Stationary, two-stroke power
Blue-NG, the UK-based renewable power company, has ordered two MAN B&W
7K60MC-S engines to power two environmentally friendly power plants in
Each sister plant, located in the Southall and Beckton districts, will
have one MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engine at its heart, manufactured by MAN
Diesel's Polish licensee H. Cegielski – Poznan S.A. Each engine develops
13.9 MW at 150 rpm and is installed with an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)
turbine and Turbo Compound System (TCS) for increased efficiency.
The heat from the two plants will be used in the gas pre-heating
process, which is a necessary part of the pressure reduction process for
liquid natural gas, and will supply renewable electricity, corresponding
to the consumption of up to 100,000 homes. Blue-NG signed a turnkey
construction contract with Land & Marine Project Engineering Ltd. for
the design and construction of the power plants in June 2009.
The engines represent the latest generation of the popular, two-stroke,
low-speed MAN B&W K60MC-S engine and will run on crude rapeseed oil. In
general, the development of this latest generation has targeted lower
heat rates and lower CO2 emission.
See the table that illustrates the K60MC-S's performance improvement
since its introduction in 1989 in the pdf-file of the press release.
Blue-NG is a renewable power company that builds and operates generating
plants that produce electricity and heat locally. The company is a joint
venture between the National Grid, the UK's gas and power-distribution
company, and 2OC Ltd., a company well known in geothermal energy and
natural-gas pressure-reduction station projects, applying proven
technology to generate carbon free electricity.
Land & Marine Project Engineering Ltd. is a Wirral-based, international
engineering and contracting company with business activities in many
segments, including commercial and industrial CHP (Combined Heat and
Power) plants and direct injection and co-fired biomass plants.