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Gas turbine power solutions provider OPRA Turbines B.V. has announced recently that the company will supply an OP16 gas turbine powered genset which will operate in CHP (combined heat and power) mode to Crespel & Deiters, a leading German wheat starch producer with focus on the corrugated-board and paper industries.
Keen to meet the German air regulations requirements with some margin in addition to the need for continuous and reliable heat and power, Crespel & Deiters chose an OP16 genset to replace an existing system. The OP16 genset will provide power for their factory in Ibbenbüren, Germany and the exhaust heat will be utilized for direct drying for the starch production.
A compact package
The turbine’s robust and environmentally friendly qualities, including low emissions combustion, fuel flexibility, high-temperature exhaust heat suitable for direct drying or steam production is a good fit for the paper, food and drinks industry. Low maintenance, high availability and a compact package are added benefits for industrial customers.
Fredrik Mowill (CEO, OPRA Turbines) said, “The clean, high temperature exhaust of the OP16 is ideal for industrial CHP applications. The market for low emissions gas turbines in the 2MW range has proven to be significant.” OPRA has delivered to customers operating in CHP mode to oil and gas as well as industrial customers including Fuji Film, Krasnaya Polyana Olympic ski resort, Severnefte-Gazprom, and TNK-BP.
First Moscow office
OPRA Turbines has recently opened its first office in Moscow to further strengthen sales activities in Russia and increase local service support to existing and future Russian customers. According to Fredrik Mowill, this marks an important step towards realizing the market potential in Russia for power generation in the 1-10 MW range and increase local service support for the growing fleet of OP16 gensets in the region. The need for gas turbines in the 2MW range to run on flare gas in remote oil fields has been high. Currently almost 50 OP16 gensets are in operation in Russia.