13 July 2010 – The Tognum Group has won two orders for the supply of gas engine-based combined heat and power (CHP) plants to two industrial customers in France.
Car manufacturers Peugeot and Smart are to use the CHP plants in their factories in Mülhausen and Hambach in the French region of Alsace.
The orders cover a total of nine cogeneration power plants carrying the Tognum brand MTU Onsite Energy and were placed by SDMO, the French power plant manufacturer based in Brest.
The gensets, to be built at Tognum’s site in Augsburg, Germany, each comprise an MTU gas engine Type 16V 4000 L62, a generator, and a control system.
The CHP plant destined for the Peugeot factory will be capable of generating over 12 MW of thermal and up to 11 MW of electrical power. The plant for the Smart factory in Hambach will provide over 3 MW of thermal and 3 MW of electrical power.
The orders count among the largest ever received in the 32-year history of the Tognum production site. The supply scope also includes maintenance services such as the provision of spare parts and on-call technical support for the user.
The total order volume is worth over €2.5 million (US$3.1 million).