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GE Sending Six Engines To Landfill

Posted on April 26, 2012

GE announced that six of its Jenbacher gas engines will be installed at the Loma Los Colorados Landfill in Chile as part of a major expansion of the site’s existing landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plant.

The landfill is located 63 km northwest of Santiago and is the country’s largest municipal solid waste operation, which receives about 60% of solid waste from Santiago, GE said.

The 8.4 MW plant expansion known as “Lomas Los Colorados II” features six of GE’s 1.4 MW J420 Jenbacher units. GE will install the units adjacent to seven GE Jenbacher gas engines already at the site, the company said.

GE expects the new Jenbacher units to enter commercial service between 2012 and 2014, in line with landfill gas production. Combined, the 13 landfill gas-fueled engines are expected to generate 18 MW of renewable power, enough to support the needs of about 75 000 homes in Chile, GE said.

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