NET Power has successfully achieved first fire of its supercritical CO2 demonstration power plant and test facility in La Porte, Texas, USA. This included firing of the 50 MW Toshiba commercial scale combustor, which involved integrated operation of the full NET Power process. NET Power said that it is targeting global deployment of 300 MW commercial scale plants beginning in 2022. GTW gets an update on the key developments that have been made.
There are over 1200 LM2500 gas turbines in operation with navies in various parts of the world, and the GE fleet of propulsion gas turbines has proved to be a reliable power provider in these conditions. GTW talks to George Awiszus, Director of Military Marketing for GE Marine, about what is needed for gas turbine propulsion units in naval applications.