Siemens opens £13m operations centre in Lincoln

The Global Service Operations Centre (GSOC) will manage parts and services to support the global network

Siemens gives Kuwaiti gas plant ‘clean’ 263MW boost

Siemens is to boost the capacity of a power plant in Kuwait by 263MW, without using any additional gas. The company plans to expand the Az Zour South 3 open cycle gas turbine power plant and convert it to a highly efficient combined cycle system. The addition of both a high pressure turbine and a lower pressure […]

Global gas turbine market forecast to fall

The global gas turbine market is forecast to fall by 2021. That would be from $8.49 billion (£6.6bn) in 2016 to around $7.73 billion (£6bn) in the next four years, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. It states global economic recession and the decrease in the price of gas turbines have “heavily impacted” market […]

Centrica prepares for new King’s Lynn CCGT plant

Work on the installation of a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) and major refurbishment works at King’s Lynn power station is set to start next month. The 370MW project was confirmed in December last year as part of a £180 million investment programme into flexible plants. When complete, King’s Lynn will is expected to […]

Siemens makes first 3D-printed gas turbine blades

Siemens has completed its first full load engine tests for the world’s first 3D-printed gas turbine blades in the UK. It claims to have successfully validated multiple 3D printed blades with a conventional blade design at full engine conditions. That means the components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250°C. 3D […]

Rolls-Royce sells energy arm to Siemens for £785m

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its energy production arm to Siemens for £785 million. The British engineering firm will also receive a further £200 million for a 25-year licensing agreement once the transaction for the gas turbine and compressor business has been completed. John Rishton, CEO of Rolls-Royce said: “This agreement will give […]

Siemens wins $967m Saudi power plant order

Engineering giant Siemens has won an order worth $966.8 million (£629.5m) to supply key components for a power plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The combined cycle power station is designed to supply electricity to a refinery and the Jazan Industrial city area in the southwest of the country. The plant will have a […]

Alstom wins €40m contract for Nigerian gas turbine

French engineering firm Alstom has won a contract from the Nigerian government to supply a 160 MW gas turbine. The €40million (£35m) deal from Nigeria’s Ministry of Power sees Alstom add a second of its turbines to the Afam power plant. The new turbine will bring Alstom’s power supply in the country to more than […]