open cycle

open cycle

[¦ō·pən ¦sī·kəl]
(thermodynamics)
A thermodynamic cycle in which new mass enters the boundaries of the system and spent exhaust leaves it; the automotive engine and the gas turbine illustrate this process.
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Client : Our client is Azura Power West Africa Limited, a company established to develop, construct and operate the Azura-Edo Independent Power Project, a 450MW open cycle gas turbine power station in Benin City, in the Edo State of Nigeria.
Additionally, SEB contributed MYR 360 million of advances to SPG to fund the conversion of the latter's power plant (the Plant) from Open Cycle Gas Turbine to Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) mode in fiscal 2010.
Uniquely, REstore's platform can aggregate demand from power-users with poor individual availability to create ultra reliable, virtual open cycle gas turbines.
2 gas turbines of about 170 MW each (in ISO conditions) and the relative generators, plus engineering, erection and startup services for the open cycle power plant at Al Mahmoudia (Al Buhayrah State).
Mark Cavendish has announced an open cycle sportive on August 9, which will see him ride alongside thousands of amateur cyclists.
Another US$ 100 million are to be incurred for conversion of 2 existing fully operational open cycle plants (220 MW and 180 MW GE JB) to combined cycle.
An open cycle race for residents and Emiratis above 40 years will be the highlight of the Sharjah Tour taking place from November 28 to December 1.
None of the above technologies are capable of being quickly brought into operation in order to meet peak demand; therefore all require what is known as Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT) which is very expensive but essential.
He said power stations in the northern emirates then needed to be upgraded from open cycle to combined cycle to increase electricity production for using the same amount of gas which was to raise power generation by about 25%.
Its combined-cycle power plant can generate 678MW and 363MW in open cycle.
Three existing open cycle plants are also being converted into combined cycle which would further enhance efficiency and capacity.
One (Avon Project) involves the construction of a 670 MW diesel fired open cycle power plant near Durban, and the other (Dedisa Project) involves the construction of a 335 MW diesel fired simple cycle power plant near Port Elizabeth, and the electricity will be supplied to the major cities in the southern sector of South Africa.