Pictures from the IGTC 2014
7th International Gas Turbine Conference-"The Future of Gas Turbine Technology"
14-15 October 2014, Brussels Belgium
The International Gas Turbine Conference, organised biennially, aims to highlight the role that gas turbine technology could play in the future and raise the awareness of gas turbine (GT) technology development needs - from both oil & gas and power generation operators' perspectives. The conference also provides the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with policy makers, high level executives and GT experts from the whole value chain attending from Europe, North and South America, Middle East, and Asia. The conference highlights the energy market outlook in Europe and globally, as well as presents recent developments and on-going R&D activities for flexible, efficient and environmentally sound gas turbines.
The 7th International Gas Turbine Conference (IGTC-14) focused on the required future GT technology developments from a user's and a political point of view, with special focus on:
- The role played by gas turbines in the future international energy policy mix, where intermittent sources of renewable energy may significantly increase and nuclear capacity may drastically decrease by 2050, while the emerging economies' demand for cheap and secure energy will rapidly rise to assist their economic growth;
- Current and future technology trends and the different stakeholders' views on required technology developments to ensure efficient, flexible, reliable and environmentally sound gas turbine operation.
To view the final agenda, please click here.
The keynote sessions and panel discussions addressed critical issues related to climate change mitigation in the context of the different and fast changing markets. Special attention was given to increased operational flexibility, fuel flexibility, retaining reliability and lower emissions for both single cycle and combined cycle operation. Energy and climate policies and initiatives for GT technology development in Europe and globally were presented, followed by panel discussions with distinguished experts and high level policy makers.
In parallel, the technical sessions addressed critical research and development activities necessary for the advancement of GT technology, from operational, environmental and cost perspectives. Recent GT technology and new, innovative solutions were explored. The technical sessions combined research initiatives and experience reports of real case applications, with the aim to give a balanced view of current developments and future needs for research in GT applications.
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A gala dinner took place at the Colonial Palace in Tervueren in the evening of 14 October 2014. Mr Dominique Persoone, Belgium's most audacious chocolate maker, was the guest speaker at the event.
We would like to thank again our sponsors who helped us make this event a success: