9 August 2010 – Germany’s Tognum has won two orders to supply gas turbine plant under license from GE to generate both power and heat for German energy and infrastructure service providers HSE and Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft Saarbrücken (VVS).
The contracts, a combined value of around EUR40 million (US$53 million), include design, assembly and commissioning of the plants.
Tognum will supply the gas turbines, as well as gear transmission units, generators, air supply systems and control plants.
The company will supply one plant with two GE LM6000 turbines for HSE’s gas turbine facility in Darmstadt during the second quarter of 2011.
HSE subsidiary’s Entega is one of Germany’s leading providers of green electricity. Over the next five years, HSE will be investing EUR1.3 billion in developing renewable energy resources with the aim of increasing the sustainability of power supplies, underpinning its investment with a gas turbine power plant scheduled to come on line in spring 2012.
Each of the gas turbines will generate 50 MW at an electrical efficiency rating of over 40%.
The CHP plant for VVS in Saarbrücken will use a smaller Type LM2500 turbine from GE, and is due to go into service from the beginning of 2012.
The 32 MW of electricity produced will be fed into the public grid, whilst the 33 MW of thermal energy remaining downstream of the waste heat boiler and the steam turbine will supply the centralized heat generation grid operated by Stadtwerke Saarbrücken AG, a subsidiary of VVS.
The electrical efficiency of the CHP plant is around 45% and its fuel utilization rating stands at over 85%, says Tognum.