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By 2020 and 2025. Castrol Technology manager. Castrol Marine has advised owners that the use of mid-range BN cylinder oils when slow steaming could lead to cold corrosion. with consequential risk of calcium deposit formation and total suppression of corrosion. which will lead to corrosive wear in cylinder liners and piston rings. thus decreasing the scuffing tolerance. The recommendations we make to customers must always be based on sound science. “They support the exhaustive bench tests and shipboard trials that led to our own recommendations on cylinder oil selection in the slow steaming era. “In case of scrubber solutions. “Oil wear varies significantly between engine types and between operational conditions. MAN supports this assertion. the S80MEC9. The company said shipowners have been persuaded to try a host of new mid-range lubricants on the basis that they offer a solution across the range of sulfur content in fuel oil. under-lubrication may lead to under-additivation.Lubrication technoLogy rold. In a letter to customers on lubricant performance of 50 to 60 BN oils across its engine portfolio.” Some cylinder lube oil suppliers have suggested that a single midrange BN cylinder oil is sufficient for use with all marine fuels under all operating circumstances. Castrol Marine introduced Cyltech 80AW earlier this year.5 to 2%). Castrol said it believes customers faced with the prospect of only one grade of cylinder oil to cover all operating scenarios may be putting themselves at a disadvantage.5 to 2%). Although mid-range lubricants were sometimes reliable. “In cases where very low sulfur content in fuel is anticipated. The engine manufacturer recently issued service letters that recommend “cylinder lube oil with 70BN or higher” for latest generation super-long stroke engines using higher sulfur fuel (above 1. especially if they regularly use fuel at the upper and lower ends of the permitted sulfur spectrum.” the company said. including during slow steaming operations. Oils with a viscosity lower than SAE 50 are also not recommended for Mark 9 or G-type engines.” the company said. “Moreover.” Harrold said.” Beyond 2015. MAN said it could not recommend cylinder oils with a BN level between 50 and 60 for these engines. the engine manufacturer envisages fuels being used in combination with scrubber technology. an 80BN oil addressing lubricant performance issues identi- fied under slow steaming conditions when using HFO towards the top end of the permissible range. “At present. To combat this. “This direct advice from MAN corroborates our own tests on the real issue. “The design philosophy of two distinct lube oils is based on observations and tests showing that over-lubrication leads to over-additivation.” MAN said. we cannot recommend these new type oils on our newest engine designs: the Mark 9.” said Paul Har- 6 J a n u a r y . and all G-engines. MAN recommends BN 70 to 80 (-100) cylinder oils for fuels with up to 3. the test results from the mid-range cylinder oils cannot be transferred to general guidelines.5% sulfur content and low BN oil in SOx-ECAs between 2015 to 2020.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . Alignment On Cylinder Oils Concerns Companies agree mid-range oils not blanket solution to all applications Castrol Marine is supporting new recommendations to shipowners from MAN Diesel & Turbo that misapplication of mid-range Base Number (BN) cylinder oils can cause corrosion. Marine & Energy Lubricants. MAN said its B&W two-stroke design is based on optimization of the amount of a BN70 cylinder oil for fuel sulfur content above 1. For more than a year. BN 10 to 20 cylinder oils are needed. high BN cylinder oil is to be used — ideally a BN 80 to 100.” “Our technical arguments have been challenged by a series of competitor product launches of lubricants conceived before slow steaming was even adopted. “We welcome these recommendations from MAN.” Another letter from MAN questions the “mid-range fits all” proposition. MAN said.5 to 2% and a BN 40 cylinder oil for lower sulfur content.” A Castrol Marine agrees with MAN’s recommendation that shipowners use “cylinder lube oil with 70BN or higher” for latest generation superlong stroke engines using higher sulfur fuel (above 1.
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With a typical coverage of only the most critical 10 to 15%. Thanks to their noise rejection capabilities. and the RTD 600. The manufacturer explained that a partial discharge is a localized electrical discharge in an insulation system that does not completely bridge electrodes. Partial discharges are a leading indicator of insulation breakdown that can lead to destruction of the generator. Meggitt’s permanent. allows the analysis and display of all data generated. which already include machinery protection and condition monitoring systems and sensors for hydro. and simplifies downloading and storing of captured data. In fact. pulse count. The PDM 15P portable analyzer enables periodic recording of partial discharge activity and provides 15 input channels.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . respectively. logs and reports partial discharge activity in the generators. the company said. magnitude. Meggitt’s PD monitoring system offers coverage of critical stator windings areas by utilizing the VibroMeter RTD 600 interface module. PDSight can measure or calculate multiple partial discharge pulse parameters including polarity. Meggitt said the new PD monitoring system provides another level of protection for critical power generating machinery. among others. an interface to enable existing resistance temperature detectors embedded in the windings to be used as additional partial discharge sensors. hence reducing the sensitivity of their systems. 16 kV and 28 kV options. Meggitt said coupling capacitors (CC) are the hallmark of this technology sensor network because of their stable and reliable performance and robust design. If electricity starts to loop back instead of going out of the generator. by roberta prandi Partial Discharge Monitoring Meggitt Sensing Systems launches new partial discharge (PD) monitoring system. both of which come with Meggitt’s PDSight software for analysis and identification of trends. This new capability adds to the division’s Vibro-Meter power generation monitoring products. motors and cabling systems used in industrial power generation. A 8 J a n u a r y . As most of the discharge activity (and resulting released discharge energy) occurs below 30 MHz. CC 316 and CC 328 from the Vibro-Meter product line represent Meggitt’s 8 kV. the early detection of partial discharge enables condition-based maintenance to increase reliability and minimize repair costs. Meggitt Sensing Systems said its PD solution provides early detection of partial discharge pulses. Meggitt said with its interface module. which makes it possible to install them extremely close to the windings. the existing RTD wiring in generators and motors essentially acts as an antenna for other signals in close proximity. utilizing coupling capacitors for direct measurements. allowing the monitoring system to see much more of the machine’s windings. with storage capacity to enable data from multiple devices to be stored and uploaded to a PC for further analysis. and either a permanent or portable monitoring module. achieved by noise cancellation and filtering techniques. Additional inputs are available for temperature. all Meggitt systems are tuned to concentrate in this range. The CC 308. reducing the efficiency of the system. thus minimizing attenuation effects and increasing system sensitivity. adds to Vibro-Meter division The hardware and software of the new Meggitt partial discharge (PD) system monitors. main CPU and sensor inputs for up to 15 CCs. current. Meggitt said the PDSight software results in accurate partial discharge detection as a result of extremely low noise. the software highlights the situation to the operator. online solution is the PDM 150. Meggitt said its systems monitor the frequency range of interest without being affected by interferences. Meggitt said most competitive systems use only capacitive couplers as sensors. steam and gas turbines. phase angle and partial discharge intensity in order to determine the type of PD problem and its severity. a stand-alone monitoring system consisting of a power supply. The PDSight software — supplied with the PDM 150 and PDM 15P — performs analysis and diagnostics. Once installed.Vibration Detection & analysis The new PD solution by Meggitt provides early detection of partial discharge pulses. load and pressure. supports the configuration of the PDM 150 and 15P units. utilizing coupling capacitors that can be installed extremely close to the windings for lower attenuation effects and more sensitivity. who can take action to remedy any problem long before there is a catastrophic failure. usually occurring in voids and gaps in high-voltage insulation. coupling capacitors installed at the line terminals of a machine have a limited visibility into the machine windings. ambient humidity. the coupling capacitors monitor the current.
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The VDAU-6000’s monitoring software and database platform. Moreover. vibration monitors. vibration sensors (acceleration. Cepstra. is the same platform Brüel & Kjær Vibro uses on its flagship rack-based condition monitoring system. These scalar measurements include. and handheld instruments. among others. enveloping or other systems. Vibration Monitoring For Rotating Machinery VDAU-6000 scalar condition monitoring capability provides up to 16 configurable frequency band measurements per vibration input channel Vibration specialist Brüel & Kjær Vibro has released a new condition monitoring system for rotating machinery. The optional Diagnostic Workstation software provides versatile online time waveform recording and analysis capabilities. At the core of the VDAU-6000 lies a scalar condition monitoring capability that provides up to 16 configu- rable frequency band measurements per vibration input channel. a supplier of productivity enhancing instrumentation and controls. Brüel & Kjær Vibro said these scalar values are easy to monitor and trend to provide early fault detection without false alarms. 16-channel parallel processing functionality and is Zone 2 ATEX certified. velocity and displacement sensors). thus providing even earlier reliable fault detection. Brüel & Kjær Vibro provides a comprehensive product range. plant-wide monitoring solutions. The Zone 2 ATEX certified VDAU6000 can be mounted directly next to the machines or placed in an instrument cabinet as a condition monitoring extension to an existing safety monitoring system. the Compass 6000. Brüel & Kjær Vibro is part of U. running speed and harmonics. each of these measurements can be monitored for specific operating conditions.Vibration Detection & analysis by roberta prandi The Brüel & Kjær Vibro VDAU-6000 monitoring system for rotating machinery features a high-density. and do not require in-depth diagnostic expertise for interpretation. 16-channel parallel processing functionality — is capable of monitoring complex machine trains as well as balance of plant machinery. blade passing frequencies and bearing fault frequencies. including rack-based. The VDAU-6000 — featuring highdensity. vectors. the Monitoring Workstation. The raw time signals for all channels are simultaneously recorded and can be stored and post-processed for analysis using FFT.based Spectris plc. together with speed and process parameter measurements.K. A 12 J a n u a r y .F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide .
