Heard a story that a few Customers where about to launch a lawsuit regarding buying GE Steam Turbines, yet where actually given cheap Alstom style junk from over seas plants. When will the bad news end, and those responsible for the absolute terrible running of the business, be held responsible!!!!!
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Actually QDAN, GE has high reaction HP designs over the eff. you state...the problem was the units were not cost competitive prior ot Alstom being purchased. The thought was to have higher reaction units with lots of stages ..but GE went too far on the number of stages. So, they eventually optimized cost and Eff. to have less HP high reaction stages...hmmm
So, the GE offering is still a mix of HP reaction design technology and Impulse designs for latter IP section. Who really cares because GE has been told to sell the Alstom design it is cheaper than GE's design .
Which Alstom steam (not gas) turbine customers talk negatively about Alstom steam turbines exactly?
I'm aware of GE being referred to as the seagulls. But that has more to do with its way of doing business than the turbines themselves.
The only ones who think Alstom steam turbines are great are ex-Alstom employees. Customers talk quite negatively about those turbines. Stop lying to yourselves.
This is fake news
While Alstom steam turbine technology is different where their steam paths have more reaction than impulse component, and high pressure turbine section efficiency was around 92% as tested vs GE traditional HP of 87 to 89% GE management has failed miserably to integrate the two different steam turbine technologies and businesses.
This is because GE management is fi9lled with predominantly Six Sigma political hacks than experienced turbine technology and business experts who know the business. This is why GE, once one of the best technology giants is failing. You can't replace people who know what they are doing with people who don't.
Two decades of bad management since around 1998 have destroyed the vitality of the business and put GE Power as well as the corporation itself in a downward spiral that many seriously wonder if they can recover from.
GE is a mess with most of their good cash flow businesses sold off for bogus stock buy backs.
How can they recover now that their cash flow is gone, and they have become bloated with ineffective overhead like the Atlanta operation that has replaced the hard core engineering and manufacturing business that was once GE Power.
Industries are well aware that Alstom ST is technically and commercially more competitive to GE ST.
GE failed at integrating the business where IMHO the front end sales could have remain separated.
Fake news. Alstom steam turbines are better.
GE gave up on steam turbine technology. Alstom were way ahead!
Just look at the steam parameters they could handle and the last stage blade diameters offered were far greater than the GE capability.
You forgot to sign your post "biased Schenectady based union employee"
Alstom will live forever, good bye to GE Power in the States