jobs at two of […]

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MHPS, Magnum Will Build 1-GW Renewable Energy Storage Facility in Utah

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 15:02:47 +0000

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development, the owner of a large and geographically rare underground salt dome in Utah, have teamed to develop a massive project that could store up 1,000 MW of renewable energy year-round and provide it to variability-challenged Western power markets.  The companies this week signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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GE Tops MHPS, Siemens in 1Q Turbine Orders

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 18:41:35 +0000

General Electric, Siemens, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems confirmed their gas turbine sales for the year’s first quarter, with GE taking the top spot with six orders for its advanced HA-class unit. The three companies on May 14 confirmed the numbers to Reuters. GE, which had no sales in the same period a year ago, […]

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GE Marks ‘Ultra Low’ NOx Gas Turbine Technology Triumph

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:49:01 +0000

In a significant technical triumph, GE has completed first installation of a new gas-fired power plant technology that it says can reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 5 parts per million (ppm).  GE on April 11 completed combustion upgrades on nine GE 9E gas turbines at five power generation enterprises in Shenzen, a major industrial […]

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Siemens, Mitsubishi Discuss Merger of Turbine Units

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:37:38 +0000

A German business magazine reports that Siemens is exploring options for its struggling gas turbine business, and could look to form a joint venture with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Manager Magazin on March 21 said Siemens “wants to accommodate the large turbine business of the Japanese Mitsubishi Group and in the future hold only a […]

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UAE Adds Gas Power to Its Mix and Renewables Abroad

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The January agreement between GE and Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. for a 1.8-GW combined cycle power plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is part of the country’s commitment to increasing its power generation

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Entergy Texas Breaks Ground on New 993-MW Combined Cycle Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:00:55 +0000

Entergy Texas on February 15 began construction of its first new power plant in 40 years. The Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS), located in Willis, will be a 993-MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, adjacent to the existing Lewis Creek Power Plant. Entergy Texas is part of Entergy Corporation, which provides power to about 3 […]

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GE, MHPS Vie for Top Spot in Fiercely Competitive Gas Turbine Market

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:05:42 +0000

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) appears to have snagged the lead in an intensifying competition in a mostly flat market for heavy-duty gas turbines of above 100 MW, but GE retained its lead both for overall installed gas turbine capacity and units in 2018, a much-watched industry ranking suggests. Data from McCoy Power Reports’ latest […]

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