PrimeServ Lands Service Contract

First two-stroke EMC agreement creates potential for further green projects

Posted on May 23, 2014

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales arm, has signed an engine management contract (EMC) service agreement with Beckton Energy Ltd. (BEL), an indirect subsidiary of iCON Infrastructure Partners II.

The agreement covers one MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engine built by Cegielski, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Polish licensee, and one MAN AUG TCS-PTG18 power turbine at a combined heat and intelligent power (CHiP) plant. The plant is currently under construction at Beckton in East London, U.K., by BEL, which is managed by 2OC Ltd., the company that developed and continues to be a minority shareholder in the project.

The new plant will use fuels derived from such materials as used fats and cooking oil and will produce 134 GWh/yr of renewable electricity, enough power to run Europe’s largest sewage works as well as the U.K.’s only desalination plant, the company said.

The multi-million Euro agreement is scheduled to run from the start of commercial operations – expected in 2015 – for a period of 12 years, and the EM agreement covers service and spare parts for the MAN equipment. Daily operation of the contract will be handled by PrimeServ Copenhagen and PrimeServ UK.