MAN Energy expands German CHP plant
20 November, 2020
MAN Energy Solutions has won an order to supply another MAN 12V35/44G TS gas engine to the public utilities (Stadtwerke) of the town of Schwäbisch Hall in southern Germany.
The genset will increase the output of the existing combined heat and power (CHP) plant to a total of 15MW, and will replace an existing, outdated engine. The new engine will deliver an electrical efficiency of 46%, compared to 39% for the existing unit, thus significantly increasing the efficiency of the entire plant; the overall efficiency of CHP operation will eventually exceed 90%. The power plant on Alfred-Leikam-Street has produced electrical energy and heat for the local heating-network of the city since 1997.
The new engine will be operated for around 4,000 hours a year using combined heat and power technology. Due to the existing, district-heating storage, it will also be possible to decouple it from the heating network and be used to generate electricity solely.
In addition to the engine and auxiliary systems, the scope of supply and services also includes an oxidation catalyst and the engineering of the heat-extraction system. MAN Energy Solutions will remain a partner in the project after the planned commissioning in 2022 when the company's global after-sales brand, MAN PrimeServ, will take over maintenance together with the staff of Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall.
For more information please visit MAN Energy Solutions’ website.