Russian producer opts for GE power

GE has recently supplied three natural-gas fired ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher cogeneration units to Teplichnoe, one of the main suppliers of vegetables as well as canned and dried food in the Mordovia Republic. The units will be installed at its greenhouse production facilities in Saransk, 650 km east of Moscow.

Three of GE’s 1 MW J320 Jenbacher gas engines will power Teplichnoe’s new energy center. The units will provide heat to the food company’s massive greenhouse facility while the electricity from the plant will support other production activities at the site. Teplichnoe is building the new energy center to provide more reliable and cost-effective on-site power and heat for its vegetable production facilities.

GE will ship its Jenbacher units to Saransk during the second quarter of 2012. Scheduled to begin operating in the third quarter of 2012, the new cogeneration plant will utilize a design that offers capacity for future expansion. The project is being supported by ZAO INTMA, one of GE’s authorized distributors for Jenbacher gas engines in the Russian Federation.