ABB

Personnel promotions, moves, appointments

Kelvin Bray has been appointed GEC Alsthom`s Power Generation Division managing director, which has been set up by merging the activities of the electromechanical, gas turbine and diesel, and boilers and environmental systems divisions.

Baltic link breaks records

ABB is laying a 150-mile high-voltage dc transmission link under the Baltic sea. The cable, rated at 600 MW capacity with 450-kV dc, will run from Kruseberg, Sweden, to Herrenwyk, Germany. The project will set new world records for both length and capacity.

CMS, ABB partner in private expansion of Moroccan plant

The Moroccan government has selected a consortium of CMS Generation and ABB Energy Ventures to negotiate a definitive agreement for the privatization and expansion of the Jorf Lasfar power plant, located southwest of Casablanca in Morocco. CMS and ABB, both based in the United States, will each hold a 50 percent interest in the consortium.

Europe gives priority to reducing power plant NOx and SOx emissions

Cleaning up the environment is a major reason that Europe`s electric generating companies are installing scrubbers, low-NOx burners and AFBC

PFBC demos operate successfully

Advances in high-pressure fluidized bed combustion are the leading development in this interesting new solid-fuel combustion technology

Europe moving toward an open market

POWER-GEN Europe highlighted both the potential growth in a deregulated European power industry and the possibility of conflict with environmental objectives

IGTI conference concentrates on helping the gas turbine user

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."

New technology helps bring electricity to developing nations

America leads the world in power transmission technology due to the development of microprocessor relays

Microprocessor-based protection unit

The TPU(TM)-2000 is a microprocessor-based transformer protection unit. TPU-2000 offers protection, metering and monitoring for all three-phase, two-winding power transformers. It provides a comprehensive array of relay functions designed specifically to protect and prolong the operating life of transformers, while offering extensive metering and system monitoring capabilities.

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