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The presentation of the engine took place at HHI-EMD production facilities in Ulsan. 14 J a n u a r y .” Jensen said. Alfa Laval. The favorable result was accomplished through a combination of sequential turbocharging. Marine Low-Speed. The EGR technique makes the marine diesel engine IMO Tier 3-compliant. “As a promising spin-off benefit. equivalent to 1 to 3 g/kWh. The new development means that this strict emissions limit can be met without significantly compromising engine performance. “The testing achieved a low penalty.Emissions Worldview by bo svensson MAN’s EGR Achieves IMO Tier 3 Broad cooperation results in emissions compliance without significant engine performance compromise A detailed illustration of the total EGR integration into the new MAN B&W engine type 6S80ME-C9. Jensen. enabling the engine to meet IMO Tier 3 NOx regulations. which will be introduced in ECAs (Emission Controlled Areas) from 2016. Siemens. Denmark. The combined efforts have ultimately resulted in a reliable prototype engine configuration that MAN Diesel & Turbo stated will form the basis for its future low-speed diesel program. the company said. the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. MAN said. This makes the engine even more efficient than today’s high-efficiency Tier 2 engines during transoceanic operation. has presented the first IMO Tier 3-compliant diesel engine utilizing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).” said Søren H. which is even better than our most optimistic expectations. “The EGR system represents a milestone in Tier 3 development. the company said. turbocharger cutout and low EGR rates. together with HHI-EMD. was presented to a group representing shipyard and ship owners. a MAN B&W 6S80ME-C9 with integrated EGR. produced and assembled in close cooperation with HHI-EMD.” The EGR system was designed. years ago. MAN Diesel & Turbo.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . the engine can also run in a fuel-optimized Tier 2 mode that facilitates an approximate 4 g/kWh fuel-oil consumption reduction at part load. vice president and head of Research & Development. South Korea. MAN Diesel & Turbo. The ship is due for delivery during the first quarter of 2013 and is bound for service between Southeast Asia and West Africa. GEA and Vestas Aircoil. MAN Diesel & Turbo began testing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) as applied to their two-stroke research engine in Copenhagen. The engine will be installed in a Maersk Line C-class container vessel currently under construction at Hyundai’s shipyard. The new engine type.
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In Japan. Mitsubishi To Acquire Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. With the addition of flexible and reliable small and medium-size offerings to its product portfolio through the acquisition of PWPS. which has focused its gas turbine business principally on largecapacity. MPSA will now be able to meet broader customer needs through combinations of those units and high-efficiency machines. will significantly diversify its power generation product portfolio with the acquisition of PWPS.Industry news main products to date have been 30 MW class machines. a manufacturer of organic rankine cycle (ORC) turbines. shipments have now also begun from MPSA’s Savannah Machinery Works. PWPS engages primarily in the engineering. operations will be aligned with Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. the company said. but currently the company is developing new 60 MW class models. Georgia. significant growth is anticipated in applications requiring a flexible power source complementary to a renewable energy power source. high-efficiency systems. (UTC) under which MHI will acquire Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS). leveraging the merits of both large-capacity and aeroderivative gas turbines as well as their synergy effects. MHI. U.r.S. a new gas turbine manufacturing and service facility located in Pooler. primarily in Europe.” Turboden’s ORC turbines have the capability to generate power or supply hot water using a relatively lowtemperature heat source. (MPSA). PWPS’s 16 J a n u a r y . the company said. MHI intends to further strengthen its marketing activities for gas turbines. headquartered in Lake Mary. (MHI) has reached an agreement with United Technologies Corp. The company has approximately 430 employees. MHI and UTC. biomass. PWPS U.S. U. A (Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney) Pratt & Whitney Power Systems’ (PWPS) aero-derivative gas turbine. agreement signed with United Technologies Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. “It significantly diversifies our equipment offering and compliments the scope of our service business. high-output gas turbines. e. the small.l. procurement and construction services of related power generation systems. In addition to output from its Takasago Machinery Works in Japan. PWPS owns a majority share of Turboden s.A.S. with over 1700 units delivered to date worldwide. to acquire industrial power generation company Pratt & Whitney Power Systems. Going forward. PWPS’s aeroderivative gas turbines are known — especially in emergency power generation applications — for their compact design and rapid start-up time.S. operations. In its gas turbine business. assembly and sales of aeroderivative gas turbines and also provides gas turbine services and engineering.” MPSA President Koji Hasegawa said.and medium-size gas turbine business unit of aero-engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W).g. P&W’s parent company. MHI is presently establishing a global structure to substantially increase annual manufacturing capacity of large high-temperature. increasing opportunities are emerging to use this technology in biomass and geothermal applications.A. Florida. which are expected to boost PWPS’s market share significantly. which the company said can offer clear benefits in terms of efficient energy usage and reduction of environmental burdens. the company said.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . which will also be included as part of the acquisition. factory waste heat or geothermal energy. “The PWPS business offers tremendous synergy with our existing U. Robust market demand is also expected for small power sources applications in emerging markets. To date. signed the agreement in early December. the company has sold more than 300 units in 20 countries. of Italy.
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when the company handled a project for Sonelgaz regarding a 75 MW thermal power station in Annaba This first project was followed by several other thermal power plants in the Oran area. Ansaldo Energia Wins €300 Million Contract With contract for Hassi Messaoud power plant. A 18 J a n u a r y . The first contract for Ansaldo Energia in Algeria dates back to the early 1970s. Additional projects followed. a Sonelgaz group company. Ansaldo Energia will supply the Hassi Messaoud (Wilya d’Ouargla) open-cycle power plant with a total rated output of more than 660 MW. Ansaldo Energia has contributed over 4000 MW total power output for Sonelgaz power plants.3A and alternators — all manufactured at the company’s production facilities in Genoa. The plant comprises three generating sets — three Ansaldo Energia gas turbines model AE 94. With the introduction of gas turbine technology in Algeria in 1999. including a station in Larbaa (four 140 MW turbines). a plant in M’Sila (two 215 MW turbines). which included two 225 MW turbines. Italy. Ansaldo Energia completed the Hamma opencycle power plant. With this latest contract for the Hassi Messaoud power plant. Ansaldo Energia passes 4000 MW total power output supplied for Sonelgaz power plants in Algeria Ansaldo Energia has received a €300 million contract from Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l’Électricité (SPE). at the time the biggest power plant complex ever built in Algeria. a station in Labreg (two 140 MW turbines). a plant in Ain Djasser (two 130 MW turbines). Italy — will deliver a total rated output of over 660 MW to the new Hassi Messaoud power plant in Algeria. and an extension to the Ain Djasser plant with two more 130 MW turbines.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide .Power Generation Three Ansaldo Energia AE943A4 gas turbines — manufactured in the company’s production facility in Genoa. The company said this project further strengthens its cooperation with Sonelgaz as one of the main development partners in Algeria’s strategic electric power production plan.
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” Shell said it is currently redeveloping its top-tier Turbo GT using its proprietary additives and Group 3 base oil. The company has technology centers in the U.” Smith said. “Good surface properties of the oil. For example. and a joint venture in Japan.K. thus potentially causing cavitation damage to the turbine’s bearings. The temperatures have increased so much because operators want to produce even greater MW of power. China.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . firing temperatures increase as operators strive to produce higher MW.. “Therefore. A 20 J a n u a r y . lubricants must keep pace with demanding conditions It is widely known that the prevention of a gas turbine failure is crucial to operators and original equipment manufacturers. especially as some operators want more than 50 000 operating hours from their lubricants before a service. turbine oils should last for years. Shell’s Pearl GTL plant in Qatar makes synthetic oil products from natural gas. U. Of course. Shell Lubricants. are essential. but they want to control the cost of manufacturing their gas turbines.” Shell has 60 years of experience in developing oils for gas turbines and supplies fuel and lubes to more than 1500 power plants in more than 80 countries — some 100 people work in its power sector product area.Lubrication technoLogy by ian cameron Shell has 60 years of experience in developing oils for gas turbines and is currently redeveloping its top-tier Turbo GT for use in industrial light.and heavy-duty gas turbines and turbo compressors. It is being designed for use in industrial light. then the turbines can be downsized and the cost of components reduced.” said Peter Smith. utilizing the Fischer-Tropsch process that converts gas and feedstocks to liquids. Shell’s technical manager for industrial specialties. electrical and process oils. although the oil is not directly exposed to this temperature. such as rapid air release. entrained air can be released. India. Lubes Key To Turbine Performance Advancing technologies. In highly loaded regions. that can lead to foaming of the oil. “Gas turbine firing temperatures are increasing to up to 1450°C and. especially as the fluid must have good thermal and oxidation resistance. Firing temperatures in gas turbines over the years have gone up by hundreds of degrees. we can provide a lubricant able to help them achieve that. this can cause the air and oil vapor bubbles to literally implode and burn. “Not only do OEMs want to optimize the power and efficiency of their machines. “Modern lubricants need to keep pace with advances in turbine technology. although exactly how long is subject to a variety of factors. If the reservoirs are smaller. Shell uses gas to liquid (GTL) technology.” Smith said. Under changing load.A. the lubricants have to be able to withstand the demands placed upon them in such conditions.S. causing bubbles and foaming. Germany. this means that the whole gas turbine system is under much more stress than ever before. If these are poor. “Another trend we are noticing during discussions with turbine manufacturers concerns the growing demand for smaller lubricant reservoirs for gas turbines.. a Siemens gas turbine can produce up to 375 MW. which focuses on turbine. “As OEMs and operators try to achieve higher and higher efficiencies from their gas turbines. including cleaner-burning diesel and oils for advanced lubricants. They prefer smaller lubricant reservoirs as smaller amounts of lubricants can now be considered using the latest generation of top-tier oils. One of the key factors to a turbine’s reliability is also one of the least visible parts of the power generation process — lubricating oil. OEMs want their gas turbines to last longer and provide maximized reliable service between extended maintenance intervals.and heavy-duty gas turbines and turbo compressors. According to Shell. lubricating oils have to be more resistant to such things as deposit formation due to oxidation and thermal degradation. Turbo GT has up to 50% better oxidation stability compared with the industry standard for gas turbines. Theoretically.
