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MTU Onsite gen-sets powering fully islanded power plant in Mexico

By District Energy posted 07-25-2019 16:27


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Rolls-Royce Power Systems has delivered MTU Onsite Energy gas and diesel gensets for a self-contained Mexican power plant that supports a giant pork processing facility in Puebla.

The 7.7-MW power plant, which is fully islanded because of a lack of grid capacity in the region, includes four new MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 gas generators and one diesel generator. This is the first off-grid solution of its kind for MTU in the Americas.

“As the customer has to rely 100 percent on his own grid, the challenge was to deliver a complete solution which ensures grid stability on a high level,” Alfredo Carrasco, Latin American senior sales manager of MTU Onsite Energy gas power systems, said in a statement. “Therefore, the reliability and efficiency of the MTU Onsite Energy systems were major factors in the decision of the customer. The ability of the team to meet the customer’s stringent requirements of gas, diesel and an integrated control system from a single supplier also contributed to us being awarded this project.”

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