GE has invested $73 million into in its newly opened Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville which is situated right next to the company’s largest gas turbine manufacturing facility. “We need to develop new technologies faster and cut them into the product-line faster," Steve Bolze, CEO of GE Power, suggesting the collocation of R&D and manufacturing could achieve that.
PSEG Power has ordered a 7HA.02 gas turbine package and an Alstom-designed steam generator for its Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station. Joe Mastrangelo, head of GE’s gas power systems said the company is now offering steam products on about 90% of its power-plant project bids, up from 30% prior to the acquisition.
Rolls-Royce, whose energy business is now part of Siemens, has delivered 36 Type 16V 4000 L32 MTU Onsite Energy gas generator sets for a power plant in Accra. The gensets will produce 1,560 kW of electricity and feed 56 MW into Ghana’s power grid at the Tema thermal power plant, which is due to start up in May.
China’s 1,609-km long Ximeng-Taizhou and 1,231-km long Shanghaimiao-Shandong 800 kV transmission links will deliver 25% more electricity compared with recent 800 kV UHVDC links, once upgraded by ABB with advanced converter transformers. The Swiss company will carry out the upgrades after having won orders worth over $300 million.
Quantum Utility Generation has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to EthosEnergy for turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) relocation services for their 121 MW Friendswood Energy Center in Houston, Texas. Engineering work and early construction activities have already started.