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To Russia With Power

Russian hog farm installing seven GE gas engines to expand production

Posted on April 5, 2013

GE’s Gas Engines business announced that it is supplying seven of its Jenbacher gas engines to Russian hog farm Altaimyasoprom Ltd. to generate reliable on-site power and heat. The power is needed to increase hog production and processing capacity as the region works to strengthen its domestic energy and food security.

The Altaimyasoprom hog farm is located in the Srednesibirskiy settlement in the Talmenka region, 40 km from Barnaul, the administrative center of the Altai Region, and 3600 km east of Moscow.

Altaimyasoprom is installing the Jenbacher generator sets in a two-phase project to ensure it has a reliable supply of power to create a modernized, full-cycle breeding and meat processing facility that can produce up to 330 000 hogs a year. The facility represents GE’s first hog farm on-site power project in the Altai Region.

For the first phase of the on-site power project, which began operating in July 2012, GE supplied four of its 637 kW J312 engines. As part of the second phase, GE is scheduled for an April 2013 delivery of two additional 1 MW J320 gas engines as well as a 2 MW J612 unit. EcoEnergy, which bought the engines from GE, is providing commissioning and after-sales service to support the operation of the engines.

The construction project of the new agro-industrial complex meets the goals of the regional governor’s “100+100” program to create the political, economic and technological environment that will support greater long-term development of the Altai Region’s dairy, hog and other livestock segments.