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GE’S HARDWARE AND DIGITAL UPGRADES HELP INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND OUTPUT AT AZITO POWER PLANT IN THE I
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. (Azito) to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined-cycle power plant. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will help increase power output by up to 30 megawatts (MW) and will equip Azito with the insights it needs to increase efficiency and improve operations at the power plant. The project, located in the Yopougon district of the Ivory Coast, marks GE’s first GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine upgrade order in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to increasing power output by up to 30 MW, upgrades on the turbines are expected to deliver a combined-cycle efficiency increase, resulting in significant fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions. GE’s solutions will also extend inspection intervals for the gas turbines, reducing maintenance and repair expenses-which, in turn, will reduce overall plant costs and result in improving profitability. The installation of GE’s Predix*-based Operations Optimization solution will provide numerous operational benefits at the Azito plant. Slated for installation in mid-2018, the software will equip Azito with deep insights and key performance indicator (KPI)-based analytics to help improve overall plant performance. It delivers enterprise data visibility across power plant and fleet-wide footprints, providing a holistic understanding of operational decisions. The solution also can provide operational benefits such as: -- Improved reliability and availability via enhanced predictivity.

-- More accurate performance monitoring and forecasting.

-- Dispatch enhancement via improved visibility into plant capability.

-- Lower production costs and asset generation forecasting for improved asset dispatch.

Source:  GE
Associated URL: https://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/ge%E2%80%99s-hardware-and-digital-upgrades-help-increase-efficiency-and-output-azito-power
Source Date: November 15, 2017
Posted: 11/16/2017

 
 
PICATINNY BREAKS GROUND ON $8.4M COGEN FACILITY
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The senior-most official on Army installations helped to break ground on an $8.4 million energy co-generation plant at a ceremony here on Nov. 7.

Participating in the ceremony with Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Installation Energy and Environment, Jordon Gillis, were Picatinny's Senior Commander, Brig. Gen. Alfred Abramson; Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Ivey, and Senior Vice President of the Federal Business Unit Energy Systems Group, Steven Spanbauer.

The new facility will help the arsenal become more energy efficient and resilient by providing two megawatts of baseline electricity for its power grid and steam for heating and for mission processes.

"This $8.4 million, 2-megawatt co-generation facility is one project of seven, totaling near $17 million," said Ivey, Picatinny Arsenal Garrison Commander. "Each project is energy efficient, will bring energy savings, and make our installation more energy independent by reducing our dependency on outside sources.

"It will provide us a sustainable source of energy and is one step of many in helping us reach our goal of sustaining critical missions ..." Ivey continued.

"We are exceptionally excited and looking forward to the timely construction of this facility and we are looking forward to competing for our eighth Secretary of the Army award for energy efficiency."

The co-generation design of the facility improves energy efficiency by using natural gas to power an electricity generator and to generate steam on site.

The steam is produced from the generator's waste heat, and it is utilized in an existing distribution system. Picatinny's mission processes have a year-round need for steam energy.

The project also supports the Army's directives for energy security. Picatinny's energy resiliency is improved by having the capability to generate electricity and steam for critical operations on site in the event of a loss of grid electricity.

"As we consider the continuation of shrinking budgets in the Army and priorities for readiness and our deployed forces, the installation management community must continue to seek innovative, timely, and creative ways to operate," said Abramson.

"Installations are the Army's platforms in readiness, providing mission and training areas, facilities, and infrastructure that prepare our Army and our warfighters for its ultimate challenges," the general said.

"They provide essential services for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Civilians, as well as Family members to live and work in a safe environment."

"Bringing this cogeneration project online at Picatinny Arsenal is a great example of the Army's energy resilience strategy in action," Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Jordan Gillis stated at the commissioning ceremony for the Army's latest Combined Heat and Power project.

He said, "Picatinny provides critical support to the Army, and these cogeneration infrastructure upgrades that you see today enhance the Arsenal's and the Army's goals to be a ready force. Army installations are prioritizing energy and water security to ensure quality power and water are available to sustain critical missions. With this project online, the served facilities can indefinitely operate disconnected from the regional electrical grid.

"This project received unprecedented collaboration to ensure it remained financially viable. Thanks to an enhanced utility commodity price from New Jersey Natural Gas, this project's life cycle cost analysis came in strong. The Installation has received a $2M incentive credit from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program for this program, which provides confidence to investors that co-generation projects are attractive and viable.

"This facility has the capability to be fitted with back-up diesel fuel in the future, which will enable it to withstand a potential cut-off of its natural gas supply. Increasing fuel diversity further diversifies our assurance that when we require power, it will be there. Installation energy resilience enables Army Readiness and the Army's Multi-Domain Warfighting Strategy. It benefits the Army, the surrounding community, and the Nation. To help contextualize the size of this project, based on its 2MW size, this project will deliver enough power to operate the equivalent of 2,000 standard-sized residential homes on a cold winter day. It is a phenomenal addition to Picatinny's operational enhancement," Gillis said.

The Army is acquiring the seven energy-related projects under a modification to an existing Energy Savings Performance Contract. In an ESPC, projects are funded with the energy savings gained from having a more efficient infrastructure.

Construction management and financing is provided by Energy Systems Group, a third-party partner.

Picatinny Arsenal will receive a $2 million incentive from the State of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program for the co-generation project.

Picatinny has achieved, over the years, seven Secretary of the Army Awards for Energy Efficiency, one Secretary of the Army Award for Water Efficiency, as well as other federal awards for energy and water efficiency.

The co-generation plant will be another component of the energy program at Picatinny which also includes solar energy and improvements to reduce energy use.

Source:  US Army
Associated URL: army.mil
Source Date: November 9, 2017
Posted: 11/16/2017

 
 
NAVY ACCEPTS DELIVERY OF FUTURE USS RALPH JOHNSON
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Nov. 15.

In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship's systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Due to the success of the trials, INSURV recommended the ship be accepted for delivery to the U.S. Navy.

"The namesake of this ship is a true American patriot who sacrificed his life for the safety of his fellow Marines and his country," said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office Ships. "We're looking forward to commissioning a ship that will not only honor the legacy of one of our finest Marines but also provide today's Sailors and Marines with one of our most capable warfighting assets."

DDG 114's namesake, Pfc. Ralph H. Johnson, received the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Rock in the Vietnam War, 1968. Johnson jumped on top of a tossed grenade to spare his fellow Marines from the blast. The heroic action took Johnson's life but saved the lives of his brothers in arms and undoubtedly prevented the enemy from penetrating his sector of the perimeter.

DDG 114 is the 64th Arleigh Burke class destroyer and the third of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships to deliver. The ship is equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, which includes an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability incorporating Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 5.0 and Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air. Aegis Baseline 9 IAMD destroyers have increased computing power, along with radar upgrades which improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern anti-air warfare and BMD threats. These capabilities are designed to provide the Navy with a 21st century fighting edge.

The ship is powered by four General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, producing a total of 100,000 shp. Top speed is 31 knots.

HII's Pascagoula shipyard is currently in production on future destroyers Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) and Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123). Additionally, HII is under contract for the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) which will be the first Flight III ship.

As one of the Defense Department's largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, boats and craft.

Source:  US Navy
Associated URL: navy.mil
Source Date: November 15, 2017
Posted: 11/16/2017

 

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