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SIEMENS TO SUPPLY FIVE LARGE GAS TURBINES TO SAUDI ARABIA
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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SGT6-5000F industrial gas turbine

Source: Siemens


SGT6-5000F industrial gas turbine

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ERLANGEN, Germany - Siemens has received an order for five F-class gas turbines for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With an electrical generating capacity of about 1,500 megawatts (MW), the plant will supply about 400 MW of electricity and process steam to a new natural gas extraction plant in Fadhili which is located 100 kilometers northwest of Dammam in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom. The additional 1,100 MW will be sufficient to supply power to 1.1 million Saudi households. All five turbines will be produced at the Siemens Dammam Energy Hub (SDEH), the first manufacturing facility for gas turbines in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the Middle East. Purchaser is the South Korean company Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. who is responsible for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the plant.

Furthermore, Siemens and Kahrabel FZE, an affiliate of the ENGIE Group, signed a long-term service agreement for the gas turbines for the Fadhili CHP plant for a period of 16 years. End customer is a special purpose company consisting of ENGIE with a 40 percent share, Saudi Electric Company (SEC) and Saudi Aramco Power Holding Company (SAPHCO) with a share of 30 percent each. The total order volume for Siemens is approximately $400 million.

Siemens' scope of supply encompasses five SGT6-5000F gas turbines, five SGen6-1000A generators, the control system SPPA-T3000 as well as assembly and commissioning on site. The long-term service agreement covers maintenance services for the five turbines including Siemens' advanced Power Diagnostics services, part of the company's Digital Services for Energy portfolio. Siemens Power Diagnostics provides a detailed diagnosis of many actual unit conditions and recommendations for improvements to help minimize unplanned outages and maximize power generation availability. The new power plant will be largely fired with so-called K-gas, a natural gas from the near Khursaniyah gas field which has a relatively low calorific value. Siemens and Saudi Aramco have been jointly testing the suitability of the F-class gas turbine for this special type of fuel.

"This is a great milestone for Saudi Arabia and Siemens. This project leverages even more opportunities to drive the industrialization of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030," says Jeffrey Dunlap, Siemens' Senior Executive Vice President of Sales PG MENA Region. "Thanks to our comprehensive service package, the new power plant will reliably supply the gas extraction plant in Fadhili with electricity and process steam for a long time to come. With the right technological solutions Siemens continues to demonstrate its local commitment to the Kingdom, its partners and the Saudi society." The Saudi Vision 2030 represents the ambitious determination to transform the Kingdom economically and socially. It is the blueprint that guides Saudi Arabia as it prepares for a post-oil era.

Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, the Fadhili CHP project will play a key role in expanding the gas production and supply in Saudi Arabia to meet growing domestic energy demand. Together with two other new gas extraction plants, Fadhili will produce more than five billion standard cubic feet per day of so-called "non-associated" gas - natural gas that is extracted independently of oil. Saudi Aramco is investing a total of around 50 billion Saudi Riyals ($13.3 billion) in the Fadhili gas extraction plant.

All five gas turbines will be produced by the Siemens Dammam Energy Hub. In May 2016, the first gas turbine "made in Saudi Arabia" was produced in the SDEH. The facility jointly develops and strengthens local supply chains that increase local value added and create jobs for highly-skilled young Saudi talent.

Source:  Siemens
Associated URL: http://www.siemens.com/press/en/pressrelease/index.php?content%5B%5D=Corp&conten
Source Date: February 23, 2017
Posted: 02/23/2017

 
 
FIRST TIDAL ENERGY TURBINE WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYED OFF SCOTLAND COAST
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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AR1500 Tidal Energy Turbine

Source: Lockheed Martin


AR1500 Tidal Energy Turbine

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PENTLAND FIRTH, Scotland - Atlantis Resources Limited has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland.

Under contract and in partnership with Atlantis, Lockheed Martin designed the 1.5 megawatt AR1500 turbine. In addition to system design, Lockheed Martin developed, manufactured and delivered two innovative subsystems, the Yaw Drive System (YDS) and the Variable Pitch System (VPS). The two elements enable the turbine to rotate autonomously around its base, so it always faces into the tidal flow. The pitch angle of the turbine blades also adjusts to optimize the power generation in a given tidal stream.

Installation and connection of the AR1500 was completed with record-breaking efficiency in less than 60 minutes, representing a significant time reduction compared to most similar systems. The operation marks the first time a tidal turbine has been installed and connected to the shore instantaneously.

"Tidal turbines must be highly reliable and resilient to withstand and operate within the tough environment of a sea floor," said Frank Armijo, vice president of Lockheed Martin Energy. "These design requirements are similar to the reliability and durability needs of many of our aerospace programs. With innovations in advanced manufacturing and materials, and experiences gained in the design and production of undersea systems, space projects and aeronautics, we're now helping to make tidal energy more reliable and effective."

Tidal energy is produced by the surge of ocean water during the rise and fall of tides. Submerged rotors harness the power of the ocean currents to drive generators, which in turn produce electricity.

The MeyGen project is currently the largest planned tidal energy project in the world. The site, in the Pentland Firth, just 2 kilometers from Scotland's northeast tip, covers some of the fastest flowing waters in the United Kingdom. Atlantis has a goal to deploy nearly 270 turbines to generate about 400 MW of energy, enough to power 175,000 homes.

In 2013, Lockheed Martin and Atlantis entered into a teaming partnership to develop technology, components and projects in the tidal power sector on a global basis, beginning with the AR1500.

Source:  Lockheed Martin
Associated URL: lockheedmarting.com
Source Date: February 23, 2017
Posted: 02/23/2017

 
 
FIRST COMMERCIAL U.S. INTEGRATED SOLAR-WIND HYBRID PROJECT
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Source: GE


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PARIS - GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply equipment for the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the industry. The 4.6MW community based project in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, developed by Juhl Energy, will use two 2.3-116 wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business supported by 1MW of solar power conversion equipment provided by GE’s Current business. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in August, 2017.

The project will use GE’s Wind Integrated Solar Energy (WiSE) technology platform - developed through GE’s Global Research Center - to integrate the solar panels through the wind turbine’s converter directly so both wind and solar share all the same balance of plant, increasing system net capacity by 3-4% and annual energy production by up to 10%. The hybrid design gives the project the ability to produce power when it is most needed. Basically, the solar provides summer peak energy, and the wind provides winter peak energy.

The global market for Hybrid Solar Wind projects could reach USD $1.47 billion by 2024, according to a report by Global Market Insights, Inc. U.S. hybrid solar wind market size was valued at USD $195 million in 2015 and is estimated to reach over USD $300 million by 2024.

GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 57,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity by supplying more than 30,000 GE wind turbines in more than 35 different countries. This new contract demonstrates GE’s ability to provide a full range of technology solutions that help balance the intermittent nature of both wind and solar power.

Source:  GE
Associated URL: https://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/ge-renewable-energy-equip-first-commercial-us-integrated-solar-wind-hybrid-project
Source Date: February 22, 2017
Posted: 02/23/2017

 

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