Highly efficient engine model with low emissions
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received two orders to supply a total of seven gensets featuring highly efficient 18V48/60TS engines for power plants in Surinam and Indonesia. Together, the orders are worth Euro 43 million.
The first order comes from Olibis N.V., an importer from Surinam, to supply three gensets with control systems and mechanical auxiliary equipment to energy firm Energiebedrijven Suriname (EBS) for a power plant in Paramaribo, the capital of Surinam in South America. The MAN engines with a maximum output of 21,168 kW each will be installed in the existing EBS Saramaccastraat power plant. The 63 MW plant will play a key role in safeguarding the country's power supply as part of the 287 MW grid installed nationwide.
MAN Diesel & Turbo received the second order from PT Berkat Bima Sentana, an Indonesian independent energy production company. It comprises the delivery of four gensets featuring 18V48/60TS engines with auxiliary electromechanical equipment for a power plant in Belawan, close to the city of Medan, in the north of Sumatra. The MAN gensets will supplement an existing power plant of the off-taker, PT PLN, which in future will make a considerable contribution towards ensuring a constant supply of power to Indonesia’s fourth-largest city.
The particular characteristic of the two orders is the principle of two-stage turbocharging, which both of the engines ordered offer, and which allows excellent efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and low emissions to be achieved: The 18V48/60TS engine features a low-pressure and a high-pressure turbocharger arranged in series. This two-stage turbocharging delivers almost twice as much engine charge air as conventional turbochargers, allowing more flexible use of the engine. Depending on its operating mode, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 3.5 percent while maintaining the same level of performance. Alternatively, the engine’s power can be boosted by 14 percent – while using the same amount of fuel and generating 20 percent fewer nitric oxide emissions. This makes the 18V48/60TS one of the most efficient and cleanest engines in it class. Operated with all common fuels, it meets the World Bank’s 2008 emissions specifications.
“The two orders for our engine model with two-stage turbocharging are important references for MAN Diesel & Turbo on the South American and Asian market that will open up new opportunities for us,” says Dr. René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo and the Executive Board Member responsible for the Power Plants business.