US invests $16m to develop ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbine use

Projects will also develop new manufacturing processes that ensure turbine blades can withstand the extreme operating environments commonly found in natural gas turbines in both the aviation and power generation sectors

Rolls-Royce resumes testing of advanced low emission technology for engines

Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part of the company’s wider sustainability strategy

New milestone for 3D printed burner for gas turbine

It has been operating for more than 8,000 hours with no reported issues

Siemens to invest €30m in UK 3D printing facility

Siemens believes 3D printing, also called Additive Manufacturing, opens up “new attractive prospects” in the manufacture of gas turbines

EU grants approval for €12.4bn GE-Alstom deal

EU regulators have approved the €12.4 billion (£9.1bn) buyout of French firm Alstom’s power equipment business by US-based General Electric. It is however subject to GE selling Alstom’s heavy duty gas turbines, which are mainly used in gas-fired power plants, to Italian rival Ansaldo. The European Commission expects the move to help Ansaldo become a strong […]

‘End of an era’ as Cockenzie coal plant closes

Scottish coal plant Cockenzie shut down its turbines for the last time today as its operator ScottishPower proclaimed the “end of an era”. The Station Manager Bill Kelly switched off unit 2 at Cockenzie plant this morning (pictured). When the 45 year old coal-fired power station opened in 1967, it was the largest power station […]

Rolls-Royce bags contract worth up to $650 million

Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts worth up to $650 million by a Brazilian oil and gas company, Petrobras. Rolls-Royce will supply 32 gas turbines, which includes waste to heat recovery units. The turbines will be used on eight specialist vessels for the extraction of oil and gas. The British company will also provide long-term services, […]