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Gas-fired power plant to be equipped with Vogt HRSGs


Vogt Power International Inc. received an order from Siemens AG to supply heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and associated equipment for the gas-fired, combined cycle GMR Energy Power Plant project in Singapore.

Natural gas-fired power plant to receive Wärtsilä engine


Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) to supply a 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 34SG engine to HUC’s existing power plant located in the city of Hutchinson, Minn.

Converting Existing Synchronous Generators into Synchronous Condensers

10/01/2011 As gas and steam power generation plants approach the end of their operational life, plant owners face a challenging decision between upgrading or retiring the plant. Retiring a power generation unit can reduce a plant’s reactive power capacity, possibly creating a deficit that directly affects the local system’s reliability.

Engineered Plastic for Cooling Towers

10/01/2011 Factory-assembled cooling towers formed of engineered molded plastics continue to gain favor over galvanized sheet metal models that once dominated the industry.

Surge Flow Dust Volume and Dust Collector Evacuation Systems

10/01/2011 Effective dust collection system performance relies on the correct design of both the filtration and evacuation equipment.

Natural gas-fired project breaks ground


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is repowering the 1,600 MW Haynes natural gas-fired power plant in Long Beach.

Black & Veatch to support 1,500 MW power plant expansions in Thailand


Marubeni Corp. has selected Black & Veatch to support the balance-of-plant design and procurement for the 1,500 MW expansion of two combined-cycle power plants in Thailand.

Natural gas-fired power plant to get 200 MW boost


SaskPower will invest more than C$550 million ($533.8 million) to add 200 MW of capacity to the company’s 430 MW Queen Elizabeth natural gas-fired power plant in Saskatoon.

Power plant operators in Texas failed to be proactive, FERC task force says


A Federal Electric Reliability Commission’s task force looking into the causes of rolling blackouts during cold weather in February 2011 said that grid operators and power plant operators should have better prepared for extreme winter weather.

Emissions control license agreement signed by Hitachi

09/19/2011 Hitachi Power Systems America Ltd. signed a license agreement with Balcke-Dürr GmbH to design and supply fabric filters for the U.S. market. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Small wind posted growth in 2010; 2011 a different story


The market for small wind systems grew 26 percent in 2010, highlighted by a 53 percent increase in sales revenue and 25.6 MW of new capacity.

Gas-fired turbine upgrade made by Alstom


Alstom upgraded its GT24 natural gas-fired turbine and the corresponding KA24 combined-cycle power plant for North America’s 60 Hz markets.

Biomass power plant to be built by B&W


Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc., a unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Co., has been awarded a $186 million engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 75 MW biomass power plant for Berlin Station LLC in Berlin, N.H.

Hydroelectric turbine to be tested for fish safety


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) won a $1.5 million award from the departments of Energy and the Interior to deploy and test the Alden hydropower turbine.

Natural gas-fired power plant picks Burns & McDonnell as EPC


Burns & McDonnell, along with joint venture partner Zachry Industrial Inc., has been selected by Dominion Virginia Power to provide EPC services for the 1,300 MW Warren County combined-cycle power project in Virginia.

Wind energy projects to use GE turbines


GE will supply 188 1.6 MW wind turbines for the Settlers Trail and Pioneer Trail wind farms in Illinois.

SNAPSHOTS of North American Rehabilitation


The 19 projects highlighted in this article illustrate the type of rehabilitation work occurring at hydroelectric facilities throughout North America. Projects of all sizes continue to be rehabilitated and modernized. The size of plants featured on the following pages ranges from 5.45 MW to2,457.3 MW.

Maintaining Wind Turbine Performance


As the push for renewable energy sources continues to grow in the United States, wind energy is often looked at as a key source of power generation to meet renewable energy goals. At the end of 2010, the U.S. had 40, 181 MW of installed wind capacity.

Wireless at Power Plants


Where would the world be without wireless? We rely on hand-held wireless devices to keep us closer to family and up-to-date with anything from the stock market to movie times.

Solar energy plant to use Alstom turbine


Alstom will supply a 125 MW steam turbine and a generator for a thermal solar plant in Nevada that will be owned by Cobra Thermosolar Plants Inc.