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APR Energy said that the units have been specifically designed for fast-track mobilization and installation and can be put into place often in less than a day. is representative of the strong demand we continue to see across the temporary power market. Africa. APR Energy chief executive officer. including the required substation and interconnection works. “Efficiency and emissions are the major compliances you have to face with every project. Fast-Tracking Customized Power New contract will provide additional 200 MW capacity to Uruguayan national grid in conjunction with existing plant. significantly decreasing the overall installation time.Power Generation by mike rhodes The existing 100 MW turnkey plant in Uruguay consists of four high-power density FT8 MOBILEPAC dual-fuel turbine generators. The current plant. particularly in Latin America. The initial term of the contract will run into mid-2014.” said Mitchell continued on page 24 22 J a n u a r y . a key growth driver of the tem- porary power market continues to be demand for mobile gas turbines.5 m space — and requires very little advance site preparation. APR Energy also announced that it has signed an extension to its existing 100 MW contract with the customer. offers example of temporary bridging solutions APR Energy has signed a new 200 MW contract in Uruguay to supply its fast-track. cost-effective temporary power solution to meet demand while new sources of power generation were financed and built. “As seen with the Uruguay contract. was completed in 45 days.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . temporary power solutions to the national grid to address the country’s anticipated power needs. “This new deal. APR Energy delivered. which leaves the country vulnerable to seasonal rainfall patterns. The company said this allows for the smallest footprint within the industry — an 8 x 18. The FT8 features a prime power out- put of 24 MW at 3000 r/min (50 Hz) and 25 MW at 3600 r/min (60 Hz). together with the contract extension.” The electricity sector of Uruguay is largely based on domestic hydropower. In the fall of 2012.” said John Campion. installed and commissioned a 100 MW turnkey plant consisting of four high-power density FT8 MOBILEPAC turbine generators able to run on both diesel and natural gas. The Uruguayan state power company Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE) needed a reliable. the Middle East and Asia.
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Power Generation Providing 24 MW of peak demand backup power to one of the Sultanate of Oman’s electricity distribution companies (MEDCO). particularly during the blistering summer months when heavy demand can cause intermittent power outages. both plants (Hitachinaka and Yokosuka) were fully operational.4 million households without power. As a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in early 2011. APR Energy provided 24 MW of peak demand backup power to one of the Sultanate of Oman’s electricity distribution companies (MEDCO) in the event the power grid got close to regulation capacity. APR Energy. they are phasing us out as they should. “For everyone. aware of the trends in emissions. “We are a total turnkey company. design a customized solution to meet the those needs. maybe tweak it a bit. but as they repair facilities and bring more of their own power online.” Bridgeforth said that sometimes APR Energy moves into markets that are unsure of what solution will best meet their need. APR Energy said it was able to deploy and commission the site in less than 20 days. leaving 4. delivering 203 MW to the TEPCO grid. They were aware of what they needed. and supplemental power was not sufficient to meet the demand.” Bridgeforth said. Power needs for rebuilding and disaster recovery were immediate. APR Energy’s equipment was required to operate reliably under the extreme daytime temperatures. right now. director. the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) lost nearly 21 GW of its capacity. determine what the customer’s exact needs are. “We still have equipment there. They needed power. and it matched what we were offering. radiation exposure heightened scrutiny of nuclear reactor use and lead to shut down of all nuclear power. complicating fossil- fuel power delivery.” Bridgeforth said. “That’s our job. and local specialized contractors were utilized to fabricate the fuel supply system and build the interconnection infrastructure. the country was without a unified power grid. and come up with the best solution.” Bridgeforth said. ‘All hands on deck’ project. get their feedback. with no time for construction or setup. “We are able to go in. oil refineries were set ablaze. that’s what we do.” APR Energy shipped and airfreighted 69 diesel and gas turbine power solutions and personnel from all over the world. there was no concern for how much it cost or how it got done.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . particularly in the cities of Hitachinaka and Yokosuka. Bridgeforth. “Those were the drivers for UTE in Uruguay. Only days after the last delivery of equipment. “That is an example of what you will see moving forward — bridging 24 J a n u a r y . the company said. Turbine Business Unit. the latest in mobile turbine technology. “Japan was an.” This theme of customizing solution to application runs through everything APR Energy does.
com.” In places such as Ecuador. nuclear or hydro facilities take a lot of time.” APR Energy said it maintains a strong local hiring and training program — approximately 86% of employees are local.” A The Alert Giant Protection for engines and turbines in power plants: the GEA Westfalia Separator unitrolplus system of our oil treatment separator generation eagleclass makes for maximum safety even in unsupervised operation. As part of that bridging solution. www.gea. GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH Werner-Habig-Straße 1. complete with bleachers and water fountains. the abandoned site was transformed into a community soccer pitch. “These countries are some of the neediest anywhere. APR Energy has worked closely with locals to install technology centers. Fax: +49 2522 77-1778 ws. Gemany Phone: +49 2522 77-0. fuel oil handling.info@gea. In addition to making a meaningful impact on the regional economy. “It is further testament to the opportunities and success we are seeing in our strategy to offer gas turbines in the temporary power marketplace.Power Generation The APR Energy FT8 MOBILEPAC features a prime power output of 24 MW at 3000 r/min (50 Hz) and 25 MW at 3600 r/min (60 Hz). “We don’t just produce temporary power and leave. Cogeneration. but they are receiving training and certifications in their fields — mechanical. “They understand out projects are interim. they need power.” APR Energy’s primary market has been emerging markets. and until they can get them built.com . fix or construct water pumps and initiate health center programs. 59302 Oelde. improve food supplies. Botswana and Haiti. In Costa Rica. accounting.” Campion said. We look at the bigger picture and the effect on the community. money and effort to build. assist with disaster relief. where loss or lack of power can be disastrous both economically and socially. the setup and operation of APR Energy’s dual-fuel turbine solution has helped provide a temporary solution to Uruguay’s supply/demand constraints. we have to work very closely with that utility to interconnect into their grid system and transition seamlessly to make sure there is no loss of power between the bridging solution and the permanent solution. welding.” Bridgeforth said. build and improve schools. “This new deal was driven by our ability to offer our customers fast-track solutions that meet their specific technology needs and emissions requirements. engineering for a better world EN-216-1-001 solutions to permanent power that slowly evolve into longer and longer term deals. Costa Rica. computer skills — so after we move out they have job skills to move forward.
high cost or unavailability of site-specific customizations. upgrades are budgeted due to premature hardware obsolescence dictated by the OEM rather than from a planned maintenance perspective. and the inability to respond effectively to changing operating requirements. Rockwell said that the PlantPAx is the only process automation system capable of managing the entire range of automation applications including motion. product development and packaging of solutions. safety and drive systems. the company said. supported and priced by OEMs. “This partnership was formed to deliver a fully integrated. 60 different turbine models and by 17 different turbine manufacturers. Wood Group said that because of these issues. president of Wood Group GTS’ Power Plant Services. openarchitecture alternative to proprietary original equipment manufacturer (OEM) gas turbine control systems. Cooperation initiatives include joint engineering. safe and field-tested turbine control system upgrades that maximize their return on investment by reducing operating costs. users are often at the mercy of proprietary OEM control systems. process and general automation systems installed. minimizing risk of plant operations. deliver third-party control solutions Wood Group GTS and Rockwell Automation have formed a strategic partnership to facilitate the joint development of a fully integrated. The immediate focus of this collaboration is the launch of a PlantPAxbased controls upgrade for operators of DLN equipped GE Frame 6B. “By combining our best-in-class process control technology with Wood Group’s industry knowledge and expertise. which the company said is the only process automation system capable of managing the entire range of automation applications including motion. comarketing and sales initiatives to grow market share. control of make system changes to control logic. vice president of Market Development for Rockwell Automation. 7E. The companies said this partnership brings together two of the industry’s leading service and technology providers with complementary capabilities.” Wood Group said its control systems solutions have been field tested and plant proven in over 500 retrofitted systems. which triggers higher support and operating costs. and 9E gas turbines. lack of capability of user modification. managers and operators experience issues such as locked “black box” software. open architecture controls solution for both the heavy frame gas turbines and balance of plant applications. A 26 J a n u a r y .” said Frank Avery. Both companies stressed that gas turbine owners and operators face mounting challenges in managing power generating assets effectively and profitably. Taking Over For OEM Control Wood Group GTS. and optimization of technology integration. “We have an extensive history of working with Rockwell Automation’s proven hardware and software with hundreds of turbomachinery applications and thousands of batch. safety and drive systems. “Purpose Built” hardware platforms are often closed solutions manufactured.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide .” said John Nesi. long wait time for issue resolution. which can leave managers unable to access.Power Generation by mike rhodes The immediate focus of this collaboration is the launch of a Rockwell Automation PlantPAx-based controls upgrade. When optimizing performance and managing costs. Wood Group said. all the while confronted by shifting operating profiles brought on by complex market dynamics. meeting regulatory emissions levels and achieving high thermal efficiencies. short life cycle and higher cost of spares and support. The Rockwell Automation PlantPAx process automation system is built on standard-based architecture using components that enable multidisciplined control.” When it comes to maintaining vital control systems for gas turbines. with future expansion into F-class machines. we’re able to offer our mutual customers proven. “Power generation companies are under pressure to drive operational flexibility and maximize performance while also driving down operating costs. Rockwell Automation collaborate to develop. The distributed control system (DCS) can integrate skid-based equipment into the overall system and ensure easy incorporation into the existing plant control systems. global manufacturing and spares/technical support. lowering total cost of ownership and improving availability.
