Things go better with … CHP – at 15 bottling plants

The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, together with energy development company ContourGlobal, plan to install CHP plants at 15 of its bottling facilities in twelve countries. In a first stage, 19 GE Energy Jenbacher gas engines with a total output of 58 MWe have been ordered.

GE is supplying the Jenbacher gas engine cogeneration units to ContourGlobal, which will install the systems at various Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company sites in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, and Nigeria. Two installations will be built in each of Italy, Russia and Romania.

Fuelled by natural gas, the units will generate electricity to meet Coca-Cola's need for a reliable source of on-site power. The systems will also provide heat and cooling. As a result, each bottling plant will be able to eliminate an estimated 20% or more of their carbon dioxide emissions.

Under its contract with ContourGlobal, GE is providing Jenbacher JMS 620 GS-N.L systems, including heat recovery from jacket water, intercooler and oil, as well as its DIA.NE XT control system for the units.

The engines will be delivered at the end of 2008 and 2009, with commissioning scheduled as the plants are ready. The equipment is being built at GE's gas engine manufacturing centre in Jenbach, Austria.

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