FleXtra Power On The Way
New CHP plant to be built in Germany; E.ON selects GE J920 FleXtra gas engine
GE announced that E.ON Hanse Wärme GmbH., a wholly owned subsidiary of E.ON Hanse AG, will use a GE Jenbacher 10 MW J920 FleXtra gas engine to power a combined heat and power (CHP) plant to be built in northern Germany.
E.ON, which has invested approximately €6.8 million in the facility, said that construction of the new CHP plant is to begin in March 2014 and will be able to provide eastern Hamburg with enough power to support more than 21 500 households.
The project is cooperation between E.ON Hanse and the city of Hamburg – the fourth CHP project following the development of plants in Hohenhorst, Wilhelmsburg and Lohbrügge. With an output of more than 9.5 MW, the new CHP plant will be much larger than the other facilities, which each generate up to 2 MW, the company said. All the facilities utilize GE Power & Water’s Jenbacher gas engines.
GE said its J920 FleXtra is designed to achieve an electrical efficiency of 48.7% and about 90% efficiency in cogeneration mode.
The Hamburg project is the second J920 engine installation in Germany, following the April 2013 startup of the Stadtwerke Rosenheim municipal cogeneration facility expansion project.