Egypt has completed construction of three combined cycle gas turbine projects in just 27.5 months. GTW was part of a press visit to Beni Suef, one of the massive 4800 MW plants, which all use Siemens’ advanced H-class technology.
GE’s 6B gas turbine fleet has reached 40 years of operation, with the first unit starting up in 1978 and still running. Now, GE has reached its first agreement to repower three 6B gas turbines at a site in Asia.
Europe’s first GE 9EMax gas turbine upgrade has been carried out at an IPP project in the Czech Republic. The upgrade will not only boost plant performance but will also lower running costs and extend plant life.
The reliable prediction of thermal loads in transition pieces is crucial to increase their life span. Power Systems Mfg. LLC (PSM) discusses best practices in transition piece design to allow aerodynamic pieces that optimize and combine improved cooling effectiveness with low pressure drop and reduced emissions operation.
The first GT36 gas turbine – Ansaldo Energia’s advanced H-Class machine – has completed the first phase of a comprehensive validation program. The tests confirm the machine’s high performance and low emissions over the entire load range.