Westinghouse 501D Gas Turbines at Shedgum Gas Plant

Dublin Core

Title

Westinghouse 501D Gas Turbines at Shedgum Gas Plant

Alternative Title

W501D Gas Turbines

Subject

Energy--United States

Description

Nine Westinghouse 501D (W501D) gas turbines, rated at 95.5MW, as the Shedgum Gas Plant in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. These W501Ds were installed from 1978 to 1981. The Saudi market for large 60Hz gas turbines was key to Westinghouse business during mid-1970s to mid-1980s during the lull in U.S. market.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.

Source

Original color photograph: Scalzo, A. J., G. S. Howard, P.C. Holden, and J. Morrash. "Westinghouse W-501D 100 MW Single Shaft Heavy Duty Combustion Turbine." International Power Generation, October 1980.

Date Created

ca. 1980

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1980-10

Date Issued

ca. 1980-10

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph: Scalzo, A. J., G. S. Howard, P.C. Holden, and J. Morrash. "Westinghouse W-501D 100 MW Single Shaft Heavy Duty Combustion Turbin." International Power Generation, October 1980.

Is Part Of

Scalzo, A. J., G. S. Howard, P.C. Holden, and J. Morrash. "Westinghouse W-501D 100 MW Single Shaft Heavy Duty Combustion Turbin." International Power Generation, October 1980.
Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

188 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Shedgum Gas Plant, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the International Power Generation.

Rights Holder

There is no known copyright to this resource, which is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

Locations

Categories