Siemens has successfully completed tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.
Additive Manufacturing is a process that builds parts layer-by-layer from sliced CAD models to form solid objects.
Also known as '3D printing', “it especially provides benefits in rapid prototyping” Siemens explained.
MAN Diesel & Turbo is to supply a compact gas turbine package for the decentralised production of heat and power to ENN Ubiquitous Energy Network Technology, a subsidiary of the ENN Group, in China.
The unit includes a MAN MGT series gas turbine which will produce approximately 6 MW of power and 12 MW of heat for an industrial zone in Huai’an (Jiangsu province).
Full commissioning of the 2.5 GW Umm Al Houl CCGT power plant in Qatar is expected in the second half of 2018, a spokesperson for Siemens confirmed to Gas to Power Journal.
Siemens had previously said commissioning of the first phase was scheduled for 2017, with commissioning of the entire complex scheduled for mid-2018.