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Private power producer abandons status quo, reaps success

The dissolving of Great Britain`s national electric utility, the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB), brought many changes to the power generation industry in that country. This new industry landscape was the setting for the emergence of a new private generating company, PowerGen. No longer bound to ways from the past, the utility was free to try new ideas in producing electricity.

German power plant equipment manufacturers look toward international markets

German producers of electric power plant equipment are looking more at the international markets. After the modernization of 4,000-MW power plants in the eastern part of Germany and the construction of approximately 10,000 MW of new capacity, there is a foreseeable slack period for the order books. In addition, Western Germany had no need for the additional capacity of new coal-fired plants. However, there is still a need for building small cogeneration units with gas engines and gas turbines

Electric power plants are operating at high efficiency and low CO2

Coal-fired power plants with efficiencies of 45 percent or greater, and low CO2, are now being offered by the German companies such as ABB, Siemens, Babcock, EVT, MAN Energie and Steinm?ller in capacities of 500, 600 and 700 MW. According to the companies, the high efficiency is possible through the use of new materials that allow higher temperatures in the boilers and turbines of up to 580 C and pressures up to 285 bar.

No Financial Borders

Interview by Helmut Sendner, Contributing Editor, with Dr. Fritz P. Ruess, Siemens Power Ventures Inc., Managing Director, Erlangen, Germany

90-MW diesel power plant chosen for Middle East

MAN B&W is a major supplier of diesel engines for stationary power generation. Its diesel generating sets range from 500-kW emergency power generating units used for small-scale factory applications up to 150-MW turnkey diesel power stations serving regions not covered by a national grid system. The world?s first large-scale diesel power station was built in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. This station had six MAN four-cylinder, four-stroke engines.

Business news and new business

Shanghai Electric Corp. and Westinghouse Electric Corp. have agreed to form several joint-venture companies in China. The new companies will design and manufacture power generation equipment. They are expected to begin operations by the end of the year, pending government approvals.

Industry comes together in search for solutions

POWER-GEN Europe `95 confirms technological advances, equipment improvements and expert predictions are lighting the way

POWER-GEN Asia set in Singapore in conjunction with DA/DSM(TM) Asia

POWER-GEN Asia `95 is coming to the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center on Sept. 27-29, 1995. One highlight of this year`s event will be the launch of Singapore Power, the company that will take over the electricity and gas operations of Singapore`s Public Utilities Board (PUB), a state-owned utility that is to be privatized soon.

Combined-cycle gas turbines: The technology of choice for new power plants

Combined-cycle efficiencies of up to 60 percent are now possible when advanced gas turbine technology is utilized

Siemens posts record sales in fiscal 94

Siemens is pushing to increase its share of the world energy construction market through a new subsidiary, fresh partnerships and a new view on plant design.