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Four MAN Energy Solutions gas turbine generator trains were delivered to Chinese cogeneration plants. "There is a global trend towards efficient decentralized CHP applications. In addition to the environmental aspect of replacing coal-fired units with natural gas fueled gas turbines, the progress of renewable energies is a driving force that needs flexible capacities to stand in where wind and solar power are absent," explains Jochen Domas, Head of Sales Segments Turbomachinery at MAN Energy Solutions.
“With the MGT, our company is able to provide a gas turbine family optimized for decentral, flexible and at the same time highly-efficient CHP solutions with minimum emissions.” There are numerous projects in the People's Republic in which the cogeneration technology replaces 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 central government, which is pursuing a considerable reduction in pollutant emissions across the country.
MAN Energy Solutions has successfully installed two low-emission gas turbine packages for one of the largest private energy companies in China. The system solutions comprise the company's proven THM series that has already been put into operation, as well as a MGT6000 gas turbine, which is shortly before commissioning. Both MAN gas turbines are integrated in a Combined Heat and Power process (CHP) – the machines deliver around 17 MW of power and 35 MW of heat to an industrial park in the provincial capital of Changsha. The gas turbine packages replace a former coal-based plant in Changsha, resulting in a significant emission reduction for this city.
Another MAN MGT6000 package has begun commercial operation in a cogeneration plant optimized for natural gas operation in an industrial zone in Dongguan City (Guangdong Province). In addition to about 6 MW of electricity it will also provide 13 MW of heat. The fourth MAN MGT package was deployed in Lianyungang for a renowned Chinese synthetic fiber manufacturing company.
The installed system owns a digital feature in form of the ATU Box (Analytics Telemetrie Unit) by PrimeServ Assist, which will allow the customer to monitor the machine’s operation around the clock and easily request advice for remote support by MAN’s service department. This new digital service solution will deliver machine data in order to evaluate the system operation & performance and, therefore, finding ways to optimize its efficiency.