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Wind energy farm in Estonia to use GE turbines


GE is supplying 18 wind turbines for the 45 MW capacity Paldiski Wind Farm in Estonia.

Flood threat to nuclear power plant proves costly to OPPD


The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) spent $26 million in June in flood protection costs and to replace electricity that would have been generated by the 500 MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

Microturbine fleet in Mexico to be serviced by Capstone


Capstone Turbine Corp. received an $8.6 million fleet-wide service order from Petroleos Mexicanos, which covers PEMEX's entire 44-unit microturbine fleet.

Natural gas-fired unit planned for Xcel Texas plant


Xcel Energy is seeking approval to build a fourth, 168 MW unit at the 654 MW Jones natural gas-fired power plant in Texas for up to $117.6 million.

Emissions control systems fall victim to corrosion


Duke Energy is joining the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and 16 other utilities to find out what is causing corrosion in emissions control technology such as scrubbers.

Coal-fired power plant equipment to be supplied by SPX unit


SPX Heat Transfer Inc. was awarded a $25 million contract to supply feedwater heaters and spare parts to three supercritical coal-fired power plants in India.

Wind energy project to be built by NextEra


Xcel Energy has signed a contract with NextEra Energy Resources LLC to build the 200 MW Limon Wind Energy Center in Colorado.

Beyond the Energy Penalty: Is Your Plant Capture Ready?


Over the last 10 years, much time and money has gone into the development of numerous carbon capture technologies, as well as the study of the costs and impacts of utilizing these technologies. Many owners would like their plants to be “capture ready,” or would like to know what it would take to make them capture ready.

Corrosion Control in HRSGs


Due to the uncertainty over future carbon dioxide emissions regulations, many power companies are turning to combined-cycle power technology for future generation. Of course, the combustion turbine is the key component of a combined-cycle plant, but so are the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and steam turbine.

Chile to manufacture wind turbine towers

Chile's Arrigonio Metalurgica is said to be building the first wind turbine tower manufacturing facility in South America.

Susquehanna Unit 1 back in operations


The 1,149 MW Unit 1 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant in Pennsylvania resumed generating electricity June 24 after damaged turbine blades were replaced.

Xcel nuclear plant receives component


Westinghouse Electric Co. has successfully installed a replacement steam dryer at Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, a single-unit 610 MW GE-designed boiling water reactor (BWR) in Minnesota.

AWS Truepower updates wind model


AWS Truepower said it is updating its Deep-Array Wake Model (DAWM) because new modeling shows deep array wake effect can occur in onshore as well as offshore wind projects.

Joint venture plans 120 MW wind project


Way Wind LLC entered into a joint venture with Nordex USA Inc. to co-develop and build a 120 MW wind farm in Nebraska.

Water decontamination pump stops working at Fukushima


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) workers suspended a second test run of a water decontamination pump June 20 after it stopped working at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Wood Group to perform maintenance work in Argentina


Wood Group GTS signed a six-year, $15 million contract with PlusPetrol Energy S.A to provide maintenance services for two General Electric Frame 9E DLN-1 gas turbines at a power plant in Argentina.

Siemens to be EPC on combined-cycle plant


Siemens Energy booked an order to supply power island equipment for the planned 637 MW Lake Side 2 combined-cycle power plant next to PacifiCorp’s existing 588 MW Lake Side combined-cycle plant in Utah.

Nuclear equipment to be jointly offered by Enertech and CCI thermal


Enertech, a unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Co., and CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. agreed to work together to provide heating and filtration solutions and products to the nuclear industry worldwide.

Nordic Windpower names new CEO


Nordic Windpower announced Jeff Brown has been appointed CEO and Director.

Alstom to supply a 207 MW turbine to Salamonde pumped storage plant in Portugal

Alstom, in consortium with Portuguese engineering company Ensulmeci, has been awarded a contract by Portuguese utillity EDP (Energias de Portugal) to supply and install a power generation unit at the Salamonde dam.