NEWS RELEASE JULY 2016
Gas Turbine Owners Will Spend $300 Million for Pumps at New Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plants
Pumps are critical to the steam cycle in gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) plants. In 2017 more than $300 million will be spent on pumps for new GTCC generators. NAFTA will lead the way with 35 percent of the purchases. These forecasts were reached through McIlvaine research for N019 Pumps World Market and 59EI Gas Turbine and Combined Cycle Supplier Program
Boiler feedwater pumps for GTCC plants are challenged by the rapid cycling which is required. Wind and solar are playing an increasing role in power generation but their operations are not constant. As a result, the GTCC plants are operated to balance the fluctuating contribution from other sources. Flow accelerated corrosion and other problems are being addressed. Operators are being assisted in dealing with these problems in another McIlvaine service 59D Gas Turbine and Combined Cycle Decisions.