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In collaboration with the Chinese EPC partner Liyu, MAN Diesel & Turbo has won two further orders for cogeneration energy production in China. Based on MGT series gas turbines, the compact plants will be delivered to subsidiaries of the Chinese energy firm ENN Group; an end customer who MAN Diesel & Turbo has impressed many times with its turbine technology.
One of the cogeneration plants optimized for natural gas operation will be used in an industrial zone in Dongguan City (Guangdong Province) and in addition to about 6 MW of electricity it will also provide 13 MW of heat. With the same performance data, the second plant will supply a paper mill in Huaian (Jiangsu Province). Surplus heat from the gas turbine alternator packs will be utilized with high efficiency and will benefit the local production processes in the form of process steam.
MAN Diesel & Turbo now has a number of projects in the People's Republic in which its cogeneration technology has replaced the former energy production based on coal. Through the changeover to natural gas fuel and efficient utilization of surplus heat, these projects are supporting the targets set by the Chinese government for increasing efficiency and reducing emissions. The success of MAN MGT gas turbines is reflected by numerous orders placed by end customers in China as well as Germany.
"We are observing the trend towards efficient and flexible energy production with cogeneration worldwide", said Holger Kube, Vice President Sales Power Generation in the Turbomachinery Business Unit. "In addition to the environmental aspect, the advance of renewable energies is a driving force that needs the flexible reserve capacities to stand in where wind and solar power are absent. As well as the MAN Diesel & Turbo engine technology, with the MGT we are also offering a turbine family optimized especially for decentral, flexible and at the same time highly-efficient energy production of electricity and heat", emphasized Kube.