Technology & Innovation

GE and China Datang Group have signed an agreement to create the Beijing International Electric Power Data Monitoring & Diagnostic Center, adopting GE’s digital solutions to help increase plant performance through data analytics. 

General Electric has been focusing recently on implementing new power plant solutions that bring together the company's expertise with the newest development in digital solutions. That leads to a “holistic” approach that makes the company competitive in the market, according to Alex Evans, GE's sales director for F-Class Europe.

GE's Fleet360 total plant services solutions “tied with digital solutions places us well ahead of competition” he told Gas to Power Journal in an interview in December. “It's about the holistic solution which we provide” he said, adding that “the digital conversation we're having is a really exciting one, as it's the glue that holds the Fleet360 and the holistic solution together.”

Siemens has been commissioned by Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC)  to supply new advanced aero-derivative gas turbines to the Bayonne Energy Center (BEC) power plant in New York.

ABB has won orders from three major US utilities for its AssetShield solution to deliver hardened and bullet resistant transformers, and facilitate the protection of critical power grid assets, minimising potential outages and enhancing the reliability of power networks.

MAPNA Group and Thermal Power Plant Holding have signed a MoU for the delivery of two 25-MW portable power plants in Iran.

According to the memorandum, MAPNA will construct and commission two 25-MW portable power plants for the cities of Nowshahr and Behshahr in the Mazandaran Province, on the Caspian Sea coast.

Samsung Engineering was awarded an EPC contract from PTT Public Company, a Thailand state-owned oil & gas company, for a gas compressor station project in Thailand.

The project, worth $110 million, is located in WangNoi, Ayutthaya, some 70km north of Bangkok.

Turbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation has received a sixteen unit microturbines order from an upstream oil and gas customer in the US.

GE Power has launched a new remote Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) Center in Malaysia which will allow power plants across the Asia Pacific region to “gain access to remote M&D services that help increase plant performance through data analytics” GE Power said.

Doosan Skoda Power has been awarded an equipment supply contract for a new cogeneration plant in Copenhagen.

 The contract envisages the supply of a machine hall including a modular Doosan Skoda Power steam turbine DST-S10, a generator, heat exchangers, an oil system, a feed water tank, steam and heating piping, power and signal cabling, steel structures, a bridge crane, a fire protection system and lighting of the machine hall.

Siemens has signed an agreement with Sudan's state-run energy provider Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) to supply five SGT5-2000E gas turbines.

These machines will deliver a combined electrical generating capacity of some 850 MW for the Sudanese national grid.

The first steam turbine that is to be supplied by Siemens to the Egypt Megaproject has began Wednesday its journey from the Siemens factory in Muelheim to the power plant Beni Suef in Egypt.

The steam turbine is set to arrive at Beni Suef in January 2017.

Italy's gas grid operator Snam and api Group have signed a letter of intent to develop methane service stations across Italy, as part of a wider set of initiatives to promote sustainable mobility.

GE Power Services is to provide plant equipment upgrades at two Uniper UK's CCGT power plants in the UK.

NRG Energy Services has signed an agreement to provide third-party operations and maintenance services at two power power plants owned by Texas-based Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, the company said.

Mississippi Power has announced it has generated electricity in the second gasifier at the Kemper County energy facility by synthesis gas, or syngas, from lignite. Last month, the company announced electricity had been generated in the first of the facility’s two gasifiers.