Tampa Electric to reuse 1970s- vintage steam turbine in highly efficient HA-class combined cycle repowering project to boost site power, improve efficiency, cut emissions.
With validation of the first GT36 gas turbine completed in 2017 and new manufacturing ramped up in Genoa, Italy, during 2018, Ansaldo Energia is set to roll out its first commercial use of the new turbine at the H-class Minhang combined cycle power plant in China. It marks a new chapter in the drive for flexibility in thermal power.
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.
Outside of the US, most of industrialized world must import its natural gas as costly LNG and, as they turn away from conventional coal plants and nuclear power, that leaves them with a narrow range of alternatives.