Supplies at Work: Industrial gas turbine to supply electricity to textile facilities

Supplies at Work: Siemens wins first order for SGT-750 industrial gas turbine in North America

Siemens Energy (www.siemens.com/energy) has received the first order from North America for the supply of its SGT-750 industrial gas turbine. The purchaser is Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of textile manufacturer Grupo Kaltex (http://www.kaltex.com.mx/acercatext.html). When commercially operational in October 2013, the 36-megawatt (MW) facility will supply electricity to the textile facilities operated by Grupo Kaltex in Mexico.

The Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., combined heat and power plant with a total installed capacity of 36 MW will be located in Altamira, in Tamaulipas State, Mexico. One-third of the total electrical capacity will be used for the Kaltex facility on site and two-thirds will be fed into the grid for other Kaltex facilities in Mexico. The plant will meet approximately 40 percent of Kaltex's power needs in Mexico. The SGT-750 turbine will generate all the process steam needed for producing synthetic fibers.

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Supplies at Work: Atlas Copco awarded mining order in South Africa

Atlas Copco (www.atlascopco.com) will deliver Pit Viper 351 blasthole drilling rigs to Kumba Iron Ore (www.kumba.co.za), a unit of Anglo American.

The equipment will be supplied to the Sishen Mine in Kathu, northwest South Africa. The units are scheduled to be delivered from July 2012, and the last unit should be introduced into productivity in March 2013.

Atlas Copco was recently identified by Anglo American as one of two preferred suppliers of surface drills with a drill diameter bigger than 165 mm. Sishen, one of the seven largest open-pit mines in the world, already has an existing fleet of ten Pit Viper 351s.

Learn more about Atlas Copco and Kumba Iron Ore