Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Seminar, Design of Gas Turbine Combined Cycle and Cogeneration Systems -2005

Photo- Thermoflow team in PowerGen Europe Conference;
Aldo de'Bonis (Italy), Karsten Huschka (Germany), Haluk Direskeneli (Turkey), available at all times for in-house thermal power plant design software training.

Dear Power Executive,

We would like to present Thermoflow "Design of Gas turbine Combined Cycle and Cogeneration Systems Seminar" hereinbelow.

Thermoflow is the leading developer of thermal engineering software for the Power and cogeneration industries. Since 1987, its product line has grown to become the most popular, well-proven, and comprehensive system available today. Thermoflow is a stable, profitable, entirely independent company which has never received funding from any source other than sales to customers who find real value in our products, every day.

Design of Gas Turbine Combined Cycle and Cogeneration Systems Seminar

The seminar is unrelated to Thermoflow's software products. It is a professional development course reviewing the theory and practice of gas turbines and combined cycle design, and containing a significant amount of material that has been developed specifically for this course and which has not been published elsewhere.

The seminar has been presented over forty times since 1990, in many countries, both in sessions open to the general public and in-house for client companies. It has been attended by about 1,500 engineers from all over the world.


To provide fundamental insight and practical guidelines toward selecting a plant that maximizes economic return from gas turbine cogeneration and combined cycle projects

Who Should Attend

Engineers involved in the design or development of cogeneration and combined cycle equipment and projects. The content of this popular seminar is continually revised to include the latest developments in the field

Seminar Fee Includes:

Complete set of notes(approximately 600 pages),provided upon arrival at the seminar
Daily luncheon and break refreshments
Dinner reception one evening

Please complete the registration form in web site,


Upon receipt of the completed form, Thermoflow will send an acknowledgement along with all pertinent information. Hotel information will be included. Note that a block of hotel rooms will be reserved at a special rate for seminar attendees.

Payment may be mailed to Thermoflow or Thermoflow will invoice companies directly. Payment may be made by check (payable to Thermoflow, Inc.) or by wire transfer. Bank details will be included on invoice.

Note on Cancellations

Cancellations received at least two weeks before the start of the seminar are subject to a full fee refund.

Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start of the seminar are subject to a $150 late-cancellation fee. Substitutes may be registered at any time before the course begins.

Seminar Timetable- 2005,

7-9 November 2005 Natick, Massachusetts USA -
Seminar Fee: US$ 2,100

21-23 November 2005 Milan, ITALY -
Seminar Fee: Euro 2,100

Please be advised that we can also present in-house software users training in your own premises.

Please do ask if you would like to have any further information or clarification that we could supply.

Very Truly yours,

Thermoflow Inc. USA

Monday, September 12, 2005

Latest Bid of $4.14B in TUPRAS Auction

Latest Bid of $4.14B in TUPRAS Auction
By Cihan News Agency
Published: Monday, September 12, 2005

A $3.025-billion worth bid was made in the first round of the Tupras tender on Monday. A consortium including Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) Monday fended off eight other bidders in a hotly contested privatization auction for control of Tupras (TUPRS.IS), Turkey's 500,000-barrel-a-day refinery

The Zorlu-PKN Orlen Consortium has been eliminated in the first round of TUPRAS tender after making the lowest offer.

In second elimination round, the Italian company ENI was eliminated while a highest bid of $3.225 billion bid was made.

The final bargaining on the 51 percent sale of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation is currently taking place as workers continue to protest outside.

The four or five companies which have made the highest offers are expected to participate in the final bidding. After conducting one-on-one bargaining, an open auction will be held after the receipt of revised proposals.

Four consortiums and five companies have offered bids for the privatization of the 51 percent share of Tupras.

The Privatization Board (OIB) announced on Friday that TÜPRAS Aqusition Cons. OGG-Petrol Ofisi OGG, PKN ORLEN SA (Poland)-Zorlu Holding, Koç Holding-Aygaz-Opet-The Shell Company of Turkey Ltd-Shell Oversesas Investment B.V OGG, Indian Oil Corp. (India)-Çalik Enerji OGG, OYAK, OMV Aktiengesellschaft (Austria), ENI Refining and Market Division (Italy), Anadolu Taşıma OGG and MOL (Hungary) had offered bid for the TUPRAS shares.

This will be the second privatization tender process for Tupras. The first, won by the Zorlu group, was cancelled by court order last year.

TUPRAS has posted a 293.2 million new Turkish liras ($217 million) profit for the first half of 2005.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Afsin-Elbistan A Thermal Power Plant

According to the EIA report for the Afsin-Elbistan A Thermal Power Plant, which has been presented at the Ministry of the Environment, the levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emitted by the power plant are conforming to the air quality limits. It has been put forward that the Ministry of the Environment and the MENR have agreed on the exemption of the power plant from environmental standards for a period of 5 years.

EUAS’s Afsin-Elbistan A Thermal Power Plant Rehabilitation Project. During the negotiations held with the World Bank, EUAS has made the official request for the $250 million loan to be used for the rehabilitation of the Afþin-Elbistan A Thermal Power Plant, the first thermal power plant of Turkey. Out of the loan, for which the Treasury will be the guarantor, $190 million will be allocated for the turn-key rehabilitation works
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