MAN Energy Solutions
delivered a system solution for the new gas engine power plant in
Stuttgart-Gaisburg at the end of 2018. Right on schedule.
workings of the power plant in Stuttgart-Gaisburg
after comprehensive modernization
coal-fired power plant was decommissioned when the new installation started up.
Right on schedule. “The contract with EnBW
stipulated that the installation had to be handed over on 31 December 2018,
including trial operation over several days. We achieved this despite various
obstacles. This means that MAN not only fulfilled its contractual obligations,
but also secured millions in CHP funding for EnBW,” project lead
Martin Domagk reports.
In addition to
the gas engine power plant, EnBW has built a heat accumulator and gas boiler
plant to cover peaks in demand and as a backup. Combining the engines with a
district heating accumulator will enable EnBW to make full use of their
flexibility and so respond to price signals.
The waste heat from the
engines can also be stored as a backup for peaks. This flexibility benefits
from the fast reaction speed of the engines, which reach full power in less
than five minutes and can cope with rapid load changes without difficulty
Martin Domagk (on the right) was heading the Stutgart-Gaisburg Project for MAN Energy Solutions.
advantages, such large gas engine power plants are still rare in Germany: “There are,
however, a number of other potential customers who have recognized that this is
a way to slash emissions and at the same time ensure excellent security of
supply. Gas engine power plants have the potential to replace coal-fired power
plants effectively and greenly,” says Tilman Tütken, Head of
Region Europe in SBU Power.
Seeing MAN Energy Solutions’ gas engines
demonstrating their ability in Stuttgart-Gaisburg from now on may, perhaps,
have a signaling effect. The company hopes that this will convince more
customers of the benefits offered by gas engine power plants.
Fotocredits: Berthold Steinhilber-Laif
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