Products & Technology

An Engine “Game Changer?”

BY IAN CAMERON Engine technology aimed at the heavy-duty truck sector and for stationary distributed systems and described as “potentially game-changing” has been unveiled by the United Kingdom-headquartered Ricardo. The Ricardo CryoPower concept aims to substantially...

A New Class Of Gas Turbines

BY ROBERTA PRANDI Siemens unveiled its new HL-class, the next generation of larger air-cooled gas turbines that represents a push for higher power plant efficiency – a must for operators nowadays – with the gas...

Evolutionary Development

Upgrading the performance of gas turbines has been common since the first gas turbines were introduced more than a hundred years ago. Often turbines were introduced with relatively conservative outputs and efficiencies followed by...

Rolls Touts Hybrid Rail ‘Breakthrough’

Rolls-Royce is touting what it calls a pioneering breakthrough for hybrid rail drive systems. The company said both Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, the state railway of the Republic of Ireland, and Porterbrook, the UK’s largest...

A Powerful Lady

BY ROBERTA PRANDI After first firing in May 2016 at the Ansaldo Energia Test Power Plant in Birr, Switzerland, the new Ansaldo Energia GT36 gas turbine successfully passed a series of rigorous test campaigns, and...

Taking Powerful Steps

BY DJ SLATER Fairbanks Morse is taking major steps to become more than a medium-speed engine provider. The first moves by the Beloit, Wis., division of EnPro Industries, came in the form of the Trident OP...

Printed Blades From Siemens

Siemens said it achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full-load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The company successfully validated multiple AM printed turbine blades with a...

MAN Scores First Order For Hybrid Propulsion System

MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has received the first order for the full HyProp ECO hybrid propulsion system. HyProp ECO combines a diesel engine with a frequency-converter-driven shaft-alternator/motor and features multiple operational modes. Jointly...

Micro Gas Turbines With High Speed Motors

  Switzerland-based manufacturer of electric motors, compressors and converters Celeroton has launched a line of electric converters which can control the operational modes of micro gas turbines for stationary or mobile power generation. All Celeroton...
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GE Offering 6B Gas Turbine Repower Solution

GE’s Power Services business said it is marking the 40th anniversary of its 6B gas turbine fleet by launching the company’s first 6B repowering solution. GE also announced it has signed its first agreement for...