Tognum Awarded Chinese Genset Order
Tognum recently announced its second large-volume contract in China within a few weeks. In this most recent contract, a consortium led by Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen will provide 13 emergency power supply gensets with a value of US$109 million to the southern Chinese Yangjiang nuclear power plant. Only a few weeks earlier, it had been possible to secure a US$83 million contract covering the delivery of five emergency power supply gensets each for the nuclear power stations Fuqing and Fangjiashan in the Chinese provinces Fujian and Zhejiang.
The 13 emergency power supply gensets of the Tognum brand MTU Onsite Energy are based on series 20V 956 TB33 diesel engines with an output of 6000 kWe. Following the initial signal, the emergency power gensets start up within ten seconds and are capable of taking on maximum loads on several load levels. In an emergency scenario, this enables them to supply the nuclear power plant’s vital consumer units with electricity, such as the coolant pumps and the electronic control system. These gensets will be delivered to the customer between 2011 and 2014.
This new project is the largest ever individual order the consortium has been awarded. Consortium partners include the joint venture between MTU and the Chinese Norinco Group set up in December 2007, Shanxi North MTU Diesel Co. Ltd., and the power generation specialist Areva NP. While consortium leader MTU is providing a significant stake in the development and the engineering share of the emergency power supply systems, Areva NP is responsible for the delivery of the electrical components.
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