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Centrax Turns Up Heat In Germany

Posted on April 3, 2012

Centrax Ltd. has received an order to supply its CX501-KB7 generator package to Stadtwerke Oerlinghausen GmbH, southwest of Hannover, Germany, where it replaces a Centrax CX571 package installed in 1989.

This move ensures that more than 85% of the whole district heating demand can be met by the cogeneration installation when operating in conjunction with a biomass plant, with its thermal power output of 4 MW, according to Centrax.

The CX501-KB7 package can meet half of Oerlinghausen’s electrical demand. When it operates in conjunction with the plant’s gas engine and biomass-fired power station and gas-fired boilers, the town’s heating requirements can also be met, the company said.

Many components including the existing boiler and the plant’s original foundations were used for the new CX501-KB7 installation. Consulting engineers Beratende Ingenieure RICHTER (BIR) were responsible for the engineering work for the project. Centrax has a fleet of 18 generating sets installed in Germany powered by variants of the 501 gas turbine, six of them installed at district heating plants providing more than 91MW.

For more information: www.centraxgt.com

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