POWER-GEN International Announcements and Events

Doosan Portable Power introduces natural gas generators at POWER-GEN International


Doosan Portable Power has introduced the company’s first natural gas mobile generators: the NG160, NG225 and NG295. Doosan's natural gas generators are ideal for oil and gas exploration, site preparation and production, water well drilling, industrial plants and as auxiliary or maintenance power in factory settings. The generators are also equipped with an automatic dual-fuel switch, allowing the generator to operate on natural gas, as well as propane from an external tank. Additionally, the generator includes an Onboard Scrubber System, which removes excess dirt and water from wellhead gas.
“Our natural gas generators are another testament to the expertise of Doosan Portable Power, especially in the oil and gas markets,” said Todd Howe, global generator products manager, Doosan Portable Power. “These generators were designed with innovative features that reduce downtime and cut operating costs. The units can operate on excess wellhead natural gas, eliminating the cost for diesel fuel, as well as the expense of transporting diesel to the site.”
Doosan natural gas generators meet environmental regulations on emissions and containment. Operators can select 50 Hz or 60 Hz, and choose between 480 V and 600 V alternator output.
For more information about Doosan Portable Power, click here

Kerite showcases high voltage cable

Kerite, a manufacturer of insulated utility and industrial power cable, is showcasing their High Voltage (HV) Cable and Cable Services (KCS) during POWER-GEN 2014. Kerite is a subsidiary of Marmon Utility.

Kerite is featuring its underground and subsea HV Cable products. Kerite HV Cable comes in voltages ranging from 46kV thru 138kV for power transmission applications.

Information on the company's comprehensive turnkey solution for high voltage installation projects will also be available.

Kerite booth #3081

Cleaver-Brooks demonstrates the power of total integration

Cleaver-Brooks is showcasing a variety of its full range boilers at booth #1213. Cleaver-Brooks boilers offer the best efficiency with the lowest emissions possible.

Boilers on display are:

  • Large Power Boilers - Ideal for integrated engineered boilers, burners and exhaust systems. Includes D-Style, D-Style Elevated Drum and modular Custom Boilers.
  • Auxiliary Boilers - Offering high steam temperatures in a large-capacity design using reliable refractory-free construction. Includes D-Style, A-Style, O-Style and CBND.
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) - Large capacity options with maximum shop assembly, eliminating filed erection time and costs. Includes Max-Fire, Modular HRSGs and Slant/VC.
  • Custom Engineered Freestanding Stacks - Integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for high-capacity and high-temperature applications that can reduce NOx emissions by up to 90 percent.
  • NATCOM Burner Retrofits - Industrial and utility burners, offering super-heating capabilities using CFD modeling to match the flame of existing boilers.

HIPOWER SYSTEMS demonstrates updated power generation equipment training academy

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power generation and power distribution equipment in North America, announced it has updated its online power generation equipment training academy, HIPOWER University.

The company demonstrated its 2014 Power Generation Training and 2014 Spark-Ignited Generators Training during POWER-GEN International.

“HIPOWER University doesn’t replace the hands-on training we conduct in the field or at our factory. Rather, it gives any owner, reseller or distributor of HIPOWER SYSTEMS generators an on-demand, easy-to-access resource for training at any time,” said HIPOWER SYSTEMS President Rafael Acosta.

“Providing excellent service is a major goal for us, and we consider training programs to be part of that service to our customers,” said HIPOWER SYSTEMS Regional Service Manager Ron Laroe. “The more we can teach end users and help them enjoy reliable operation and longevity from their generators, the happier and more satisfied everyone will be.”

If you are interested in the training visit Booth # 2641

Echogen Power Systems’ introduces waste heat recovery system

Echogen Power Systems, a producer of scalable sCO2 based heat-to-power systems, announced the commercial availability of its 7.3-MW EPS100 heat engine system as a turnkey solution during POWER-GEN International, the world’s largest exhibition designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with industry decision makers.

