Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International
A consortium of MAN Energy Solutions and general contractor MMEC Mannesmann is to build a combined heat and power plant which will boast the most powerful gas engines installed in Germany.
The plant in Jena will be constructed for TEAG Thüringer Energie (TEAG), which wants to expand an existing gas and combined cycle power plant at the same location.
The new plant is due to start operating in the 2021/22 heating period and is expected to significantly reduce emissions at the site.
MAN Energy said that the five 12.6 MW gas engines at the plant will have a total capacity of approximately 63 MW, making them the most powerful gas engines installed in Germany.