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Wärtsilä & Uniper to Build 105 MW CHP Power Plant in Germany

Power News - Published on Fri, 15 May 2020

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The technology group Wärtsilä, in consortium with energy provider Uniper, has been contracted to deliver a 105 MW combined heat and power gas engine plant to the city of Bremen in Germany. The order was placed by Bremen’s public utility swb Erzeugung GmbH und Co KG in December 2019. The plant will operate on nine Wärtsilä 31SG gas engines. Wärtsilä delivers the complete technical equipment for the nine generating sets, including the heat recovery system. When operational in mid-2022, heat from the plant will be able to supply the city of Bremen’s district heating network and feed electricity into the grid in Germany. It shall replace an existing coal-fired power plant, thereby supporting the ongoing energy transition in Germany towards flexible solutions. Specifically designed for flexible power generation, the Wärtsilä 31SG generating set is a tool allowing for the integration of high levels of energy from renewable sources. It creates a balancing link between power generation and consumption, thus providing effective system level resilience. The plant will operate in winter on flexible CHP mode with district heating and the heat storage at the power plant, and in summer on peaking load with heat storage, mostly working on the volatile power markets for day ahead and intraday.

The power plant comes with a Wärtsilä Guaranteed asset performance service agreement valid for three years with an option for seven more years. The agreement includes all maintenance services, performance guarantees, and training of swb Erzeugung’s personnel. The maintenance services provided by Wärtsilä will be supported by the company’s digital technologies, such as asset diagnostics as well remote monitoring and analysis.

The Wärtsilä 31SG is the first of a new generation of pure gas medium speed engines, designed to set a new benchmark in efficiency and overall environmental performance. The development of this engine is a direct result of Wärtsilä’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Wärtsilä 31SG features the best fuel economy of any engine in its class. At the same time, it maintains outstanding performance across the complete operating range. Its modular design enables a significant reduction in maintenance time and costs, thereby improving power availability while reducing the need for spare parts.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 15 May 2020
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