TransAlta is converting its Sundance and Keephills coal fired plants to natural gas, with Emerson leading the design, procurement, installation and commissioning in the replacement of the full automation system for the converted projects. The conversions are part of a strategy that will see TransAlta transition to clean energy by 2025.
As a result of collapsing oil prices and the global Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve revised the annual 10-year Market Forecast of Global Industrial Gas Turbine Sales.
The rapid adoption of connected power generation, transmission, distribution, and end-use assets are enabling utilities to move away from centralized power generation technologies, and towards distributed energy. But it is a shift that opens utilities to cyberattacks.
Israel Electric Corporation the largest generator and supplier of electricity in the country, recently ordered a second GE 9HA.01 advanced gas turbine for Orot Rabin as part of a strategy aimed at meeting growing power demand with gas fired generation.
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.
Power demand is not restricted to safe and stable locations. Power plants also operate in locations where there is a high risk, be it man-made or natural hazards. Carrying out operation and maintenance on large, static power plants under such circumstances can be challenging, and dealing with these challenges requires planning and preparation one wouldn’t consider in secure locations. How does one deal with such challenges? GTW has been examining the issue.
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 close to 100 units already in service since its launch 15 years ago, the Siemens SGT-700 industrial gas turbine is now set to finally make its mark on the Chinese CHP sector with a new project in Guangdong province.