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GE UPGRADES OREGON POWER PLANT TO PREPARE FOR SEASONAL DEMAND CHALLENGES
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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BADEN, Switzerland - GE’s Power Services has completed a gas turbine upgrade project in Oregon at a time when U.S. utilities continue to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their older combined-cycle power fleets. The project with Avista’s Coyote Springs Power Generation Facility comes as today’s power plants need to be able to respond more quickly to changing energy demands to improve local grid reliability.

"This upgrade project was a crucial part of our commitment to continue providing reliable supplies of energy to our customers in the Pacific Northwest," said Jason Thackston, Avista’s senior vice president of energy resources. "This upgrade project made sense because a more flexible combined-cycle plant allows us to better respond to increased energy demands during the winter months and support regional grid stability. Increasing the capacity of our existing facilities also reduces the urgency to build new generating capacity in the region."

For Washington-state utility Avista, GE’s Power Services business upgraded the utility’s 280-megawatt (MW) Coyote Springs Power Generation Facility Unit 2 in Boardman, Oregon, which produces enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 210,000 homes. The utility installed GE’s Advanced Gas Path (AGP) and Dry Low NOx 2.6+ (DLN2.6+) combustion technologies and increased the plant’s flexibility, plant capacity by 18 MW in combined-cycle mode and fuel efficiency by 1.56 percent, helping the plant to more effectively meet winter capacity challenges. Avista also extended its existing multiyear service agreement with GE.

GE’s AGP technology contributes to the improved durability of the gas turbine equipment and extends maintenance intervals from three to four years, which will help improve Avista’s competitiveness by reducing operational costs and shorten downtime for maintenance. The DLN2.6+ combustion system is helping Avista to improve Coyote Springs’s flexibility without using additional water in the process.

The project is the latest in a series of combined-cycle upgrade projects for GE’s Power Services business in North America. GE recently announced that Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer with 35 power stations in eight states across the competitive power generation sector, is installing GE hardware and software equipment to upgrade and modernize four of its power plants-three of which the company recently purchased. Dynegy is upgrading the plants to enhance their reliability and increase their output by a total of 210 MW, thereby potentially boosting the IPP’s revenue.

For the Dynegy projects, GE is supplying a total of eight sets of AGP upgrades and GE’s OpFlex* Peak Fire software for the fleet of 7FA.03 gas turbines at Dynegy’s Hanging Rock Energy Facility and Washington Energy Facility in Ohio and the Fayette Energy Facility in Pennsylvania. In addition to those recently acquired stations, Dynegy also is upgrading its Independence Energy Facility in Oswego, New York, with four sets of AGP hardware to boost output and enhancing compressor performance and reliability through the installation of new compressors and stators.

Source:  GE
Associated URL: http://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/ge-upgrades-oregon-power-plant-prepare-
Source Date: July 21, 2016
Posted: 07/22/2016

 
 
GAMESA TO SUPPLY 460 MW OF WIND TURBINES AT SEVEN INDIAN DEVELOPMENTS
Friday, July 22, 2016
MADRID - Gamesa has been contracted to install a total of 230 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S turbines, custom- designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India

Gamesa continues to make solid inroads into the Indian market, reinforcing its leadership position with seven new orders1 for the supply of 460 MW in total to several customers.

The company will handle the turnkey construction of the most of the developments, as well as the supply, installation, commissioning and management of the operations and maintenance services of the facilities.

In all, Gamesa will supply 170 of its G114-2.0 class S turbines (340 MW) and 60 of its G97-2.0 MW class S (120 MW) turbines, both of which were specifically configured for the Indian market with the aim of maximizing turbine performance at low wind speed sites. These projects are slated for commissioning during the first quarter of 2017.

Source:  Gamesa
Associated URL: http://www.gamesacorp.com/en/communication/news/gamesa-reinforces-its-leadership
Source Date: July 22, 2016
Posted: 07/22/2016

 
 
RWG SECURES MULTI-YEAR SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL RB211 SUPPORT AGREEMENT FROM ABU DHABI MARINE OPERATING CO
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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ABERDEEN, Scotland - Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO) has awarded RWG a three year support agreement, with the option for a one year extension, to maintain their operational fleet of Siemens Industrial RB211gas generators. The contract was awarded through local partner, Al Ahlia Oilfields Development Company, and the scope includes scheduled overhaul of the gas generators, as well as field service support and maintenance interventions.

RWG has made a long term commitment to the UAE, with an established workshop and resident field service presence for over 18 years. This latest award demonstrates the importance of continued investment in the region, enabling RWG to respond quickly to changing customer requirements, ensuring the availability and reliability of critical equipment used in the processing of hydrocarbons.

Since introduction to service in the 1970s, over 750 Industrial RB211 gas turbine systems have been sold to energy market customers. With over 34 million operating hours in mechanical drive and power generation applications, the Industrial RB211 has a well-earned reputation for quality, reliability and efficiency. RWG is a market leader for Industrial RB211 maintenance support, completing in excess of 800 engine overhauls over the last 26 years, including advanced technology ‘GT’ (aero Trent) equipment operated by ADMA OPCO.

Source:  RWG
Associated URL: rwgroup.com
Source Date: July 21, 2016
Posted: 07/21/2016

 

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