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GE’S DIGITAL WIND FARM UNLOCKS HIGHER PRODUCTION FOR TWO AGING WIND PLANTS IN JAPAN
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - GE Renewable Energy announced it has secured five-year Digital Wind Farm services contracts for two aging wind farms in central Japan. Kinden Corporation’s 30 MW Shirama wind farm, a seven-year-old project near Osaka, expects the digital solution will increase the site’s annual energy production (AEP) by up to five percent. A second contract, signed with Kandenko, is expected to deliver up to two percent higher AEP for the 22 MW Chosi project, a twelve-year-old wind farm near Tokyo.

Originally commissioned in 2004, the Chosi wind farm consists of 15 units of GE’s 1.5s product. Using GE’s Prognostics and PowerUp Services software applications, the site will implement a turbine performance enhancement strategy that involves, among other adjustments, fine tuning the pitch angle according to the site’s real-world operating conditions. The resulting data will help the team analyze current and historical performance, plus it will help predict the remaining useful life of key components in the aging machines. The Kandenko team expects the new technology to boost revenue by up to $650,000 over the remaining lifetime of the project.

Kinden Corporation’s 30 MW Shirama project near Osaka is made up of 20 units of GE’s 1.5sle wind turbines. First commissioned in 2009, the site will also receive GE’s Prognostics and PowerUp Services applications, implementing software and hardware enhancements that utilize a new blade clearance operation mode which will help the turbines run more efficiently and increase overall plant production by up to five percent.

GE’s Digital Wind Farm concept extends to a wide variety of existing turbine models, and the apps are also compatible with the company’s new 2 MW and 3 MW wind turbines. In May, the company unveiled a new suite of Digital Wind Farm applications that were developed to enhance production and improve wind farm profitability. The programs are built on the Predix software platform, the foundation for all GE’s Industrial Internet applications, and include its specialized cyber security protection for operational technology.

Source:  GE
Associated URL: http://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/ge%E2%80%99s-digital-wind-farm-unlocks-
Source Date: August 25, 2016
Posted: 08/29/2016

 
 
ALSTOM STEAM TURBINES BEING MERGED INTO GE STEAM PRODUCT LINE
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Source: GE


Source: GE


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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Analysis of Alstom installations is greatly complicated by the intricate path of corporate reorganizations and acquisitions over the last thirty years. Installations that were carried out by companies prior to their absorption by Alstom may have no relationship to the product range offered by the company as it existed in 2014. This process reached a final stage when the UK GE purchased Alstom and integrated its product line with the GE Steam Power range.

An examination of the sales pattern of Alstom's steam turbines shows a slow but steady change in the structure of sales. The number of steam turbines sold is steadily declining but the capacity of those turbines is climbing. While once a given may have had four 200MW units, current sales suggest the same plant now would have a pair of 500MW turbines and even those are being increasingly supplanted by single 1 GW units.

Now under GE management, Alstom appears ready for the future generation mix, with customers experiencing a mindset change and integrating combined-cycle projects into their portfolios. In future, 50 percent of new installations (in value) will pertain to combined cycle. The demand for steam turbines suited to renewable power projects has increased over the past two decades, with impressive renewable growth expected in the future.

Thus, even though substantial growth in energy production is expected regardless of the scenario, this is not translating into added sales when measured on a unit basis. Prior to being acquired by GE, Alstom had already sold its smaller (less than 100 MW) turbine business and it appears to be concentrating on the above 180MW sector to the exclusion of other segments. The interesting question is how its interests in the nuclear power generation sector will develop. Opinions are very much divided on whether nuclear power generation will experience a renaissance or whether the strong objections to its adoption will continue to hold sway.

Source:  Forecast International Power Systems Group
Associated URL: forecastinternatonal.com
Source Date: August 25, 2016
Author: Stu Slade, I&M Systems Analyst 
Posted: 08/25/2016

 
 
ELLIOTT STEAM TURBINE PRODUCTS FACE COMPETITION FROM GAS TURBINES
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Source: Elliott Group


Source: Elliott Group


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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Power generation is a global growth market fueled by increasing demand for electrical energy. Renewable energy resources, optimal use of conventional sources, and utilization of alternative fuels are changing the dynamics of the power generation landscape, forcing re-evaluation of energy production methods. Deregulation, public resistance to new generating facilities, environmental concerns, new technologies, and alternative sources of supply add increased complexity to this mix.

There is another side to this environment that may impact adversely on Elliott's steam turbine industry. The major surge in gas production and the development of both small, economic gas turbines and diesels that can run on natural gas offer a new source of competition to the markets that Elliott regard as their traditional niche. Given the mixture of dynamic change in the turbine world, it appears that Elliott will be pursuing LNG projects throughout the world. However, the company's primary product sector lies in producing compressors and it is in that area where the most opportunities for the group will develop.

In theory at least, Elliott could supply steam turbine machines to power generation companies in the industrial sector, especially those with power outputs below 100 MW. However, there is no indication that Elliott is prepared to capitalize on this section of its power generation portfolio. This is not surprising; the current trend is for the development of large centralized co-generation plants, usually with yields in the 1 GW range. Distributed generation is another area that might offer some openings but small gas turbines and gas-powered diesels appear to dominate this niche.

Tracking Elliott's steam turbine installations has provided challenging. In theory, the company could pair its steam turbines with virtually any gas turbine manufacturer, but corporate literature shows no hint of contracts or deals in this area. Sales of Elliott's steam turbines appear to be far down on the subcontract list for a given project but it does appear that existing sales levels for steam turbines are limited.

Source:  Forecast International Power Systems Group
Associated URL: forecastinternational.com
Source Date: August 25, 2016
Author: Stu Slade, I&M Systems Analyst 
Posted: 08/25/2016

 

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