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General Electric – Alstom merger brings visions of the Überturbine

Introduction

Integration of the two OEMs’ advanced gas turbine designs could deliver combined cycle efficiencies that leapfrog the best available today.
 
The recent decision by the French government favoring General Electric’s acquisition of Alstom’s thermal business and subsequent approval of the $17 billion deal by Alstom’s Board (a mere formality in light of the board’s well publicized endorsement of the deal) opens up the prospect of a new super gas turbine.

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General Electric – Alstom merger brings visions of the Überturbine

Author

S. Can Gülen 

Published

Gas Turbine World
July-August 2014