China makes on-site nuclear energy order

A consortium led by Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH is to deliver 10 emergency power supply gensets for two Chinese nuclear power stations.

Based on the company's series 20V956TB33 diesel engines with a 6 MWe output, the gensets run up to their nominal speed within 10 seconds.

Valued at approximately €65 million the contract is designed to ensure power supply for coolant pumps or the electronic control system of the nuclear power plant in a potential emergency scenario.

The gensets will be assembled and tested in the MTU JV's new factory in Datong, China and delivered from 2011 to 2014.

Consortium partners include a joint venture between MTU and the Chinese Norinco Group, Shanxi North MTU Diesel Co. Ltd., and nuclear technology company Areva NP.

'This contract both serves to expand our onsite energy business, as well as providing a significant contribution to our Asian operations', explains Volker Heuer, chairman and CEO of Tognum AG.

In related news, Tognum is to deliver emergency gensets for the new terminal at Indira Ghandi International Airport in New Delhi, India.
Indian energy systems manufacturer Sterling Generators has recently awarded a contract for 14 large diesel engines for emergency power supply gensets to Tognum business unit Onsite Energy & Components. The 14 20V 4000 G63L diesel engines will supply 33.6 MWe and are designed to supply the new terminal 3 at the air traffic hub when power outages occur.

The order comes with an option for eight additional engines. The new third terminal is to be finished by 2010.

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