“By being the first to bring a commercial supercritical CO2 power cycle to the market, we have developed a heat engine that can outperform steam across our customers’ key value drivers - installed cost, operating and maintenance costs and levelized cost of electricity, all in a compact, energy dense, safe solution that does not require water to operate.  We intend to introduce our product with a core group of key early adopters/partners with whom we intend to build long term relationships and who represent a variety of applications including oil & gas, chemical processing, iron, steel, and glass.  Each of these industries experience tremendous energy losses in the form of waste heat – it is essentially the same thing as burning money.  We’re here to help them do better.” says Phil Brennan, CEO, Echogen Power Systems. “And we are especially keen in the near term on opportunities to work with clients interested in pairing the unit to a gas turbine to realize the power of a sCO2 combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) which we believe is the future of distributed and utility scale gas generation.”

“As the United States and the rest of the world experiences a shift in favor of natural gas based power production and away from coal, the advantages of a sCO2 based system are amplified relative to centuries old steam technologies.  This allows power production to be increased without the use of water,” says Dr. Timothy Held, Chief Technology Officer, Echogen Power Systems. “It allows us to produce more power at lower cost, using less space, and without the environmental complexities and maintenance challenges associated with a water based system.”

Echogen Power Systems will be at their partner Dresser-Rand’s (NYSE: DRC) booth #2615 during the Power-Gen International 2014 show.

HYTORC demonstrates Lithium Series Battery Gun

HYTORC President Eric Junkers and Chief Operating Officer Jason Junkers will unveil and demonstrate the company’s new battery-powered industrial bolting technology – the Lithium Series Battery Gun – at POWER-GEN International on Tuesday Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at booth #2521. POWER-GEN International is known to emphasize new solutions and innovations in the power-generation industry each year
With the need for external wires, pumps and additional handling parts removed, the HYTORC battery guns are able to significantly expand jobsite reach for a variety of power-generation applications.



GE Supplies New Turbines, Unveils New Retrofit Technologies that Increase Plant Capacity and Efficiency



GE 7F-5 Series Gas Turbine

General Electric (NYSE: GE) is deploying gas turbines at power plants in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and is also introducing new equipment that can be used to retrofit existing plants, driving up capacity and efficiency at those existing facilities.

GE unveiled the technologies in a Dec. 9 session with the media at PennWell’s annual Power Generation Week conference in Orlando.

In the U.S., GE will supply two of its highly efficient and flexible 7F.05 gas turbines to Calpine Corp. for the York 2 Energy Center, a nominal 760-MW, dual-fuel combined cycle plant near York, Pa. That project is adjacent to Calpine’s existing York Energy Center. The turbines are to be delivered to the site in December 2015.

These turbines will use GE’s Dry Lower NOx 2.6+ dual-fuel combustion system, which reduces NOx emissions to as low past 9 parts per million during gas-fired operations without using water injection technology. The turbines will also be able to operate on low-sulfur diesel fuel.

In Saudi Arabia, the first four of GE’s 7F.05 gas turbines at Saudi Electric Co.’s Power Plant 12 have reached commercial operation, with another four to follow. All eight units at PP12 should be operating commercially in combined-cycle mode by early 2015, delivering nearly 2,000 MW.

PP12 is part of Saudi Arabia’s plan to add 33 GW of power capacity by 2020. The eight units at PP12 are the first of 20 GE 7F.05 turbines to be delivered, with another 12 turbines for PP13 and PP14 to be delivered in late 2014 and early 2015.

Two new breakthrough technologies that GE announced for its 7F turbines - which can be built as part of new installations and retrofit on older ones – are the Dry Low NOx (DLN) 2.6+ Combustion and Advanced Compressor upgrades. These are the latest additions to GE’s Power FlexEfficiency portfolio of upgrade solutions.

Said Paul McElhinney, GE’s president and CEO of Power Generation Services: “These solutions will provide our customers with the operational flexibility to quickly respond as their needs evolve over time.”

The DLN 2.6+ solution adds fuel flexibility, allowing burns of up to 25 percent ethane or propane from shale gas, along with regular natural gas. The system can also handle up to 20 percent hydrogen. The first order for this upgrade system has been placed with an unnamed Midwest power plant. The technology also allows reductions of NOx emissions to as low as 5 ppm. It can be combined with GE’s OpFlex software to further reduce emissions.

The Advanced Compressor can increase efficiency (by up to 2 percent), output (by up to 12 percent) and operational availability. This system is new to the retrofit market, but already being used on new 7F.05 gas turbines.

MAN Diesel & Turbo to deliver equipment to Caribbean Utilities

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MDT), in a consortium with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), entered into an agreement with Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC) to deliver and install two 18.5-MW 18V48/60B medium-speed diesel generating units, one 2.7 MW steam turbine, and associated auxiliary equipment.

The generating units will be housed in a new purpose built power house at CUC's North Sound Plant in Grand Cayman and will be commissioned in June 2016.

MDT and BWSC have designed and installed 68-MW of diesel generating units for the CUC prior to this project.

2014 Articles

Harvard Law School professor pays Clean Power Plan is unconstitutional


Laurence H. Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard University and former mentor to Barack Obama, said in an article last week that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is unconstitutional.

3 SKorea workers die at nuke plant construction site


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company, which has come un...

UMaine in business of certifying turbine blades


ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has tested its largest wind turbine blade to date. UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center completed static strength testing this month of a 184-foot-long wind turbine...

Mergers, EPA carbon plan generated much attention during 2014


Mergers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, cheap natural gas and the polar vortex were among the most noteworthy generation stories of 2014.

Developer opens Ohio review for 800-MW, gas-fired project


Clean Energy Future-Lordstown LLC plans an 800-MW, gas-fired power project, and on Dec. 24 applied with the Ohio Power Siting Board for certain routine waivers it needs before filing a full siting application for this proj...

New England utility exec named to Vermont PSB


A woman who worked for Vermont's Department of Public Service for 17 years is going to become the next member of the utility-regulating Public Service Board. The appointment of Sarah Hofmann was announced Monday by Gov. Pe...

Brown picks aide to lead troubled California utility board


Gov. Jerry Brown named a former adviser on Tuesday to be the next head of California's troubled utilities commission, replacing a regulatory chief accused of back-channel dealings with utilities. Michael Picker, a former a...

Washington state carbon emissions dropped in 2011


Greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state dropped by about 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011, led by reductions in emissions from the electricity sector, according to the latest figures released by the state. The latest...

Group wants state regulators recused from PNM case


State regulators in less than two weeks are to begin deliberating a proposal that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the ...

Vermont Yankee plant prepares to shut down


The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is getting ready to shut down. Its owner, Entergy Corp., says it is closing the plant for economic reasons. The plant in Vernon is expected to disconnect from the regional power grid Monday.

PSEG Solar to acquire Maryland solar project from juwi


PSEG Solar Source will acquire a 12.9-MW solar energy facility near Waldorf, Maryland from juwi solar (JSI). The PSEG Waldorf Solar Energy Center will increase the capacity of PSEG Solar Source's portfolio to 123-MW.

PG&E discloses more emails with state regulators


California's largest power utility released a dozen more emails Monday that it said showed improper back-channel discussions between the utility and top state regulators.

Indianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed


Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm.

French power company to pay $772M in bribery case


A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking foreign government officials for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.

Nebraska nuclear plant back online after short outage


The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is back online less than a week after its main generator unexpectedly shut down as a precaution.

Ameren Missouri plans $135M in energy efficiency


Missouri's largest electric company said Monday that it plans to invest $135 million in energy efficiency programs for customers over a three-year period.

TEPCO completes nuclear fuel assemblies removal from Fukushima 4


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it has safely removed the fuel assemblies from the most damaged nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

B&W Vølund to build waste-to-energy power plant in Scotland


In a consortium with Interserve, Babcock & Wilcox Co.’s (B&W, NYSE:BWC) subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), will engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant f...

SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats


South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants.

PSC approves solar power project


The Public Service Commission has approved solar power project planned by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric in Mercer County.

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