Scottish distiller William Grant & Sons has ordered a GE combined heat and power Jenbacher J620 gas engine for its Girvan distillery in Scotland.

According to GE, the J620 will create 3 MW of additional power, while reusing carbon dioxide typically emitted as waste during the manufacturing process.

The turbine will be operational early in 2012 and will reuse wastewater from the whisky production process to power the facility.

WG&S Girvan site leader Conn Lynch said: “The addition of the J620 also qualifies this site for Renewable Obligation Certificates, once again adding to our extensive green credentials.”

The company said it has already installed three J420 Jenbacher gas engines at the plant, for a total generation capacity of 7 MW.

Rafael Santana, GE president for gas engines, said: “GE’s flex fuel gas engine solutions give our customers the ability to utilize naturally occurring and local resources to generate power while significantly reducing their environmental impact.”

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