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natural gas and geothermal projects. The latest project with Seneca Resources further underscores the oil and gas industry’s increased deployment of more efficient and cleaner on-site power solutions. the company said. up from just 2% of the total in 2000. has cut gas prices to record levels. Powering a drill rig with natural gas instead of diesel can result in up to 60% lower fuel costs. Elk. president and CEO of Ensign Drilling. “We are excited to work with our partner Seneca Resources to implement this innovative project. natural gas production. The second rig was converted to LNG in Novem- ber 2012 and was assigned to Seneca’s Marcellus Shale gas leases in Forest.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . West Virginia. In October 2012.A. “Our fuel-flexible Jenbacher gas engine technology offers customers lower-emission on-site power generating capabilities.” A 28 J a n u a r y . while Ensign Drilling is a land-based driller and well servicing provider for crude oil. By 2035.S.S.S.” Ensign Drilling operates 15 drilling rigs utilizing natural gas in the United States — 11 of them exclusively using GE’s Jenbacher gas engines. reduce emissions in giant unconventional gas field Energy developer Seneca Resources Corp. reducing overall combustion emissions up to 25%. and drilling partner Ensign Drilling have installed two GE Jenbacher gas engines to power the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled drilling rigs of their kind in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Prometheus Energy Group. Ohio and Maryland. Seneca Resources is a wholly owned exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company. making it ideally suited to support Seneca Resources and Ensign Drilling’s LNG initiative. reduced energy imports and set the country on a path to energy independence.S. is Seneca Resources’ turnkey supplier of the LNG and related equipment and services. Unconventional gas is quickly becoming the most abundant source of natural gas in the United States and accounts for about a quarter of U. Powering LNG-Fueled Drilling Rigs Seneca uses GE Jenbacher gas engines to replace diesel generators. “By using LNG in GE’s proven Jenbacher gas engines to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production. Pennsylvania. The Jenbacher units were combined with Ensign Drilling-designed rig packages to provide all the electricity needed by each drilling rig.Oil & Gas Seneca used GE’s 1 MW Jenbacher J320 turbocharged natural gas engines to convert the power plants of two existing diesel-powered rigs to use cleaner-burning LNG. “We think this will serve as a model for other operators in the Marcellus Shale region. North America general manager – Gas Engines for GE Power & Water. the company said. Jefferson and McKean counties. we are giving communities in Pennsylvania the opportunity to share in the economic benefits of developing the Marcellus Shale gas reserves. Seneca Resources and Ensign Drilling converted their first rig.S. LNG also represents a cleaner alternative to diesel for the transportation industry and trucks. The gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation is located in sections of Pennsylvania. U. Environmental Protection Agency certified technology for mobile and stationary drilling applications. a North American industrial LNG supplier. Seneca converted the power plants of two existing diesel-powered rigs to use cleaner-burning LNG in GE’s 1 MW Jenbacher J320 turbocharged natural gas engines.” said Robert Geddes. natural gas will come from unconventional sources. Energy Information Administration (EIA).” said Roger George. New York. The J320 represents GE’s first U. according to the U. half of U. The boom in unconventional gas. which is operating in Lycoming County.
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Alstom received the order to repower Essent’s 640 MW Claus B unit in 2008. that came on-stream in 1977 and 1978. reusing the steam turbine building and its facilities provided a 15 to 20% savings compared to a new combinedcycle power plant building. The Claus power plant consists of two identical gas-fired. three heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and a retrofitted steam turbine. as well as a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions. continued on page 34 Editor’s note: Each year. The conversion increased the capacity to 1309 MW through the addition of three Alstom GT26 gas turbines. the company said.Power Plants Of The World 2013 pany said. the direct cooling facilities — the main cooling water pumps — and the cooling tower. Alstom’s gas turbines. steam-generating units. Alstom Power The Claus C repower project involved turning an existing steam power plant into a combined-cycle power plant with double the power using a 35% increase in fuel. the GT26 and the GT24. The three GT26 gas turbines provided the flexibility that is required in today’s electricity market. a small footprint. and commissioned in June 2012. respectively.alstom. Enjoy. The two turbine models use the sequential combustion principle as a way of increasing efficiency and operational flexibility. Alstom said. and high-exhaust temperature in order to maximize the efficiency in combinedcycle. as well as a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions. Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide invites engine manufacturers to submit one specific power generation project they feel merits special attention as the result of advances in one or more of the following: efficiency increase. emissions improvements and construction principles. The Claus C repowering project was inaugurated in June 2012 and now reaches an efficiency of 59%. The 600 MW plant was a turnkey project worth €245 million that Ansaldo Energia carried out for the Cairo Electricity Production Co. The Netherlands The Claus C repower project demonstrated Alstom’s ability to repower an existing steam power plant into a combined-cycle power plant with double the power using a 35% increase in fuel. followed by the Sequential EnVironmental (SEV) burner in the second. Cairo. compared to 39% of the replaced Claus B unit. annular combustion stage. Egypt The open-cycle power plant known as “6th October” is located on the outskirts of Cairo. The GT24/ GT26 combustion system is based on an Alstom combustion concept using the EnVironmental (EV) burner in an annular combustor.com Open-Cycle “6th October” Plant. This longstanding tradition has become a popular feature and this year’s edition once again highlights several noteworthy projects around the globe. operational characteristics. Alstom’s proposal dealt with reusing and refurbishing most of the existing infrastructure. made a difference in the Claus C project’s efficiency. environmental aesthetics. According to the customer. three gas turbines each exhaust into its own heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) to generate steam that is then fed to a single steam turbine. www. such as a section of the existing steam turbine building and electrical building. In this setup. the com- AnsAldo energiA 32 J a n u a r y . The coverage is limited to plants commissioned during the 2012 calendar year. Claus C Repower Project. Egypt. where the highway to Alexandria begins. It is also the first time Alstom has provided a three-on-one configuration for a KA26 combined-cycle power plant.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . Integrating the concept of dry-low NOx EV burner and sequential combustion into a single shaft gas turbine resulted in the GT24/GT26 — a machine with highpower density.
The Jhulda plant utilizes eight Caterpillar 16CM43 generator sets that produce 14. It sits on 8 hectares of land on the south bank of the Karnafuli River. BanglaCat. the 16CM43 can be easily retrofit to operate in a dual-fuel capacity on both liquid and natural gas sources. BanglaCat.ansaldoenergia. Just 49% of the people in Bangladesh have access to electricity. which at the time had already elected a new Parliament and was on the way to naming a new President. Caterpillar and local dealer. Work site activities during the busiest period from October to December 2011 required a peak of about 2000 people. and were carried out on-site in such a way as to guarantee the utmost worker safety possible under the close supervision of the various safety entities involved. www. start of the project — the four gas turbines were synchronized with the grid for the first time.caterpillar. France Centrax. Customers for its heat and power include the Palace of Versailles and surrounding residential areas.5-month period. AISL signed a five-year rental power agreement to sell power to the BPDB and will also supply power capacity to the national grid.com Jhulda 100 MW Power Plant. The power plant can be fired both by gas and fuel oil. Bangladesh The Jhulda 100 MW heavy-fuel oil power plant became operational in March. As the natural gas infrastructure in Bangladesh becomes more robust. scheduled for completion within a very demanding 14. training. By early June. The work site was opened early in April 2011 and Egyptian contractor Orascom performed the civil works for the various buildings. Caterpillar The construction of the “6th October” power plant was a fast-track project. the supply of related equipment and emergency services. Because electricity is crucial to economic growth and improved quality of living. has completed one of its highest-profile installations in recent years with the commissioning of its first Siemens CX400 package. continued on page 36 The construction of the 600 MW “6th October” power plant was a fast-track turnkey project Ansaldo Energia carried out for the Cairo Electricity Production Co. several contracts have been approved to increase capacity by 4500 MW. have provided operational support. all units were available to feed the national grid. increasing generation capacity is a high priority for the BPDB. a shift in fuel source may become necessary or beneficial. This was followed in May by successful performance tests on the new 600 MW power plant. Versailles. and the new power plant re-uses the existing building and replaces an older gas turbine.4 MW of power each. while also producing electricity for sale to French power utility EDF. gas turbine power generation packaging specialist. on the outskirts of Paris. The plant is expected to be operational for 25 to 30 years. (AISL). The unstable grid causes frequent power outages. worse. making it possible for mechanical and electrical assembly workers to access the site at predefined deadlines under the close supervision of the Ansaldo Energia work site team. the company said.K. an affiliate of Caterpillar’s Bangladesh Dealer. The plant was sold to Acorn Infrastructure Services Ltd. maintenance and repair services and tools. in May 2012 the customer presented Ansaldo Energia with a certificate recognizing 7 million hours of work without an accident. a U. When gas becomes readily available. contributing 600 MW during the summer to satisfy increasing demand — particularly during a period of profound change for the country.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide .Power Plants of the world 2013 The contract for the new plant was signed in March 2011 and included the delivery of four Ansaldo AE94. Worth mentioning is the recognition by the authorities and the customer of the effort made by Ansaldo Energia to complete the start-up of all units according to the contract schedule. “Electricity For All” by 2021. the first 16CM43 generator set — the largest that Caterpillar manufactures — was commissioned for operation. supply orders and subsequent delivery represented the critical points for project start-up and rapid development.com 12 MW CHP Plant. The project was one result of the Egyptian Energy Ministry’s decision to urgently commission additional power plants to remedy the electric power deficit that caused a crisis in the country’s electric power distribution system in summer 2010. while a shortage of natural gas and load shedding during peak hours make the situation 34 J a n u a r y . The additional 100 MW of capacity supports the Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB) national target of. This 12 MW unit is now meeting 40% of the hot water demand of the French city of Versailles. In fact.2 gas turbines with relative alternators and auxiliary systems. Since January 2009. www. In April 2012 — one year after the Centrax The Jhulda plant utilizes eight Caterpillar 16CM43 generator sets in support of the Bangladesh Power Development Board. In 2012. Ansaldo Energia said that engineering.
