Siemens has committed to gradually increasing the hydrogen capability of its gas turbines to at least 20% by 2020, and 100% by 2030. The first goal has already been achieved, with projects in place involving two SGT-600 turbines at Braskem in Brazil.
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.
A mechanical efficiency of 34.5% coupled with extremely low emissions makes the MGT 6000 gas turbine among the most modern designs in the 6 MW category. Combined heat and power plants equipped with this turbine achieve efficiency of up to 90%.
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.