MPSA Buys Pratt & Whitney
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) of the U.S., under which MHI will acquire Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS), the small and medium-size gas turbine business unit of Pratt & Whitney (P&W), an aero-engine manufacturer.
MHI and UTC, P&W’s parent company, signed the agreement earlier this week. MHI, which has focused its gas turbine business principally on large-capacity, high-efficiency systems, will diversify its power generation product portfolio with the acquisition of PWPS.
PWPS’s aero-derivative gas turbines, widely used for emergency power generation applications, have a compact design and rapid start-up time. Over 1,700 units have been delivered to date, worldwide. Going forward, growth is anticipated in applications requiring a flexible power source complementary to a renewable-energy power source. Robust market demand is also expected as small power sources for application in emerging markets.
The industrial gas turbine FT8 from PWPS is economical, and consists of a gas generator GG8-3 and the power turbine PT8. The gas generator delivers energy rich exhaust gas power turbine, where it is the mechanical connection turbine through a flexible coupling to the driven load (generator), performs useful work. Other products offered by PWPS are the Swiftpac30 and Swiftpac60. While the Swiftpac30 includes one unit GTU, the Swiftpac60 includes two gas turbine units.
PWPS engages primarily in the engineering, assembly and sales of aero-derivative gas turbines and also provides gas turbine services and engineering, procurement and construction services of related power generation systems. The company has approximately 430 employees and owns a majority share of Turboden s.r.l. of Italy, a manufacturer of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbines, which will also be included as part of the acquisition.
PWPS US operations will be aligned with Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA), headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. With the addition of flexible and reliable small and medium-size offerings to its product portfolio through the acquisition of PWPS, MPSA will now be able to meet broader customer needs through combinations of those units and high-efficiency machines.
Turboden’s ORC turbines have the capability to generate power or supply hot water using a relatively low-temperature heat source, e.g. biomass, factory waste heat or geothermal energy. Until now the company has sold more than 300 units in 20 countries, primarily in Europe. In Japan, increasing opportunities are emerging to use this technology in biomass and geothermal applications.
“Gov’t furious over Formosa plant fire” shouts a headline in theMarch 28, 2013 read more
Oil refineries and other large industrial operations may face steMarch 1, 2013 read more
HALIFAX — An investigation has been launched into an electrical fFebruary 20, 2013 read more
When we consider fire safety codes, ordinances, standards, and siFebruary 19, 2013 read more
KIEV -- Ukraine and Shell will sign a landmark multibillion-dollaJanuary 28, 2013 read more
This article was originally published in Turbomachinery InternatiJanuary 18, 2013 read more
As we near the close of 2012, KEVTA wishes all of our customers,December 21, 2012 read more
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreemenDecember 18, 2012 read more
In late September, Mexican State owned oil company PEMEX reportedDecember 17, 2012 read more
The past 12 months have seen continuing instability in the MiddleDecember 4, 2012 read more
Following the November 16 fire on the Black Elk Energy-operated WNovember 30, 2012 read more
Originally published by Turbomachinery International, the articleSeptember 11, 2012 read more
Investment groups that bought BP shares on the London Stock ExchaSeptember 7, 2012 read more
Four workers were injured in a fire at the refinery in the northeSeptember 4, 2012 read more
A blaze at Venezuela’s largest refinery spread to a third storageAugust 28, 2012 read more
Japan's top oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy said one of thAugust 23, 2012 read more
A fire was extinguished Tuesday evening aboard a platform workingAugust 22, 2012 read more
ONGC reports a major new oil discovery offshore western India.August 21, 2012 read more
An explosion on August 2nd inside the Co-Generation Plant at theAugust 12, 2012 read more
GE announced recently that it will reorganize its Energy businessJuly 26, 2012 read more
The turbine and turbine generator sets market is set to reach a wJune 28, 2012 read more
United Technologies Corp is looking to sell power generation asseJune 21, 2012 read more
A fire broke out in a generator on the offshore oil production SeMay 29, 2012 read more
Firefighters were called to a fire at the Hinkley Point B nuclearMay 21, 2012 read more
Join KEVTA Fire Systems, a unique combination of people and technMay 16, 2012 read more
Two recent incidents could hurt Danish wind turbine manufacturerApril 13, 2012 read more
France's Total sent fire-fighting ships close to the scene of a gApril 4, 2012 read more
Sadly, Nicolas Cuevas, one of three contract workers injured in aMarch 15, 2012 read more
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems recently announced the developmMarch 12, 2012 read more
Moody's Investors Service cut its rating outlook for United TechnMarch 9, 2012 read more
The manager of BP's Cherry Point refinery says a fire earlier thiFebruary 28, 2012 read more
State safety inspectors are investigating the cause of a dramaticFebruary 20, 2012 read more
Earlier this month, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, as part of its earningFebruary 17, 2012 read more
After 12 years working for the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, CoryFebruary 16, 2012 read more
Authorities are investigating what caused a wind turbine to catchFebruary 2, 2012 read more
Late in 2011, a gas turbine at a Shoreham National Grid facilityFebruary 1, 2012 read more
Two workers are being treated for serious injuries following anJanuary 31, 2012 read more
Chevron Corp. doesn’t expect to put out a fire that started lastJanuary 27, 2012 read more
A spokesperson for Pasadena Refining System has issued an updatedJanuary 26, 2012 read more