The FLEXTURBINE consortium is built around an industrially initiated nucleus: Core representatives of the European turbine industry have joined forces and involved leading European universities and research institutes to address the identified research and technology questions. They will cooperate to achieve the project objectives, sharing experience and know-how and developing results with complementary skills. The following figure outlines the contributions of each partner to the FLEXTURBINE topics and the impact on the future market drivers for flexible energy generation.
The consortium setup comprises all steps of the value chain and thus ensures that the technology is applied as soon as possible. The industrial design capabilities are complemented by selected high profile university departments, which are also involved in modelling activities as well as in preforming rig and component tests.

Fig. 1 - Partners Contribution and Impact

 

Consortium Map & Partner Details

Ansaldo Energia

Ansaldo Energia Switzerland

Ansaldo Energia Switzerland complies of technology and other important assets of ALSTOM’s former power and grid businesses. This contains:
• All Alstom's heavy duty gas turbine intellectual property rights for the latest ratings of the GT26 and GT36 turbines, existing upgrades and pipeline technology for future upgrades;
• Servicing agreements for 34 GT26 turbines already sold in recent years by Alstom;
• More than 400 former Alstom employees in Baden, Switzerland who will continue to develop the Alstom heavy duty gas turbine technology and support the service and turbines business;
• Alstom's Power System Manufacturing ("PSM"), a company based in Florida, United States, mainly focused on other OEM aftermarket businesses.

Ansaldo Energia Italy

Ansaldo Energia s.r.l in Italy was founded on 1st September 2014 by Ansaldo Energia S.p.A (AEN), which assigned the branch ”Innovation & Product Development“ to the new company; 100 % of the stock capital is owned by AEN and all the activities of R&D, previously in charge of AEN, are now carried out by A.S.EN. Ansaldo Energia is one of the main original equipment manufacturer in the field of machinery for power production, including gas and steam turbines and electric generators. With an installed capacity of over 175,000 MW in more than 90 countries and about 3,300 workers, AEN is Italy’s largest supplier, installer and service provider for power generation plants and components. Founded in 1863, it is full-cycle, integrated operator, with the capabilities to build turnkey power plants on green field sites using its own technologies and its own independent design, production, construction, commissioning and service resources. In particular, AEN products consists of:
• a complete range of heavy duty gas turbines (from 75 to 310 MW) for power generation applications; company’s proven designs, manufacturing capabilities and commissioning skills, combine with flexibility in matching customer needs with tailored solutions;
• a comprehensive portfolio of 50 Hz and 60 Hz non-reheat and reheat steam turbines ranging (from 40 MW to 1000 MW) for conventional steam cycles, combined cycles, nuclear and cogeneration ap-plications;
• a complete line of geothermal steam turbines from 20 MW to 150 MW;
• a selection of air cooled, H2 and H2/water cooled turbine generators in the 10 to 1300 MVA;
• open and combined cycle power plants.

AEN through A.S.EN aims to new products developments and fleet technological upgrade.

 

Role in the project

Ansaldo Energia Switzerland

Ansaldo Energia Switzerland complies of technology and other important assets of ALSTOM’s former power and grid businesses. This contains:
• All Alstom's heavy duty gas turbine intellectual property rights for the latest ratings of the GT26 and GT36 turbines, existing upgrades and pipeline technology for future upgrades;
• Servicing agreements for 34 GT26 turbines already sold in recent years by Alstom;
• More than 400 former Alstom employees in Baden, Switzerland who will continue to develop the Alstom heavy duty gas turbine technology and support the service and turbines business;
• Alstom's Power System Manufacturing ("PSM"), a company based in Florida, United States, mainly focused on other OEM aftermarket businesses.

Ansaldo Energia Italy

Ten years have passed since ASEN has abandoned all the licences agreements and set off on a growth path based on an independent technology and innovation, mainly in the domain of gas and steam turbines. Different technological areas are always in progress: FLEXTURBINE will give ASEN not only the chance to apply its capabilities in material modelling for component stress analysis and life evaluations but also to contribute its major knowhow in the design of efficient and reliable axial turbine blading.

 

 

Personnel involved

Ansaldo Energia Switzerland

Ruedel, Uwe (m)

AES representative in the FLEXTURBINE consortium with several years of experience in the turbine R&D business. Uwe Ruedel studied Mechanical Engineering in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Nottingham (UK) and holds a PhD degree on jet impingement heat transfer.

Nussbaum, Julien (m)

Structural Mechanics Engineer in the Mechanical Integrity group of the R&D Gas Turbines department. Julien Nussbaum earned a Degree in Scientific Computing and a Master Degree from ISITV, Toulon, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Strasbourg. He is responsible for Lifetime Assessment of Hot Turbine Parts and for material and part tests for new engine designs.

Kellerer, Rudolf (m)

Rudolf Kellerer studied Mechanical Engineer and holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart. Dr. Kellerer worked for ABB/ALSTOM Power for 22 years and is Head of the Mechanical Integrity Group since 2004.

 

Ansaldo Energia Italy


Carla Mao

carla.mao@asen.ansaldo.it
 

Mauro Macciò

Mr. Macciò is currently employed at ASEN in the Product Development Department as Chief Engineer

in Structural Integrity. He is working to provide specialist support on the turbomachinery issues, to supervise the products development, to define programmes aimed to the development mechanical disciplines. He has about 30 years’ work experience in the mechanical topics of steam and gas turbines. He has an Ad-vanced University degree in Mechanical Engineering  (Università degli Studi di Genova).

mauro.maccio@aen.ansaldo.it
 

Andrea Riva

Mr. Riva currently works at ASEN in the product development department, in the Materials Modelling

and Lifing group. Andrea's main field of work is nickel base superalloy and steel components life evaluation in high temperature service condition. Andrea Riva graduated at Politecnico di Milano (M. Sc. degree in Physics engineering) and at Ecole Centrale de Lyon (M. Sc. in General Engineering). Master in  “Technological innovation and product development for energy production” at Università degli Studi di Genova.

Andrea.Riva@aen.ansaldo.it
 

Alfio Lo Balbo

AntonioAlfio.LoBalbo@aen.ansaldo.it
 


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