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Italy.K. 22. The engine exhaust gases are purified by a COdiNOx flue gas cleaning system in such a way that the present CO2 can be piped into the greenhouse to fertilize the plants during the daylight photosynthesis process. California. Besides the reduction of carbon monoxide.A.A. A combined heat and power (CHP) greenhouse project that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in plant fertilization has been installed at Houweling’s Tomatoes. Crucially. Introduced by GE in 2007. Germany. GE said. and provide dispatchable power for lighting so that harvest yield can be significantly increased. Unveiled on Aug. this high-efficiency plant also provides power to the electric utility to augment the power grid. GE said. Thermal energy is recovered in exhaust gas heat exchangers for use in the greenhouse. Besides its technical benefits. The project represents the U.S. which features double turbocharging for commercial power generation. parent company of Versailles operator Verséo. saving 35 961 L/d of usage from local water sources. Spain. Portugal. the system provides 8. Greenhouse CHP combines the production of heat and power to enrich the greenhouse atmosphere with CO2.. the company said. This allows French energy producer COFELY. www. The company said that Siemens gas turbines complement the current product range by giving customers one of the widest choices of power output in Europe. keep the temperature on a constant level. with a range of between 2. Camarillo. Additionally. France.7 MW of electrical power — enough to power nearly 8800 homes — and 10. With customer service bases in J624 Two-Stage Plant. The 12 MW Siemens CX400 package allows Centrax to provide the greatest power output and energy efficiency below the 12 MW cap imposed on cogeneration projects in France. U. With a five-minute start-up capability.S. U. and the NOx continued on page 38 36 J a n u a r y .6 MW of thermal power (hot water) for heating the glass greenhouses on-site. The contract brings the number of generator sets packaged by Centrax for the European market to more than 320. In addition. The CHP plant at Houweling’s Tomatoes enables flexible generation and contributes electric power during peak daytime demand periods. Houweling’s Tomatoes.36 MW J624 two-stage turbocharged natural gas engines and a GE-designed CO2 fertilization system. Italy. The local air pollution control district in Ventura County required the installation of the best available control technology for the CHP plant. the CX400 also gives Centrax the commercial advantage of providing the greatest power output and energy efficiency below the 12 MW cap imposed on cogeneration projects in France. Centrax completed the installation and commissioning well within a tight schedule to meet the start of the winter heating season in France. California.com the greenhouse immediately during cooler periods or retained in existing thermal storage tanks for use at other times of the day. hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides of the standard COdiNOx installation. Houweling’s uses the water condensed out of the exhaust gas in its operations.36 MW J624 two-stage turbocharged natural gas engines and a GE-designed CO2 fertilization system. the thermal energy produced from the engine during power generation can be transferred to GE PowEr & watEr A combined heat and power project at Houweling’s Tomatoes uses two of GE’s 4.S. which uses very low water temperatures in its heating system to cool down exhaust temperatures below the dew point.centraxind. France. a 505 857 m2 tomato greenhouse in Camarillo.Power Plants of the world 2013 The Versailles combined heat and power (CHP) installation is the first Siemens gas turbine to be packaged by Centrax since the two companies forged an agreement that enables Centrax to market the SGT-300 and 400 gas turbines in the U. which now operates 23 Centrax units at installations in France and the U. the project uses two of GE’s 4. launch of GE’s J624 two-stage turbocharged gas engines for the 60 Hz segment.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . the Netherlands. Boasting both lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and increased overall efficiency. to maximize its revenue by exporting 12 MW of power across the ambient temperature range during a contracted operating time of 3600 h/yr. 95% of the Centrax output is exported. The Versailles sale also further enhances the Centrax track record with power company COFELY. The concept of a power plant being able to generate heat and power at nearly 100% overall efficiency is made possible by condensing out water vapor created in the combustion process.K. the J624 is a 24-cylinder gas engine. Ireland and Russia. the Netherlands and Belgium. The system offers a total thermal efficiency of almost 90%. GE said. Houweling’s selective catalytic reduction part of the system helps decrease even more nitrogen oxides contaminants than a standard SCR system.5 and 64 MW.
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featuring a 20-cylinder MTU Series 4000 engine. ÜWAG has also had a special remote diagnosis system installed.com In addition to feeding the national grid. Bilecik. To do so. which requires no external electric pumps or auxiliary equipment to fire up. 24 MW Peak-Load Plant. MTU Onsite Energy has replaced two old diesel engines with six smaller generator sets. Up to now. featuring a 20-cylinder MTU Series 4000 engine. MWM gMbH The new version of the TCG 2032 was launched by MWM in January 2012. with a €10 million modernization in recent years. Fulda. voltage and phases with the combined European grid system within a matter of seconds.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . With the power plant located within the town of Fulda. To be able to balance the demand peaks more effectively in the future.Power Plants of the world 2013 emissions were limited to a maximum concentration level of 5 ppmv compared to the previous boiler maximum of 40 ppmv NOx. Generating and delivering electricity that quickly is a major challenge because not only do the generators have to start up from standstill. operating reserve energy that has to be available within 15 minutes of being called upon. ÜWAG said it believed the diesel power station is the most modern in the world and that the engines are indeed able to meet those grid start-up and synchronization requirements.mtu-online. MWM said the two exhaust turbo- 38 J a n u a r y . Germany The Überlandwerk Fulda Aktiengesellschaft (ÜWAG) power plant in the German city of Fulda was originally built 100 years ago to supply electricity to the city. a provider is required to be capable of supplying 100% of the registered capacity within five minutes. ÜWAG also paid particular attention to reducing noise emissions. This will increase the output and achive even higher efficiency. ÜWAG also supplies electricity to the city of Fulda. However.com 26 MWe Station. Turkey Germany-based MWM GmbH has Tekno Energy’s Bilecik power station can produce a total output of 26 MWe using six TCG 2032 V16 engines by MWM. Optimized spark plugs and improved turbocharger technology have made it possible to reach an electrical efficiency of up to 44. while concurrently lowering fuel consumption by 10%.ge-energy. has reduced its particulate emissions to a sixth of what they were. Special soundproof walls allow almost no sound to escape to the outside when the engines are starting up and running. helped choose the right equipment and coordinate the construction phase. it is a modern power plant that supplies peakload power when demand is so high that there is insufficient capacity available in the combined European grid. ÜWAG has mainly supplied what is called tertiary. MTU OnsiTe energy At the Fulda ÜWAG plant. the local supplier Iltekno provided and installed the gas engines with all necessary auxiliaries. While Tekno Energy’s consulting engineering firm Güncan Energy designed the entire power plant. respectively. supplied six TCG 2032 V16 gas generator sets to Tekno Energy’s Bilecik power plant. Bilecik is a city in northwestern Turkey that lies along the Karasu River. www. The first three of six gen-sets went into operation in the power plant in December 2011 and the facility was officially inaugurated in September 2012. when measured against the previous level per kWh generated. automatically starts and supplies the energy for the other five gen-sets to be started. allowing the specialists at MTU Onsite Energy in Friedrichshafen to access the gen-sets and other components of the plant remotely and give advice on how to prevent or rectify faults. Now. and nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide have been lowered by 25 and 50%. Together. operating as a peak plant assisting the grid operators in balancing the electricity market. The region is renowned for its silk and ceramics industry and is home to 230 000 inhabitants. The plant can be synchronized to the grid within 15 minutes and is capable of reaching full power output 20 minutes after the start button has been pressed. www. they can supply 24. ÜWAG said that with the new engines the plant. with the new MTU Onsite Energy gen-sets. the company said. a “blackout start-up” gen-set. ÜWAG will now also be able to supply the substantially more lucrative secondary reserve power. the generators at ÜWAG would make sure the city retained its necessary power.8 MW of electricity. or shortterm. they also have to synchronize their frequency. If the national grid suffered a failure. Tekno Energy is an independent power producer (IPP) and provides electricity to both the grid operator and to end users. Tekno Energy is now expanding the plant up to 40 MWe and upgrading it into a combined-cycle with an additional steam turbine using the exhaust gas heat recovery and an ORC system for the cooling water heat recovery. The station is powered by six TCG 2032 V16 engines by MWM and can produce a total output of 26 MWe. two old diesel engines were retired and replaced by six smaller generator sets supplied by MTU Onsite Energy.2% with a power output from 3333 to 4300 kWe. In that event.
An additional eight B32:40 units. now equip the nearby 54 MW Faridpur power station. formally continued on page 40 THE POWER TO USE LESS POWER with HOTflow™ HOTflow™ engine heating technology reduces the energy consumption of standby generators by an average of 55% annually. Rolls-Royce The 108 MW Gopalganj power plant runs on 16 Rolls-Royce B32:40 diesel engines and has already received an award for its potential to address power shortfalls and boost socioeconomic growth. The 108 MW plant at Gopalganj began commercial production of www. The higher boost pressure has a particularly positive effect on the part-load range when the load is adjusted. The plant is powered by 16 Rolls-Royce B32:40 diesel engines ordered by Energypac Power Generation Ltd. ordered at the same time. Improved efficiency on the exhaust side automatically increases the boost pressure on the compressor side of the turbocharger. the operating time before major overhaul has been significantly increased from 64 000 to 80 000 hours. Due to the operational experience gained from the predecessor versions. and are available in six-.and nine-cylinder inline configurations and in 12. delivery and maintenance.Power Plants of the world 2013 chargers installed as a standard in the TCG 2032 were fitted with a new exhaust turbine. the company said. HOTflow™ enables Emergency Power Systems to meet NFPA start-up requirements while reducing energy use and lowering maintenance costs.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 39 Hotstart. eight. which has proven to be capable and punctual in the design. of Bangladesh in June 2010 and is owned by the Bangladesh Power Development Board. Gopalganj. The Gopalganj plant. Tekno Energy has chosen to work with Iltekno. www.mwm. The B32:40 engines provide a range of outputs between 2.6 and 7. A new power facility in Bangladesh’s southwestern region is helping the country’s government take another step in meeting its goal of providing reliable supplies of electricity for the entire population.and 16-cylinder V-format.hotstart. The group offers an inventory of spare parts and a local maintenance team.net 108 MW Power Plant. The engines run on heavy-fuel oil.com USA +1 509 536 8660 Europe +49 2241 12734-0 Asia Pacific +81 3 6902 0551 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide J a n u a r y .2 MW. Discover how HOTflow™ technology gives the standby generator sector the power to use less power. Bangladesh electricity in November 2011 after a 450-day construction and commissioning phase. Because after-sales services such as maintenance and repair are crucial for the operation of the plant. By keeping standby generators in always ready condition.indd 1 1/14/13 2:19 PM . The most comprehensive change in the new engine version is the introduction of a new controller that combines and connects the previously separate controllers.
