Technology & Innovation

GE and Gama Energy have signed an agreement to operate Turkey's first digital power plant.

GE is to install Gama's 840 MW İç Anadolu Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant in the city of Kırıkkale with its Asset Performance Management (APM) and Operations Optimization (OO) digital solutions tools solutions using Predix, the operating system for the Industrial Internet.

ABB is to provide an “innovative” microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

GE Power has signed and executed an agreement with Suez-Tractebel Operation & Maintenance Oman (STOMO) for stator rewinding services, high-speed balancing of the rotor as well as digital solutions for a generator at the Barka II Power and Desalination Plant.

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).

ABB has launched a new asset performance management solution in collaboration with Microsoft.

Wartsila has signed a deal to supply two 50 MW gas-fired plants to energy company Centrica in the UK.

The order comes after Centrica was successful in the latest capacity market auction in the UK securing agreements for more than 500MW of new build power facilities, the company said.

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg has commissioned MAN Diesel & Turbo to build a 30 MW gas-engine combined heat and power (CHP) plant at its Stuttgart-Gaisburg site.

ABB has won orders worth approximately $27 million from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to design, supply and commission 18 transformers which “will enhance grid reliability and increase power capacity to support economic growth” the company said.

Siemens, together with its Japanese consortium partner Marubeni Corporation, has received a $550 million order for the delivery of a turnkey combined cycle power plant to Thailand's state-owned utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

Siemens has received a major order for 12 compressor trains for two onshore natural gas processing plants in Iran.

Siemens' customer is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Hampa Engineering Corporation. The plants are operated by Palayesh Parsian Sepehr.

ABB has won an order from Singapore-based Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) to supply a Symphony Plus total plant automation system for to Myingyan CCGT plant in Myanmar.

Siemens has received an order from Castle Peak Power Company Limited (CAPCO) for the delivery of a power block for a new combined cycle unit in its Black Point Power Station in Tuen Mun, in the northwest of Hong Kong.

GE Power has received an order from Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) for a 1,795 MW turnkey combined-cycle plant.

The order includes three GE HA gas turbines “which will power the world’s largest single-site smelter” GE Power said.

Tampa Electric has completed the expansion of its Polk Power Station located in Polk County, Florida, with the project beginning commercial operation on January 16.