GE Delivers J920 FleXtra Gas Engine
E.ON Hanse Wärme’s new CHP plant to extend decentralized energy generation
GE’s Distributed Power business has delivered its first Jenbacher J920 gas engine project to E.ON Hanse Wärme GmbH’s Stapelfeld, Germany, plant.
E.ON Hanse Wärme is investing around €6.8 million in the plant, which, when completed, will generate enough electricity to supply more than 21 500 households east of Hamburg. With an electrical output of more than 9.5 MW, it will become E.ON’s largest combined heat and power (CHP) plant using a gas engine in northern Germany.
While generating more than 76 million kWh/yr of electricity, the CHP plant will also generate more than 80 million kWh/yr of heat. This heat is then fed into the existing heating network and supplies the households connected to it.
The heart of the CHP plant is the largest Jenbacher gas engine from GE, the J920 FleXtra. In the 10 MW engine class, the J920 FleXtra achieves peak values of electrical efficiency of up to 48.7% (50 Hz), the company said. The engine weighs 76 tonnes, and the large components – with a combined weight of 160 tonnes – are being delivered by heavy-goods transporters directly from GE’s Jenbacher plant in Tyrol, Austria.