wartsila. The plant. To power the steam turbine. Flex-Plants are available with efficiencies from over 57% with the SCC65000F engine to more than 60% with the SCC6-8000H engine. California.S. Wärtsilä said. The unrestricted full ramp rate gas turbine start reduces plant start-up time by up to 50%. The LEC uses reclaimed water from the adjacent Lodi’s White Slough Water Pollution Control Facility. This facilitates a stable. because of their ability to respond rapidly to changes in demand. Sasol New Energy (SNE) Holdings. the LEC is one of the cleanest fossil power plants in the U.com Natural Gas-Fired. The LEC is the first operating Siemens Flex-Plant combined-cycle plant in the U. Sheikh Hasina.S.com 180 MW Power Plant. The closed loop radiator cooling system employed in these engines offers significant benefits in locations where water resources are limited. Resulting carbon monoxide reductions of over 181 tonnes/yr can be achieved when compared to traditional F-class combined-cycle plants. South Africa’s generating capacity has traditionally been dominated by coal-fired power plants. Rolls-Royce said.4 million Wh/yr. With an efficiency of over 57% and low start-up emissions. Siemens said that the SPPA-T3000 integrated control system provides a control platform for the entire combined-cycle power plant. The plants also include high-capacity steam attemperation and full capacity steam bypass systems. a 180 MW power plant was commissioned in Sasolburg in the Republic of South Africa. help to ensure the reliability and performance of the main components. According to calculations. The Siemens SCC6-5000F and SCC68000H Flex-Plants have continued to evolve and are designed — using the Siemens SGT6-5000F and the SGT68000H as the prime movers — for intermediate to continuous duty and are also capable of daily cycling. civil works and construction.A. The Sasolburg plant was built on a turnkey basis by Wärtsilä.siemens. situated 1500 m above sea level. runs on 18 Wärtsilä 34SG gas engines. which is designed for base-load generation. The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) officially dedicated its Lodi Energy Center (LEC) in August 2012. Its 2012 Enertia Award marks the plant’s potential to address power shortfalls and boost socioeconomic growth throughout the Gopalganj district. and the Siemens steam turbine stress controller (TSC). Space is available for installing additional gen-sets. gas turbine waste heat is captured by a Benson-style fastramping heat-recovery steam generator (HRSG) provided by Nooter/Erikson.Power Plants of the world 2013 opened by the prime minister of Bangladesh. said Siemens. providing 200 MW to the grid in 30 minutes or less and allowing a high level of operating flexibility to react to market opportunities. The Siemens Flex-Plant power island at the LEC consists of a 200 MW Siemens SGT6-5000F gas turbine-generator operating in combined-cycle mode with a 100 MW Siemens SST-900RH steam turbine-generator. For the new natural gas-fired plant with an installed capacity of 300 MW.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . Sasolburg’s annual carbon emissions will be cut by 907 185 tonnes. In this plant. Sasolburg. The tertiary treated water is further processed by the LEC’s water quality facilities before use in the steam generation process and power plant cooling system. Wärtsilä also handled the design and installation of the heat recovery boilers. which enables the NCPA to bring the plant to full load in a very short time. reliable power generation grid while integrated renewables ramp up and down to respond to changing power demands. A www. Local SNE employees will also be trained as part of this agreement. which generates electricity for the company’s own use. piping warmup strategies. www. heat from the exhaust gases can be recovered and used to produce steam for Sasol’s industrial processes. a business division of Sasol. Sasol also opted for combustion engines for the plant. Siemens said. which has a total operational capacity of 2. Comparatively.rolls-royce.S. with the excess energy going to the national grid. overall greenhouse gas emissions are being cut by 30%. This fast ramping gasfired plant was specifically designed by Siemens as a solution to balance fluctuations on diverse power grids managing both renewable and traditional energy sources. U.com WärtSilä SiemenS energy The Siemens Flex-Plant combined-cycle power island at the Lodi Energy Center. has already been recognized as the best power project by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.A. The LEC utilizes a seven-cell cooling tower provide by SPX Cooling Technologies Inc. South Africa In December. Siemens’ Clean-Ramp integrated control logic maintains low start-up NOx and CO emissions while ramping. ordered the plant.. Siemens supplied the SCC65000F 1x1 Flex-Plant power island. www. Long-term service programs will 40 J a n u a r y .A. engineering. Combined-Cycle Plant. Lodi. which supplied the generating equipment. Sasol’s gas power plant uses technology that reduces its carbon footprint by more than 40%. Wärtsilä also received a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with SNE Holdings to ensure that the plant delivers the design output with maximum efficiency.
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resulting in virtually zero probe material loss. When the level of process material rises to reach the upper probe. “The WIF-1250 is a new solution for detecting the presence of water in fuel. indicator lights or LEDs. the WIF-1250 contains extra circuitry to produce an alternating potential.” Looking at future trends. The company points to the fact that conductivity based sensors are available to detect the presence of water in fuel and lubricating oil. metal from that probe will be lost over time via electrolysis. in a conventional conductivity probe where a single potential DC voltage is applied to a probe submerged in conductive liquid.” he said. no electrolysis occurs. Because water is electrically conductive and fuel is not.” Dockendorff said. A Custom Reprints From Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Perfect for Brochures. locomotives and generator sets. the marketplace is expanding as the sensors become more resilient. “The newest level measurement technologies are powerful tools in helping plant engineers to meet these goals. However. United States. a switch closes to activate a discharge pump.” Dockendorff said.com . there are now more sophisticated components available that can detect the presence of water in fuel. and preassembled fluidic systems. compressor crank cases. when the process material makes contact with the lower probe. “However. “Conductive level measurement is achieved via the electrical conductance of the process material. Germany and Japan. lubricating oil tanks and diesel fuel storage tanks because it has high reliability and long-term stability in oil. “For example.Industry news pressure sensors. conductivity sensors such as those produced by Gems Sensors and Controls can be mounted in any position and withstand extreme temperatures. it tends to sink to the bottom of fuel tanks. Also. These sensors can be positioned strategically in the tank bottom for water detection. but customer feedback is also telling us that this is proving to be an ideal solution for fuel filters. simple conductive sensors can be positioned at high and low points in the tank to detect maximum and minimum levels. since water is heavier than oil. as well as to interface with CMOS/ TTL logic. conductivity based sensors have proved very successful in applications such as off-highway vehicles. By using this technique. Dockendorff said increasing legislation across the industry is setting stiff requirements for reliability and sustainability. the switch opens to stop the pump.” Dockendorff said for detecting water in fuel. “However. “Their output can be used to actuate relays. It has facilities in the United Kingdom. Web Attachments & Bragging Rights ( just in case they missed it) Contact Mary Graesing for pricing and details Phone: 262-754-4100 E-mail: mgraesing@dieselpub. PLCs or microprocessors. liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves. China. “In a tank of liquid. solid-state relays and barriers. typically a liquid with a lowvoltage source.
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which produces 57 000 barrels of oil per day from six oilfields across Egypt. Since it was not economically feasible to store and pump these low quantities of gas (70 792 m3/d).F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . A Dresser-Rand engineered and installed two Guascor SFGLD series gas generator sets. the field produced poor economic returns because of its high gas-to-oil ratio and insufficient sepa- ration of oil and gas. Gas generators also have longer intervals between planned maintenance compared with diesel generators. The company soon turned to Dresser-Rand for equipment that would improve the oil and gas separation ratio while reducing fuel and maintenance costs. Agiba reduced its emissions from the Raml gas wells by 50% and lowered the amount of flare gas previously released into the air by 60%. The new generator sets save Agiba US$2.5 MW of electricity needed to power the oil pumps for the production wells. Historically. As a result. Because of this power addition. maximize its oil production. Prior to the installation. as well as run on a low methane number gas with a low heat value (LHV) of less than 40 MJ/Nm3.. Agiba operated 30 diesel generators but now uses the two Guascor SFGLD gen-sets to power 30 wells. The Raml oilfield is located 250 km from Al-Alamayn in the Egyptian Western Desert. By converting the flare gas into fuel for the gas engines. lower maintenance costs and repair time. reduce emissions. producing the 1.5 MW of electricity needed to power the oil pumps for the Rami oilfied production wells. Dresser-Rand said. which use an electronic carburetion system to accommodate the inherent fuel fluctuations in the Raml oilfield. 44 J a n u a r y . Addition By Reduction Dresser-Rand provides two gas gen-sets to replace 30 diesel gen-sets in Egyptian oilfield Equipment from Dresser-Rand is making production life easier for Agiba Petroleum.Oil & Gas Flare gas is used as fuel for the gas gen-sets. turned out to be expensive — to the tune of US$1/L for diesel fuel — to keep its generators running. Agiba will be able to run a much more sustainable and efficient operation. according to the company. Agiba’s operations. the flare gas is now used as the fuel that produces the 1. however. and drill and produce more crude oil. The gen-sets also remove water and heavy hydrocarbons from the gas during the liquid phase to ensure it is dry when entering the engine. Agiba flared the gas to the atmosphere. which use an electronic carburetion system and can also run with a low methane number gas.5 million a year. Dresser-Rand engineered and installed two Guascor SFGLD series gas generator sets. according to Dresser-Rand. Dresser-Rand said. Founded in 1981 as an operating company of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. Agiba previously used diesel generators to produce power for the Raml oilfield’s wells.
