Bergen supplying 120 MW CHP plant

By Jack Burke28 November 2022

Ten 12 MW Bergen B36:45V20 gas engines ordered

Bergen Engines AS has signed an agreement to supply a 120 MW combined heat & power (CHP) plant in Nigeria.

The project will provide heat and power to a major new industrial complex and its surrounding area in the Calabar region of Nigeria’s Cross River State.

The 120 MW plant will use ten 12 MW Bergen B36:45V20 gas engines fitted with Marelli Motori alternators. The gas-fired CHP plant is designed with high overall energy efficiency, reduced emissions and the flexibility to support renewables as they become available, the company said.

The complex being powered by Bergen will be home to many new developments for the Calabar region. Plans include a biotechnology research laboratory, a nano-water plant for production of hydrogenated drinking water, and a waste transformation recycling center that features biofertilizers and the ability to process used tyres and plastics.

“Our greatest challenge is power, so the fact that you can provide an alternative source of power, using a very classic technology like gas-to-liquid, is a welcomed development,” said Sir Benedict Ayade, executive governor of Cross River State. “I want to thank APPL for the choice of Cross River State and for the massive employment opportunity this will bring onboard.”

Bergen Engines to supply 120 MW power plant to Nigeria. Image: Bergen Engines

The development will be undertaken between Bergen Engines AS and Nigeria’s Alternative Petroleum & Power Ltd (APPL), supported by Lagos consulting engineers Kelm Engineering Ltd and Diesel Electric Services (PTY) Ltd of South Africa.

“With Bergen Engines’ long history of proven and cutting-edge technology, high performance, reliability and cost-effective operation, along with customized service agreements and training, we have a guarantee of maximum plant availability and low operating costs,” said Godwin Ikwue, CEO of APPL.

Bergen Engines produces medium speed liquid and gas fueled engines and generator sets supplied to a range of land based, commercial marine and naval customers.

Bergen Engines AS was owned by Rolls-Royce until the end of 2021, when it was sold to the privately owned engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc. Bergen Engines is a member of the group’s Power Solutions Division, along with the Italian Marelli Motori and German Piller Power Systems subsidiaries.

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