Russian CHP is blooming

A recently expanded commercial rose greenhouse in the town of Dmitrov, Russia, is using an on-site cogeneration and carbon dioxide fertilization system to increase flower production.

Tepelichny Podosinki awarded Dutch greenhouse project developer the Dalsem Group the turnkey contract to build the new 6 Ha facility, located some 65 km north of Moscow.

On-site power technology and GE lighting controls were selected because the site lacked enough power from the local grid to meet the greenhouse's artificial lighting requirements. Three natural gas-fuelled GE Energy Jenbacher JMS 612 gas engines are used in the greenhouse's 5.4 MW cogeneration plant, the company's first such development in Russia.

'As the Russian government continues to reform its energy delivery infrastructure, GE's cogeneration solutions are helping project developers address their challenging technical and logistical requirements and also enhancing local energy reliability,' said Rod Christie, GE Energy region executive for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.

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