The first engine for land-based drilling applications is the Tier 2 QSK50. the improvements are expected to increase the plant’s output up to 4. LANGLEE WAVE POWER Norwegian company Langlee Wave Power and Repnaval Shipyard (Zamakona Yards) have signed an agreement for the development of wave power in the Canary Islands. The Cummins dual-fuel product will be applicable to both new QSK50 engines and as a retrofit on existing QSK50 en- INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. AGP technology enables power providers to operate more efficiently and reliably by upgrading hot gas path. which will provide maintenance services to the plant through 2024. the Canary Islands are the best place for wave power in Europe because of its stable wave climate. Langlee Wave Power AS has developed technology designed to convert ocean waves into electricity. With the company’s technology.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 45 Harco_Sept12_WW. located northwest of Fort McMurray. electricity can be produced with lower cost by a renewable energy source.Industry drIvers GE GE will upgrade TransCanada Energy Ltd. runs nearly 24 hours a day. Altogether. The plant. P gines. Other QSK Series engines will follow. This installation will be complemented by the controls capabilities of several GE OpFlex products. will produce dualfuel engines for land-based oil and gas drilling applications. The Cummins global distribution network will handle upfit.6 kW at 1200 r/min.indd 1 8/10/12 2:54 PM . The Cummins Dual-Fuel QSK50 engine will incorporate integrated controls designed to optimize the substitution rate based on operating conditions. commissioning and warranty on dual-fuel engines. The upgrades are part of a GE contractual service agreement. including engines capable of meeting upcoming U. Alberta. such as a Cold Day Performance app. Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide J a n u a r y . PROVEN PERFORMANCE®. GE will supply its Advanced Gas Path (AGP) product to its natural gas-fired 7FA turbine. bucket. In dual-fuel mode. Cummins said.5%. the company said. The two companies will file a common application to the EEA grants for P development of renewable energy in Spain.S. nozzle and shroud components with design and material innovations. According to the company. continued on page 56 CUMMINS O Cummins Inc. and automatically transition between diesel-fuel and dual-fuel modes. Canada. Cummins said its dual-fuel technology enables drilling equipment to operate on 100% diesel fuel or in dual-fuel mode. the company said. with the potential to increase steam and electricity production further in the future.’s MacKay River 165 MW cogeneration plant with technology designed to deliver more power capacity with low emissions. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. the substitution rate — the percentage of natural gas relative to total fuel flow — can be as high as 70% in traditional operating conditions. Langlee said. rated 103.
Industry news by dj slater Monico’s Custom Protocol Converter (CPC Gateway) is programmed to monitor Cummins equipment through the ModLon gateway and output on several different protocols. It runs on and includes a 24 Vdc power supply. the company said. which can be used to convert data into Modbus TCP. Allen Bradley PLC. or through a web interface. with complete registers. A CPC Gateway is attached to the ModLon gateway or native Modbus. real-time data logging. The CPC Gateway allows these devices to communicate with each other. Additionally. “We take all that data and map it out nicely. preconfigured data map. “What a lot of dealers are up against is they have a certain type of PLC and they need to get the engine and generator data.” Eckley said. Monico introduced the Cat Data Link Gateway (CDL Gateway). A CP Gateway PLUS model also exists. A 46 J a n u a r y . Four years ago. and modular jacks to prevent wiring errors. which features upgrades such as a virtual HMI web server. and it’s necessary to get this data into a format they can use to communicate with their own network. which is programmed to monitor Cummins equipment through the ModLon gateway and output on several different protocols. and we give that map to customers and dealers. However. four analog outputs and eight analog inputs. BACnet. A template created by Monico programmers is used to extract data from Cummins equipment such as engines and generator sets. an ftp server to retrieve data log files. Modbus and Allen-Bradley PLC. MonicoView II. They say it’s great. All of the CPC Gateway’s capabilities come preconfigured for simple setup and can be customized using Monico’s software. din-rail mounting elements. Modbus RTU. BACnet and other protocols and memory map formats. the added ports built into the gateway can collect data from switchgear and additional ancillary equipment. Cummins users will have the ability to predict and prevent downtime. Monico said all its Gateways are capable of having I/O expansion modules added for additional flexibility. OEMs and end users direct access to engine monitoring parameters via Modbus TCP/ IP. Siemens PLC. Now It’s Cummins’ Turn Four years after CDL Gateway. Monico launches CPC Gateway for monitoring Cummins equipment Monico Inc. Because a ModLon gateway supports up to five engines. Monico said during the CDL Gateway’s release it had plans to expand its product capabilities to accommodate other engines.” said Bruce Eckley. and a sync server to automatically sync log files with an IP-connected computer. a Monico engineer. Recently. user configurable port settings and addresses. which comes standard on every Gateway. it has the ability to communicate over many other available protocols.” said Allen Walker. “The CPC Gateway allows you to take one protocol and put it out to another. which gave dealers. the CPC Gateway was used to translate engine data into BACnet. the CPC Gateway can collect and translate the data from all attached engines and communicate it to one or multiple targets. UL-508 listed with C-UL. The collected data can be translated into one of multiple protocols for use with PLC control systems. Monico said. six RTD inputs.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . “The engines don’t speak the same languages as the operating systems that these companies have. building automation systems. SMTP support for sending e-mail and text messaging alerts. according to Monico. has released the Monico Custom Protocol Converter (CPC Gateway). and that time has come. Omron PLC and other common protocols. Monico’s vice president of sales.” The CPC Gateway collects information over the ModLon gateway for older Cummins gen-sets or through Modbus RTU on newer Cummins gen-sets. with available modules including thermocouple units with eight inputs. The device also features four to six physical ports that can communicate in up to nine protocols simultaneously and support about 100 protocols. The collected information is placed in a common. “All of these programming languages and protocols are what engine manufacturers use. GE Fanuc PLC. With the device.
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A view of the absorber and desorber columns at the Staudinger CO2 capture pilot power plant in Hanau, Germany. The post-combustion capture process developed by Siemens uses a scrubbing process to remove some 90% of CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants.
Final Phase For Carbon Capture
Siemens PostCap process selected for third phase in technology qualification program at Norway refinery
After the successful completion of Phase One and the awarding of a contract for Phase Two, Siemens has been selected by Statoil to participate in the third phase of the technology qualification program. This phase will measure qualification for a full-scale CO2 capture plant at the combinedheat and power plant of a refinery in Mongstad, Norway. In Phase One, Siemens successfully demonstrated the applicability of the PostCap process for the Mongstad carbon capture plant by proving that PostCap can be dialed to full scale, has the required operational regularity, and that high capture ratios can be achieved with limited life cycle costs. Phase Two is already partially completed. Siemens explained that the subtasks of conducting stress tests on the solvent and documenting emis-
sions data on an automated laboratory test rig had been performed within the time frame agreed. The remaining task of a 3000-hour performance test at an approved verification pilot plant with flue gas from a gas-fired boiler is ongoing. The third and final phase, which has now been awarded to Siemens, is the concept phase for the design of full scale CO2 capture at Mongstad. Successful results in the technology qualification program will allow for the potential selection of Siemens’ PostCap technology in later project stages. This last phase started in late September 2012 and will be finished in April 2013. “The phased approach for the CCM project is very smart because Statoil and Gassnova can get a deeper understanding of the carbon capture
technologies and gain trust in the cooperation with the potential plant supplier,” Nicolas Vortmeyer, head of Technology Innovation of Fossil Power Generation at Siemens Energy. “Thus, it contributes to eliminating risks in the implementation of firstof-its-kind demonstration projects.” Siemens’ proprietary CO2 capture technology uses an amino-acid salt solution as a solvent. According to Siemens, this technology has proven to have several advantages compared to other post-combustion carbon capture processes: low energy consumption, low investment costs, as well as nearly zero emissions. Furthermore, the PostCap unit can be operated within the common safety standards of a power plant. It is suitable for retrofitting existing plants and new power plants, the company said. A
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GE will provide a wide range of equipment and services for a major plant upgrade of the Izmit Tüpras refinery, located on the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey. GE technology will power the cogeneration site, producing a reliable supply of energy and steam to meet the growing needs of the Tüpras facility, which is among the most advanced oil refineries in the Mediterranean region. GE will supply two Frame 6B gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators to Técnicas Reunidas of Spain, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Izmit
Tüpras upgrade project. The equipment contract also includes performance testing, services, spare parts and technical advisors, the company said. GE has also signed a contractual service agreement (CSA) to provide maintenance services to Tüpras for 12 years. GE’s CSAs provide predictable maintenance costs while ensuring high availability and a steady flow of revenue from plant operations, the company said. GE has long-term agreements in place at more than 700 sites worldwide. “With its locally available resources
and broad base of technology and services, GE is an excellent partner for a project as challenging and complex as the Tüpras refinery upgrade,” said Juan Lladó, CEO of Técnicas Reunidas. “This project builds upon the already successful relationship that has been established between our two companies.” GE has been working with Técnicas Reunidas for 30 years, supplying nearly 4.5 GW of power generation equipment and oil and gas equipment — including turbines, compressors, pumps and reactors — for projects worldwide.
