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MAN Engines To Supply Green Energy in London

Posted on December 2, 2009

Blue-NG, the UK-based renewable power company, has ordered two MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engines to power two environmentally friendly power plants in London.

Each sister plant, located in the Southall and Beckton districts, will have one MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engine manufactured by MAN Diesel's Polish licensee H. Cegielski - Poznan S.A. Each engine develops 13.9 MW at 150 r/min and is installed with an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine and Turbo Compound System (TCS) for increased efficiency.

The heat from the two plants will be used in the gas pre-heating process, a necessary part of the pressure reduction process for liquid natural gas, that will supply renewable electricity, corresponding to the consumption of up to 100 000 homes. Blue-NG signed a turnkey construction contract with Land & Marine Project Engineering Ltd. for the design and construction of the power plants in June 2009.

The engines represent the latest generation of the two-stroke, low-speed MAN B&W K60MC-S engine and will run on crude rapeseed oil. The development of this latest generation has targeted lower heat rates and lower CO2 emissions.

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