GE links up with Coca Cola in Brazil

GE (NYSE:à‚ GE) is to provide Coca Cola’s bottling factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with technology sufficient to power the company’s new quadgeneration plant.

The 12 MW facility will provide all of the plant’s on-site heat and power needs. Brazilian energy company Light Esco will install three ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher J624 engines at the Andina Brasil-Coca-Cola bottling facility.

The power plant is expected to begin operating in November 2013 and will also produce cold water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen to support the bottling operations.
Jenbacher J24
By installing quadgeneration technology to recover food-grade COà¢â€šâ€š, factories can reduce emissions by up to an additional 40 percent when compared to using separate power and heat generating equipment.

“Installing GE’s reliable Jenbacher gas engines for Andina Brasilࢀ”Coca-Cola’s new on-site power plant will help the bottling factory expand production capacity to meet the projected increase in demand for its products during the upcoming World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games,” said Nilson Alegre, factory manager, Andina Brasil”Coca Cola.

Similar to other distributed power solutions GE has helped customers deploy, Coca-Cola will be able to sell the quadgeneration plant’s surplus electricity on the free market.

Along with the three J624 units, GE’s scope of supply includes maintenance services, emergency spare parts and a resident technician to ensure the availability of the Andina Brasil-Coca-Cola combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

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