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China shifts to cleaner tech to replace coal-fired installation

Private energy firm ENN Group gets new gas turbine.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is supplying a compact gas turbine package for the decentralised production of heat and power. This is in collaboration with the Chinese company Guangdong Liyu New Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd.,

The end user is ENN Ubiquitous Energy Network Technology Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the ENN Group, one of the largest private energy companies in China. At the heart of the unit is 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 (Jiangsu province).

This compact unit utilises over 80% of the energy stored in the fuel through CHP technology. "This order from China for the MGT series emphasises how the energy production market is developing: there is an increased focus in the People's Republic on emissions reduction and maximum efficiency in heat and power installations", according to Armin Haller, Senior Vice President at MAN Diesel & Turbo for the Sales & Contracts Industries Division.

As with previous projects undertaken by MAN Diesel & Turbo in China, the technology replaces an existing coal-fired installation.

This is a further contribution to the Chinese government's aim of lowering emissions significantly by producing energy through highly efficient, gas-powered installations, thus reducing negative impacts on the population and the environment.

"A particular feature of the project is the extremely short deadline, which we managed to meet by supplying a machine that was ready for immediate use", explained Nadège Laurent, Project Manager Sales at MAN Diesel & Turbo.

"The Chinese energy sector has a target of making further reductions in emissions by 2020. We see the customer's short lead time as a positive indication of the urgency with which Chinese industry is pursuing these objectives."

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