The company has signed a contract to deliver three 14V51/60G gas and three 14V51/60DF dual-fuel engines to supply a new power station for Gibraltar. While MAN Diesel & Turbo is responsible for the supply and commissioning of the engines, the plant will be built by the French EPC contractor Bouygues Energies & Services SAS. It will have a capacity of 2×40 MW and will replace several existing but dated diesel engine plants, which also operate MAN aggregates.
“This is a significant project for us,” said Howard Barnes, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Power Sales at MAN Diesel & Turbo. “The Government of Gibraltar was looking for reliable generation capacities with a low carbon footprint. The chosen combination of gas and dual-fuel provides both. The plant benefits from low CO2 emissions when run on natural gas and yet offers full fuel flexibility via the three dual-fuel engines.”
The 51/60G is the latest addition to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s family of gas engines. The 14-cylinder version has an electrical power output of 14.3 MW and a single cycle efficiency of up to 50% which can be increased to a combined cycle efficiency of over 52%.
“It is an exceptionally efficient machine that has been specifically designed to meet today’s increased need for operational flexibility,” commented Tilman Tütken, Vice President and European Head of Power Sales at MAN Diesel & Turbo. “At the same time it’s very robust. We are very proud that the 51/60G will help to supply the people in Gibraltar with sustainable energy.”
Source: MAN Diesel & Turbo