Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF, recently switched from a diesel-driven power plant to a gas turbine with a synchronous generator to supply electricity to its gas/oil separation plant (GOSP) at the Nakhla site in the Libyan desert.
Electric Machinery recently supplied six (6) 2-pole generators to Chevron for two of their large offshore floating platform projects which will be operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The generators will be driven by GE LM2500 gas turbines and will provide the main power onboard the platforms.
Synchronous motors are increasingly the motor of choice in high power, heavy load applications. This is due to their ability to reduce electrical energy costs, and improve energy efficiency, by correcting power factor on the motor power supply. Because of the size and nature of the applications in which synchronous motors are used, the energy savings can be considerable, and often result in fast payback of the motor expenditure; with all subsequent savings helping to reduce the user’s operating costs.
WEG, a major global solutions provider of power supply, power distribution, power transmission and turnkey automation systems, has been honoured with an award in the Top Companies for Leaders study 2011. The award, presented annually by Aon Hewitt, the global leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions, is recognition of the individual and teamwork efforts of WEG personnel in promoting the WEG brand, and of taking the company to a position of global leadership development and success. .