Biden Administration Throws Support Behind Floating Offshore Wind

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:25:25 +0000

The Biden administration announced a goal of installing as much as 15 GW of floating offshore wind energy capacity by 2035, and said it plans to auction off leases to support project development by the end of this year. The Sept. 15 announcement touted both the potential of offshore wind and its impact on reducing […]

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Repowering Project Aims for Pinnacle of Success

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:17:00 +0000

Clearway Energy Group reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy, and to its support of West Virginia’s push for cleaner energy, with a repowering of the Pinnacle Wind Farm. The project extends the wind

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GE Turbines Will Power New 2-GW Gas-Fired Plant in China

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 15:54:25 +0000

A new 2-GW natural gas-fired power plant in China, being built to support the coming retirement of a large regional coal-fired complex, will feature three GE 9HA.01 gas turbines. GE Gas Power and Harbin Electric on March 7 announced that Chinese state-owned power utility Shenzhen Energy Group Corporation Co., Ltd.  has ordered the equipment for […]

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Siemens’ Renewable Arm Cutting 200 U.S. Jobs

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2022 23:07:37 +0000

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) plans to lay off 200 workers at two U.S. wind power equipment manufacturing facilities. The company on Feb. 9 said the job cuts are due to a reduction in orders for commercial wind turbines. An SGRE spokesperson said more jobs cuts at the plants—one in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the other […]

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Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, GE Top Wind Turbine Growth

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:35:33 +0000

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An energy and finance research group on Feb. 18 said Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s (SGRE’s) offshore wind installations make it far and away the market leader in that category, while Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas continues to lead the onshore and overall wind turbine market. The report published Tuesday from BloombergNEF (BNEF) said Vestas took […]

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Work Ethic Leads to ‘World Class’ Performance

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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Wolverine Power Cooperative’s Alpine plant in Michigan has impressive operating numbers, and a culture of teamwork dedicated to maintaining efficiency. Power plant operators will tell you it takes a team

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PVD Coatings Extend Life of Gas and Steam Turbine Components

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Industrial gas turbine (IGT) manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) personnel are continually seeking new ways to improve the performance and longevity of critical components. High-value

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POWER Notebook: ‘Coal on Way Out’, Theme Parks Embrace Renewables

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:13:55 +0000

The chief executive of Vistra Energy Corp. last week said coal is not likely to regain market share in the U.S. power market. Curtis Morgan, in a panel discussion March 14 at the CERAWeek event in Houston, Texas, said “coal is on its way out. More and more plants are being retired.” It’s not the […]

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Financial and Gas Turbine Blade Troubles Plague GE Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:27:09 +0000

GE Power’s financials spun out further on a dismal trajectory during the fourth quarter of 2018, plagued by slack market demand for products and services, technical glitches of a flagship gas turbine model, and poor project execution. Despite a series of divestments and corporate reshuffles, including of leadership, for the 12 months that ended on […]

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Siemens Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Vying with GE for $15B Iraqi Contract

Siemens on September 24 said it would cut about 2,900 jobs, mostly from its Power and Gas division in Germany, as it continues restructuring to achieve cost savings amid a tough global market for turbine manufacturers. Siemens on Monday said the cuts will save the company about €270 million ($318 million) and is part of […]

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