Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo is supplying a compact gas turbine package for a decentralized CHP plant in China which will replace a coal-fired power station.

The company will collaborate with Chinese firm Guangdong Liyu New Energy Science & Technology to deliver the plant for ENN Ubiquitous Energy Network Technology, a subsidiary of the ENN Group, one of the largest private energy companies in China.

The plant will run on a MAN MGT-series gas turbine, which will produce approximately 6 MW of power and 12 MW of heat for an industrial zone in Huai’an in Jiangsu province.

“This order from China for the MGT series emphasises how the energy production market is developing,” said Armin Haller, senior vice-president at MAN Diesel’s Sales & Contracts Industries Division. “There is an increased focus in the People’s Republic on emissions reduction and maximum efficiency in heat and power installations.”

MAN Diesel said that by replacing an existing coal-fired installation, the project “is a further contribution to the Chinese government’s aim of lowering emissions significantly by producing energy through highly efficient, gas-powered installations”.