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Tüpras selected GE’s combustion technology to enable the refinery to meet Turkey’s new and more stringent emissions requirements.. 56 J a n u a r y . The four facilities total more than 25. the engineering. Brazil. will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S. P GE will supply two Frame 6B gas turbines. U. which will have an installed capacity of 580 MW. The fuel consumption systems facilitate the comparison between the ships and thus optimization of the fleet consumption.Oil & Gas Industry drIvers siEMENs Siemens received a US$220 million order for the supply of the power island for the UTE Mauá 3 combinedcycle power plant that will be located in Manaus. North Carolina. A KRal M Kral has supplied its fuel consumption measurement system to Denmark-based DFDS Seaways for three of its RO-PAX ships: Dover Seaways. the largest business group in Turkey with participation in industrial. and petrochemicals and power generation projects.S. Siemens will deliver the engineered power island. and the SPPAT3000 instrumentation and control system. the system helps observe the specified temperature gradient of the engine manufacturers. GE’s DLN emissions-reducing technology is installed on more than 1900 heavyduty gas turbines worldwide. The GE (SANC1-6 model) 109K250 VHP steam turbine package for the Tüpras upgrade features heavyduty reaction technology that makes it an ideal equipment package for the oil and gas industry. the measuring systems monitor the fuel consumption of all four main motors. Tüpras is owned by the KOÇ Group. The cogeneration plant for the Izmit Tüpras refinery expansion will begin commercial operation in the first quarter of 2014. commercial and financial sectors. GE said. The new laws call for natural gas plants to limit emissions to 50 mg/Nm3. During the transition phase from heavy oil to distillates. On each ship. Turkey’s leading oil company. operates four oil refineries including the Izmit site. including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines. Técnicas Reunidas is among the leading international engineering and construction companies in oil and gas production. Delft Seaways and Dunkerque Seaways. The gas turbines. GE’s proven 6B gas turbine technology will bring added security and robust availability to the already high standards of Tüpras’ petrochemical operations. three SGen6-1000A generators. president and CEO — Thermal Products for GE Power & Water. the National Brazilian Electrical Co. the power generation units and the two burners.4 million tonnes of annual crude oil processing capacity. extend maintenance intervals and enable the site to operate more flexibly.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . The first phase will be the construction of the simple-cycle plant scheduled to be online in 2014. Siemens said. Our ability to deliver the wide range of products and services needed for the Tüpras project highlights the strength of the synergies that exist among many of the business units across the company.A. The information of all nine consumption measuring systems is transferred to the bridge and displayed by the Kral BEM 800 on one display.A. allowing the client to operate the plant across varying conditions while still having a high efficiency of power production.A. thus supporting further growth in the region and the increased electricity demand during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer games. one SST6-5000 steam turbine. combined-cycle plant in two phases. Siemens and Andrade will supply the natural gas-fired. steam turbines and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte. The plant. and feature a local Kral BEM 500 electronic indication unit for each measurement system.” GE said its Frame 6B gas turbine has a strong record of performance in refinery and petrochemical applications worldwide. “Refineries have very stringent reliability and safety requirements. “The upgrade project underscores GE’s commitment to supply the latest technology and services to meet the reliability demands of the petrochemical industry worldwide. The combined-cycle conversion will follow as phase two of the plant construction. refining.. Tüpras. a subsidiary of Eletrobrás. With the construction lead by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S. The models to be installed for the Tüpras project will be equipped with GE’s latest dry low NOx (DLN) combustion technology to reduce emissions. procurement and construction contractor for the Izmit Tüpras upgrade project. Kral supplied 27 fuel consumption measuring systems to DFDS Seaways.” said Paul Browning. Kral said. one steam turbine and three generators to Técnicas Reunidas of Spain.
Rolls-Royce will also design and manufacture the air intake and exhaust systems. The Genesis 1000 is a compact. Marine Corps’ V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. floor heating.S.7 m long and 7348 kg. . which has been selected to build the initial development craft in a program that could extend to 73 craft. lightweight 1 MW power generation system. distribute and service CES power generation products throughout Canada. Navy’s future fleet of hovercrafts. Under terms of the agreement. LP gas. uniquely positioned in Canada’s burgeoning resource industry. and flare gas from oil drilling and processing.S. CES said. The agreement represents the second master distributor relationship CES has concluded within the last 30 days. I CLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Clear Energy Systems Inc. GasGen will market. a global provider of electrical heat-tracing products for refineries. snow melting and deicing products. which is already powering the Freedom class Littoral Combat Ships and will provide electrical power for the DDG1000 Zumwalt class destroyers. which specializes in mobile and distributed power generation systems. The MT7 is the latest Rolls-Royce gas turbine to be selected to power a ma- jor U. Each SSC will use multiple Rolls-Royce MT7 gas turbines. oil rigs and chemical processing plants. power plants. the fully enclosed Genesis unit is substantially smaller and lighter than typical 1 MW power systems. derived from the AE1107 engine that powers the U. Navy program and follows the MT30. On each hovercraft. biomethane from landfills and biodigesters. the company said. and firerated. known as the Ship-toShore Connector (SSC). Through this strategic alliance. the MT7 gas turbines will be connected to a gearbox system providing both propulsion and lift..Industry drIvers ROLLS-ROYCE M Rolls-Royce has received a contract to power the U. is now called Pentair Thermal Management. GasGen Canada supplies natural gas generator sets to Canadian energy markets through its network of sub-distributors. As a new global business unit with Pentair Ltd. The fuel-flexible Genesis 1000 operates on natural gas. Pentair Thermal Management will continue to offer heat tracing. wiring and leak detection systems to customers worldwide. announced that it has signed a master dis- P tribution agreement with Toronto-based GasGen Canada Ltd. The SSC will replace the Navy’s current fleet of Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft over the next 20 years.S. At only 5. PENTAIR THERMAL MANAGEMENT Tyco Thermal Controls. The new hovercraft will be used to rapidly deploy personnel and vehicles between U. temperature measurement. The company will work with Textron Marine & Land Systems. Navy ships and the shore. (CES). Clear Energy Systems will launch its premier product — the Genesis 1000 — into Canadian distributed energy markets in early 2013.S.
and cut emissions per MW produced. Having built phase one and carried out several such conversions in the region — for example. Alstom said. The MEW is looking to add capacity to its currently installed 12. causing blackouts in some parts of the country. which is building the plant for the MEW. went online in 2008. Alghanim International. This growth has resulted in an increased power demand at an average of 8% per year. Kuwait has experienced steady economic growth over the past few years. a Kuwaitbased multinational conglomerate spanning a wide range of industrial sectors.6 GW to meet these summer energy needs. procurement and construction (EPC). Consumption often reaches and exceeds the country’s maximum production capacity — the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has taken parts of Kuwait City off the grid in the past. Meeting this demand has become a critical issue for Kuwait. the GTX project in Dubai — Alstom recieved a US$170 million contract for the combinedcycle extension by Alghanim International in March 2011. The steam tail will add 400 MW to the existing 800 MW simplecycle power plant capacity. use the same amount of fuel. converting it from a simple-cycle to a combined-cycle plant.Power Generation by mike rhodes Alstom is adding two STF15C steam turbines and five horizontal dual-pressure heat recovery steam generators to convert the existing Az Zour power plant in Kuwait from simple-cycle to combined-cycle operations. The first stage of the project. The power plant is located approximately 90 km south of Kuwait City. especially during the hot summer months when airconditioning requirements battle with temperatures that can reach up to 50°C. will operate the plant for the continued on page 60 58 J a n u a r y . consisting of five GT13E2 gas turbines operating in open-cycle. The company.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . is the project’s main contractor for engineering. driven by rising oil prices. increase its efficiency from approximately 30% to over 45%. Alstom Adds 400 MW In Kuwait Plant conversion to combined-cycle to help country meet high summer power needs Alstom is in the process of adding a steam tail (add-on) to the Kuwaiti Az Zour gas-fired power plant.
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8 m in width.” said Marcel Streit. “Although this may appear straightforward in theory. 60 J a n u a r y . “The original simple-cycle power plant was designed from day one to allow for the eventual addition of the combined-cycle unit. This configuration will allow the owner to operate any combination of HRSGs and steam turbines.com SPark PluG MonitorinG IMI-Sensors. The LED color ranges (green. the company said. seiners. “Another complexity was the customer’s decision to opt for a common header for steam coming from the HRSGs to the steam turbines. thereby boosting power output and increasing efficiency significantly. With various cables.” Streit said. reconditioning services and technical field advisory services. “The two STF15C steam turbines and five horizontal dualpressure heat recovery steam generators are then installed at a later date to convert to combined-cycle. the plant is designed so that steam from the five HRSGs flows into a single header and is then split between the two steam turbines. The system uses the Echo wireless vibration sensor and the EchoPlus wireless junction box to transmit vibration data to a single.” Streit said. Because of insufficient cooling water. “Overcoming these challenges calls for good communication and careful project management. it is difficult to establish a plot layout that fits the existing site layout. The system can be applied to several industrial applications in the power.F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide . long-line fishing vessels. For engines equipped with special Motortech coils that have the inductive voltage measurement circuits built in. ferries and tug boats. a division of PCB Piezotronics Inc. The product line has been redesigned. Alstom had to work with Alghanim International wherever possible to analyze what is critical to the contract schedule and accelerate the components on the critical path. www. cable trenches.” Speed of engineering. manufacturing of equipment. The system allows for the integration of wirelessly transmitted On nonshielded gas engines. The Guascor SF240TA-SP family of engines improves performance and reduces fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to previous models. Alstom.Power Generation first seven years and then transfer operation to the Ministry. passing through the site. all made possible through the Modbus interface. etc. given that the first installing and operating of gas turbines in simple-cycle mode allows power to be supplied to the grid very quickly. an inductive clamp is attached to the spark plug wire. cooling water pipes. A Featured Products Vibration MonitorinG SySteM data into existing legacy vibration systems and plant monitoring controllers. project director. DresserRand said. and a 24 Vdc source can power the EchoPlus box without battery life limitations. which has to be interfaced with the new generators and condensers. including trawlers.” The common header requires a very large structure measuring 100 m in length.imi-sensors. The spark voltage is monitored in 1 kV increments up to 40 kV by a column of LEDs. designed to monitor the overall health of critical machinery and provide immediate notification when warning or critical levels are reached. Alghanim International had to build a huge cooling tower. This structure houses and supports all the piping and equipment valves as well as everything else required to feed the common header connecting the HRSGs to the steam turbines. depending on the type of engine and use. For improved operating flexibility. central receiver. has debuted the Echo wireless vibration monitoring system. suitable for several marine applications..motortechamericas.com Marine DieSel enGineS Dresser-Rand presented its Guascor SF240TA-SP family of marine diesel engines. no extra high voltage clamp is required. and delivery all factored into the project. red) provide operators with an indication about a spark plug’s condition. “The add-on is being constructed on a very small plot of land that already has equipment in operation. in practice it presents a huge design challenge and there are very few references of such a configuration in the industry. Streit said one of the main obstacles has proven to be the limited working space. www. treated water pipes. “As the major supplier. “This means that each steam turbine has to be designed for the admission of steam from two and a half HRSGs. steel and chemical industries.” Apart from the usual challenges of working in the desert and adhering to the strict compliance standards required by the MEW.” Alstom has signed an eight-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) contract that includes the provision of spare parts.” Streit said. Motortech has launched a new hand held device to support gas engine mechanics trouble shooting engine problems or going through preventive maintenance procedures. Battery life of the sensor typically exceeds five years when transmitting data three times a day. Az Zour. SparkView monitors the high voltage required by the spark plug when firing. yellow. and 50 m in height.
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