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MHI achieves 1600 °C turbine inlet temperature in J Class tests

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has achieved the world's highest turbine inlet temperature of 1600 °C, with its J Series gas turbine.

Westonghouse creates emergency spent fuel pool system


Westinghouse Electric Co. has developed an emergency fuel pool cooling system to keep spent nuclear fuel cool in emergency situations, including the loss of plant power.

Natural gas-fired plant enters service


Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Dominion, began commercial operations at the $619 million, 580 MW Bear Garden combined-cycle power plant in central Virginia.

GE unveils new wind turbine


GE introduced a new wind turbine, the 1.6-100, which includes components from its 2.5-100 wind turbine.

Mortenson to build 1500 MW of wind


Mortenson's Renewable Energy Groups is building 11 new wind projects in the U.S. totaling 1,363 MW and two additional wind power projects in Canada totaling 307.8 MW.

Vestas markets upgraded wind turbine


Vestas introduced upgrades to its V100-2.0 MW GridStreamer wind turbine to provide higher energy production, enhance grid compliance and offer a competitive cost of energy for the North American market.

Gas and diesel equipment shipped to Japan


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) awarded APR Energy LLC a contract to provide 203 MW of mobile gas turbines and diesel power modules to help support demand in Yokosuka and Hitachinaka following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

CEC approves natural gas-fired power plants


The California Energy Commission approved licenses for the 624 MW Oakley and the 200 MW Mariposa natural gas-fired power plants.

Siemens turbine efficient and coming to US plants


Siemens’ 578 MW SGT5-8000H gas turbine achieved an efficiency level of 60.75 percent, eclipsing an industry goal of 60 percent.

Vestas books 200 MW turbine order


Vestas booked a 200 MW order for 111 V90-1.8 MW turbines from Enel Green Power North America Inc. for the Caney River wind energy project in Elk County, Kan.

GE aeroderivative turbine technology to power Winter Olympics

GE is to supply two advanced aeroderivative gas turbines to help power the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in Sochi, Russia.

NRC nuclear plant inspections find some flaws


Inspections of the 104 U.S. commercial nuclear reactors found some emergency equipment that “would not start when tested,” was being used for other purposes or was stored in “potentially vulnerable areas.”

Voith wins two Chinese hydro equipment contracts

Two Chinese utilities have awarded Voith Hydro equipment supply contracts for two hydropower projects, totalling 350m RMB ($54m).

Vestas wind turbine contract signed


Vestas has received an for 34 V90-3.0 MW turbines for a 102 MW wind energy project in Tehachapi, Calif.

Susquehanna nuclear unit shutdown extended


PPL Susquehanna will keep one of its two nuclear reactors shut down longer than anticipated after recent inspections revealed defective blades within a turbine.

Siemens supplies parts for wind farm


Siemens transported 22 wind turbine nacelles and hubs by rail from its new wind turbine nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kan.

GE to supply combined-cycle equipment in Russia


GE will supply gas turbine technology for a 200 MW combined-cycle power plant in Russia.

Vogt supplying equipment to Venezuela plant


Vogt Power International Inc. will supply four heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and associated equipment for the CTCC Termocentro Power Plant in Venezuela.

Natural gas-fired addition enters service


NV Energy dedicated the 484 MW combined-cycle addition at its 144 MW Harry Allen Generating Station near Las Vegas.

CH2M Hill expands gas plant


CH2M Hill has been awarded a contract for the expansion of the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility, in San Jose, Calif., by its owner, Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility LLC.