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Power Generation Announcements from MAN Diesel

Posted on May 26, 2009

MAN Diesel made a string of announcements at Power-Gen Europe which started today in Cologne, Germany.

The first was the unveiling of an expansion to its line up of four stroke gas engines with the introduction of the 51/60G which, like its 51/60DF dual fuel stable-mate, is derived from MAN Diesel's 48/60 engine platform. The 51/60G is offered in a nine-cylinder, inline version and Vee-configurations with 12-, 14- and 18-cylinders. Standard rated outputs are 1000 kW per cylinder for 60 Hz power generation and 975 kW per cylinder for 50 Hz power generation. The overall mechanical power output range from 8775 to 18 000 kW equates to nominal generator set outputs of 8538 to 17 514 kW electrical.

In a separate move, the company also announced a substantial increase in the power output of its established 48/60 engine. The new 48/60 version offers 1200 kW per cylinder compared to 1050 kW per cylinder in the existing version and is aimed especially at the peak load power generation applications. The new rating represents an increase of just over 14 percent.

MAN Diesel also said it is participating in a consortium formed for what it claims will be the largest wind-diesel power generation facility in the world. The project will be built on the Caribbean Island of Bonaire.

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