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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."

Pauwels buys Federal Pioneer from Schneider

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.

Siemens awarded contract to supply 15 gas turbines for Taiwan Power...

Siemens Power Corp. is working to fill a new contract for 15 gas turbines and other power generation equipment for what will become Taiwan`s largest combined-cycle power plant. The Taiwan Power Co. facility will be capable of producing 2,364 MW of electricity. Siemens values its contract at more than (US)$500 million. At least eight of the 15 gas turbines will be manufactured, assembled and shipped to Taiwan from Siemens worldwide manufacturing headquarters for 60-Hz cycle power generation equip

Boyce, Kema join forces to market total power plant condition monitoring...

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.


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.

Alsthom picks up multi-country gas turbine equipment orders

GEC Alsthom`s European Gas Turbines subsidiary (EGT) is working on four orders worth more than (US)$32 million to supply gas turbine power generation equipment for the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

Nuclear notes

Siemens` Power Generation Group is participating in a joint venture with eight companies of the Russian Ministry of Nuclear Energy for nuclear power plant instrumentation and control. The new company, A.O. Nuclearcontrol, will focus on engineering and marketing high-performance I&C systems, based on Siemens technology. The Nuclear Division of Siemens Power Corp. has received an operating license for a uranium conversion process facility at its nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in Lingen, Germany.

Darchem Engineering secures insulation contracts in Sweden

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.

Southern Electric, Amoco purchase Trinidad and Tobago utility interest

Southern Electric International Inc. and Amoco Business Development Co. have been chosen to negotiate the purchase of a 49 percent equity interest in the power generation facilities of Trinidad and Tobago. Specific terms are still under negotiation, according to Southern Electric.

People promotions, moves, changes, appointments

The Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) has elected Eckhard Strecker to chairman and Rudolph M. Grube to vice chairman for the 1994-95 term. Strecker is executive vice president, marketing, with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd. and Grube is director of the Fuel Management Department of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. Other board members include Dan. M. Collier, executive director of the WNFM, George B. Assie of Cameco Corp., Francis P. Herve of Elecricité de France, Rand

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