May 19, 2020

Complete Combined Cycle Power Plant available immediately

Energy
Surus Inversa
Combined Cycle Power Plant
Surus Inversa
3 min
Complete Combined Cycle Power Plant available immediately

The economic viability of Combined Cycle Power Plants in Spain has been compromised during this last decade due to a variety of reasons that make them no longer profitable. Consequently, some plants of this mixed generation are starting to close.

The Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Tarragona is one of the first examples of this closures and it is now for sale to be relocated and continue working in countries where combined cycle generation is much more profitable and economically viable.

The plant is in conservation and the main elements are in their early stage of life cycle so it becomes an opportunity to continue producing.

Surus Inversa is the company in charge of the sale and will support the parties in the removal and logistics activities advising about the best alternatives and subcontractors in case needed. Surus is endeavored to help companies to manage their assets through circular economy solutions, always seeking for more sustainable ways of proceed and for the reuse of every asset avoiding waste disposals and emissions.

The plant works on a Single Shaft configuration with a gas turbine and a steam turbine, both connected to a single alternator. The energy source used to feed the plant is natural gas and diesel as an alternative when necessary. It has a gross electrical power of 395,01 MW 50hz.

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The plant started operating in 2003. In 2015 was its administrative closure and in 2017 its last connection.

Here is a list of the main elements of the plant:

Gas Turbine: GE 9FA Composed of inlet guide vanes, a multistage axial flow compressor, 18-chamber combustion system, water injection system, dual fuel system (natural gas and diesel fuel). It presents static start mode and high efficiency pulsating air filter.

Steam Turbine: General Electric Power Systems D-10ª. It has two bodies: one of high / medium pressure of inverse flows and another of low pressure of double flow. It also contains toner; common lubrication oil system with gas turbine and generator; sealing oil system and protections for overspeed, vibration, pressure and temperature in the intake and exhaust.

Alternator: 468 MVA to 19 kV connected in star and cooled by hydrogen. It has static type excitation system and automatic voltage regulator.

Recovery Boiler: Alstom Power Boilers, GR-0690 multipressure, horizontal, unfired heat recovery steam generator. It is composed of economizer, low pressure recirculation system, evaporator, overheating section, intermediate pressure reheat section, intake ducts, direction and exhaust gas discharge of the gas turbine.

For a comprehensive inspection, further information about the plant and the terms and conditions of sale, interested parties should contact Jorge Lopez, email [email protected] or phone 34913524507. To view more pictures and information access https://tarragonapowerplant.com/power-plant-sale/

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Jun 21, 2021

How AWS helps NASCAR delight its fans

AWS
NASCAR
3 min
Customer obsession and working backwards from the customer is a mantra of Amazon Web Services (AWS), epitomizing its partnership with NASCAR

AWS needs no introduction to readers of Technology Magazine but we rarely get an opportunity to look closely at how it serves the sports sector. All major sports draw in a huge supporter base that they want to nurture and support. Technology is the key to every major sports organization and enabling this is the driving force for AWS, says Matt Hurst, Head of Global Sports Marketing and Communications for AWS. “In sports, as in every industry, machine learning and artificial intelligence and high performance computing are helping to usher in the next wave of technical sports innovation.”

AWS approaches sports in three principal areas. “The first is unlocking data’s potential: leagues and teams hold vast amounts of data and AWS is enabling them to analyze that data at scale and make better, more informed decisions. The second is engaging and delighting fans: with AWS fans are getting deeper insights through visually compelling on-screen graphics and interactive Second Screen experiences. And the third is rapidly improving sports performance: leagues and teams are using AWS to innovate like never before.”

Among the many global brands that partner with AWS are Germany's Bundesliga, the NFL, F1, the NHL, the PGA Tour and of course NASCAR. NASCAR has worked with AWS on its digital transformation (migrating it's 18 petabyte video archive containing 70 years of historical footage to AWS), to optimize its cloud data center operations and to enable its global brand expansion. AWS Media Services powers the NASCAR Drive mobile app, delivering broadcast-quality content for more than 80 million fans worldwide. The platform, including AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaStore, helps NASCAR provide fans instant access to the driver’s view of the race track during races, augmented by audio and a continually updated leaderboard. “And NASCAR will use our flagship machine learning service Amazon SageMaker to train deep learning models to enhance metadata and video analytics.”

Using AWS artificial intelligence and machine learning, NASCAR aims to deliver even more fan experiences that they'd never have anticipated. “Just imagine a race between Dale Earnhardt Sr and Dale Jr at Talladega! There's a bright future, and we're looking forward to working with NASCAR, helping them tap into AWS technology to continue to digitally transform, innovate and create even more fan experiences.”

Just as AWS is helping NASCAR bridge that historical gap between the legacy architecture and new technology, more customers are using AWS for machine learning than any other provider. As an example, who would have thought five years ago that NFL would be using  ML to predict and prevent injury to its players? Since 2017, the league has utilized AWS as its official cloud and ML provider for the NFL Next Gen Stats (NGS) platform, which provides real-time location data, speed, and acceleration for every player during every play on every inch of the field. “One of the most potentially revolutionary components of the NFL-AWS partnership,” says Matt Hurst, “is the development of the 'Digital Athlete,' a computer simulation model that can be used to replicate infinite scenarios within the game environment—including variations by position and environmental factors, emphasizing the league's commitment to player safety.”

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