MAN supplying engines for new 120 MW plant
By Jack Burke14 September 2021
MAN will also offer service for 10 years
MAN Energy Solutions will supply engines and other technology for a new 120 MW power plant in Florida.
Together, Lakeland Electric and MAN Energy Solutions will build the plant on a brownfield site in the city of Lakeland, Fla.
The new facility will run on natural gas and replace a recently retired coal-fired plant.
Both parties want to put the plant in service as quickly as possible, so MAN committed to a fast-track delivery of all equipment to the site by July 2022. The plant will use six 18V51/60G engines and MAN also received a 10-year service agreement.
“We are very proud, that Lakeland Electric entrusts us with this lighthouse project, which represents a significant milestone for our Power Segment here in the U.S.,” said Wayne Jones OBE, Chief Sales Officer and member of the Executive Board at MAN Energy Solutions. “The Lakeland plant will serve as the flagship installation for MAN Energy Solutions. Our top-of-the-line 18V51/60 reciprocating gas engine, combined with a very sophisticated, heat-recovery system, specifically designed to support the plant’s stand-by operation, perfectly matches Lakeland Electric’s stated commitment to safely provide its customers with affordable, highly dependable and sustainable electric services.”
The MAN 51/60G gas engine suits itself to power plants in achieving an efficiency of approximately 50% in single cycle and up to 95% in cogeneration (CHP). The engine is highly efficient and dynamic, delivering fast starting times. Building on the experience of its predecessors, the MAN 51/60G’s two-stage turbocharging makes it even more efficient and powerful.
Engine benefits include its excellent efficiency of more than 50 %, high reliability, lack of derating in high temperatures owing to two-stage turbocharging, high fuel-flexibility, and high efficiency even in part load.