Power Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.power-technology.com web site http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ Power Technology-Updates http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Sulzer Introduces Pumping Solutions for Clean Water Applications http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/plant/sulzer-power/presssulzer-pumping-clean-water.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/plant/sulzer-power/presssulzer-pumping-clean-water.html The flagship of Sulzer's product portfolio for the clean water market is the new, highly reliable and efficient standard axially split casing SMD pump. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMT Japanese researchers find molybdenum silicides improve turbine blade efficiency http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsjapanese-researchers-find-molybdenum-silicides-improve-turbine-blades-efficiency-5015312 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsjapanese-researchers-find-molybdenum-silicides-improve-turbine-blades-efficiency-5015312 Researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University have found molybdenum silicide-based composites improve the efficiency of turbine blades. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Ghazanfar Group signs agreement to develop new gas power plant in Afghanistan http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsghazanfar-group-signs-agreement-to-develop-new-gas-power-plant-in-afghanistan-5014418 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsghazanfar-group-signs-agreement-to-develop-new-gas-power-plant-in-afghanistan-5014418 The Government of Afghanistan and leading private Afghan conglomerate Ghazanfar Group have signed an agreement to develop the country’s first gas-based power plant in Mazar-e-Sharif. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Vestas wins 214MW order from MidAmerican for Wind XI project in Iowa, US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsvestas-wins-214mw-order-from-midamerican-for-wind-xi-project-in-iowa-us-5014410 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsvestas-wins-214mw-order-from-midamerican-for-wind-xi-project-in-iowa-us-5014410 Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won a contract to provide turbine components for MidAmerican Energy's 2,000MW Wind XI project in Iowa, US. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Report: Asia-Pacific wind turbine tower market to witness significant decline http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsreport-asia-pacific-wind-turbine-tower-market-to-witness-significant-decline-5013589 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsreport-asia-pacific-wind-turbine-tower-market-to-witness-significant-decline-5013589 The Asia-Pacific wind turbine tower market is expected to suffer a compound annual growth rate of -10.5% despite maintaining its status as a global leader, says a report by GlobalData. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Siemens builds one of the largest geared compressor rotors in the world http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-builds-worlds-largest-geared-compressor-rotor-5013587 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-builds-worlds-largest-geared-compressor-rotor-5013587 Siemens has manufactured and tested one of the largest compressor rotors in the world at its facility in Duisburg, Germany. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Encana Corporation, 8point3 Energy Partners, and InfraRed Capital Partners http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-encana-corporation-8point3-energy-partners-infrared-capital-partners-5012659 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-encana-corporation-8point3-energy-partners-infrared-capital-partners-5012659 Encana Corporation has priced a public offering of 107 million shares at $9.35 each to raise $1.45bn. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: SunPower, United Photovoltaics (Changzhou) Investment, and Deutsche Windtechnik http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-sunpower-corporation-united-photovoltaics-changzhou-investment-deutsche-windtechnik-5012413 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-sunpower-corporation-united-photovoltaics-changzhou-investment-deutsche-windtechnik-5012413 SunPower Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire AU Optronics Corp's (AOU) stakes in the AUO SunPower joint venture. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin opens bioenergy plant in Owego, New York http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-opens-bioenergy-plant-in-owego-new-york-5013392 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-opens-bioenergy-plant-in-owego-new-york-5013392 US-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has opened a new bioenergy plant designed to convert waste into clean, renewable energy for its facility in Owego, New York. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Switchboards for Power Plants and Substations http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/switchgear/elettropicena-sud-product-brochure/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/switchgear/elettropicena-sud-product-brochure/ A product brochure showing ELETTROPICENA SUD's Compact, Polaris, Unices, and TSC units, as well as a number of other products available. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:17:00 GMT Gas Generator Sets to Guarantee Operation of the Natural Gas Network in Romania http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/gensets/himoinsa-power/pressgas-generator-guarantee-natural-gas-network.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/gensets/himoinsa-power/pressgas-generator-guarantee-natural-gas-network.html HIMOINSA generator sets are supplied with natural gas from the Transgaz transport network and guarantee operation of the control equipment in the handling stations during winter snowstorms. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:25:00 GMT L-3 MAPPS Participates in the Tihange 1 Simulator Inauguration Ceremony in Belgium http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/training/l-3-mapps1/pressl-3-mapps-tihange-1-simulator-inauguration-ceremony.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/training/l-3-mapps1/pressl-3-mapps-tihange-1-simulator-inauguration-ceremony.html L-3 MAPPS announced today that it participated in the official inauguration ceremony of ENGIE Electrabel's (Electrabel) Tihange 1 full scope operator training simulator on September 21, 2016. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:18:00 GMT Independent Market Assessment on Southwest Power Pool Market, US http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/powerplantequip/independent-market/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/powerplantequip/independent-market/ Ascend Analytics has performed an independent market assessment valuing 200MW equivalent of Wärtsilä 50SG engines and General Electric (GE) 7FA turbines for Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Lubbock price node from March 1 to September 1, 2014. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä Supplies Power Plant to Saudi Arabia http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/powerplantequip/wartsila/presswrtsil-power-plant-saudi-arabia.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/powerplantequip/wartsila/presswrtsil-power-plant-saudi-arabia.html Wärtsilä has signed a major contract to supply a 161MW Flexicycle (combined cycle) power plant to Yamama Cement Company in Saudi Arabia. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Europe’s long road to the single energy market http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureeuropes-long-road-to-the-single-energy-market-5000219/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureeuropes-long-road-to-the-single-energy-market-5000219/ The EU is working steadily towards its long-term vision of a single internal European energy market. But an array of obstacles remains before the potential of integrated markets can truly be unlocked. Platts associate editorial director Henry Edwarde… Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Tenaska’s 150MW solar project in California begins commercial operation http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstenaskas-150mw-solar-project-in-california-begins-commercial-operations-5011841 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstenaskas-150mw-solar-project-in-california-begins-commercial-operations-5011841 US-based independent power producer Tenaska’s new 150MW solar plant in Southern California has started full commercial operation. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Danish firm NKT Cables to acquire ABB’s cable business for $934m http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdanish-firm-nkt-cables-to-acquire-abbs-cable-business-for-934m-5012860 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdanish-firm-nkt-cables-to-acquire-abbs-cable-business-for-934m-5012860 Danish manufacturer NKT Cables has agreed to acquire ABB’s global high-voltage cable system business for €836m ($934m). Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Gamesa to install turbines at Sarahnlom windfarm in Thailand http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgamesa-to-install-tallest-turbines-at-sarahnlom-wind-farm-in-thailand-5011277 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgamesa-to-install-tallest-turbines-at-sarahnlom-wind-farm-in-thailand-5011277 Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has been contracted to install turbines at the Sarahnlom windfarm in Thailand. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Teles Pires Hydroelectric Power Plant http://www.power-technology.com/projects/teles-pires-hydroelectric-power-plant/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/teles-pires-hydroelectric-power-plant/ The Teles Pires hydroelectric plant is a 1,820MW project built on the River Teles Pires, a tributary of the River Tapajós, on the border of the states of Pará and Mato Grosso in the respective municipalities of Jacareacanga and Paranaíta in Brazil. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Tried and Tested Technology, Innovatively Refined http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/energy/hauff-technik/presstried-and-tested-technology-refined.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/energy/hauff-technik/presstried-and-tested-technology-refined.html In the world of pipeline sealing modular seals are an established product. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT