September – October 2012
Lodi’s 300MW Flex 30 plant
ushers in a new era for the US
The Siemens Flex Plant 30 at Lodi designed to deliver 200MW of power to the grid within 30 minutes of startup is capable of daily cycling at over 57 percent combined cycle efficiency.
May – June 2018
from Canadian Shale Gas
Fundamental changes to the global gas market are prompting a major expansion of gas transmission projects and associated infrastructure such as compressor stations. Demands for reliability make aeroderivative gas turbines a desirable choice for such mechanical drive applications.
March – April 2018
China showcases first 6F.01
The first GE 6F.01 gas turbine has begun operation at a combined heat and power plant in China. With its high electrical efficiency combined with high exhaust energy, the turbine looks set to carve out a niche in the global market for CHP plants of 150-180 MW.
March – April 2017
Patriot designed to monetize
Marcellus shale gas
The Panda Patriot power plant is now up and running. Like its sister Panda Liberty project, the plant is specifically designed to monetize Marcellus shale gas by converting this cheap source of gas to electricity in the most efficient way.
September – October 2016
Advanced heavy-duty develop- ments for the 50 Hz market
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has recently achieved two important milestones in the development of its heavy-duty gas turbines for the 50 Hz market. The first two M701J units are now in commercial operation, while a new upgraded M701F has been introduced and commissioned.
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November – December 2015
Industrial RB211-GT30 ready for
offshore oil and gas market
Siemens has developed the Industrial RB211-GT30, a new turbine based on a reliable and proven base, aimed at the offshore oil and gas industry. The Industrial RB211-GT30 is the first new product to emerge since the union of Rolls-Royce Energy with Siemens.
November – December 2015
Flexible 7HA.02 gas turbines for
Colorado Bend and Wolf Hollow
Exelon has ordered four GE 7HA.02 gas turbines for its two projects at Wolf Hollow and Colorado Bend, both in Texas, USA. These are the first US orders for what GE claims are the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbines.
July - August 2015
Path to advanced gas turbine driven
compressor control systems
With fluctuating oil prices, oil and gas executives are looking to invest in technology to increase efficiencies. Gas Turbine World looks at how technological advances in the era of the Industrial Internet are creating opportunities to increase gas turbine and compressor operational efficiency and drive predictive maintenance schedules.
July - August 2014
La Caridad 500MW plant reducing
Grupo México’s COE by 40 percent
Unit II of La Caridad was declared ready for commercial operation in June this year, marking completion of the copper mining company’s two-unit 500MW combined cycle power plant.
March – April 2014
Clean ramping: the next challenge for quick start combined cycle operation
Thanks to flexible quick-start design, today’s CCGT plants can start fast and produce low start-up emissions. But now there is a new challenge: how do you keep emissions in compliance while changing load.
Online Exclusive – April 2014
Air-cooled 7HA and 9HA designs
rated at over 61% CC efficiency
Modular combined cycle plants powered by an air-cooled version of GE’s H-class gas turbines are rated at more than 61% net plant efficiency for 50Hz and 60Hz power generation.
November – December 2013
El Segundo combined cycle offers
300 MW of peaking in 10 minutes
550MW Flex-Plant 10 combined cycle project represents a growing trend in the use of combined cycle technology that has the ability to provide peaking and base load power to complement intermittent renewables.
November – December 2012
Prospects for lower cost and
more efficient IGCC power
MHI believes that the cost of electricity for IGCC plants with high-efficiency gas turbines and air-blown gasification could be almost 20% lower than for conventional coal-fired steam plants and more than justify their relatively higher capital cost.
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