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MAN Builds District Heating Power Plant

| Editor: Alexander Stark

The new gas engine power plant will save up to 60,000 tonnes of CO2 per year
The new gas engine power plant will save up to 60,000 tonnes of CO2 per year (Source: MAN)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been commissioned with the planning and, upon investment approval, the construction of a 30 MW gas engine power plant by Energie Baden-Württemberg.

Stuttgart/Germany – MAN Diesel & Turbo has been commissioned with the planning and, upon investment approval, the construction of a 30 MW gas engine power plant by Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW).

The combined heat and power plant (Chp) at the Stuttgart-Gaisburg site will be operated using three MAN type 20V35/44G gas engines and will not only supply electrical power but also an additional 30 MW of district heating. Commissioning is scheduled for 2018. “This is our second engine Chp plant in Germany and an important milestone in further establishing the highly efficient gas engine technology”, says Wayne Jones, Member of the Executive Board for Global Sales and After Sales at MAN Diesel & Turbo.

The new plant, consisting of boilers, heat storage and gas engines, will serve to replace a mainly coal-fired thermal power plant at the same location and has a particularly high fuel utilisation rate due to its overall efficiency of more than 85 % (without tolerance). "The combination of gas engines with Chp and district heating storage makes it possible to decouple electricity and district heating supply, meaning that the operator can respond flexibly to pricing signals", continues Jones.

The plant in Gaisburg is based on the recently introduced MAN Diesel & Turbo concept for gas engine power plants with cogeneration. The modular plant concept can be scaled from 7 MW up to any size.

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