The next generation of solar thermal power plants will have reduced capital and power generation costs
Cleaning up the environment is a major reason that Europe`s electric generating companies are installing scrubbers, low-NOx burners and AFBC
Memcor has installed a continuous microfiltration (CMF) plant to pretreat water for a reverse osmosis (RO) plant at the Bokod power station near Budapest, Hungary. Zenon Systems Kft, a Hungarian subsidiary of Zenon Environmental Inc. of Canada, supplied the RO unit.
Everyone seems to be concerned with "the customer" these days, and those at the 39th ASME International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress/Users Symposium & Exposition (Turbo Expo `94) were no exception. In fact, the theme of the June Turbo Expo was "Maintain the Edge for the User."
Siemens AG has received a contract from National Power of Britain to build a 1,350-MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station at Didcot in Oxforshire, England. With a thermal efficency of approximately 56 percent, this will be the largest and most efficient plant in National Power`s portfolio.
Schneider Canada Inc. has agreed to sell its subsidiary, Federal Pioneer, to Pauwels International of Belgium. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but the sale is a result of Schneider Canada`s strategic decision to focus on the low- and medium-voltage sector of its business. Federal Pioneer is in the large power transformer business.
Darchem Engineering of Scotland has secured contracts valued at more than (US)$3.1 million for metallic foil insulation systems for nuclear power plants in Sweden. The principal order, awarded by a Framatome consortium, is for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of the insulation on three replacement steam generators at Ringhals 3. The contract is set for completion by August 1995.
POWER-GEN Europe highlighted both the potential growth in a deregulated European power industry and the possibility of conflict with environmental objectives
Political and market changes in Central and Eastern Europe have created major new challenges for the electric power suppliers.
Boyce Engineering International of Houston, Texas, USA, and Kema of Arnhem, the Netherlands, are working together under a signed agreement to market a condition monitoring system for electric power stations and cogeneration plant systems fired with fossil fuels.