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DUAL FUEL GENERATOR MARKET IS PROJECTED TO GROW AT A CAGR OF 6.2% BETWEEN NOW AND 2030 SAY TWO NEW MARKET REPORTS ISSUE #234 Publisher/Sales DIrector Neb Saric Publishing & Events Director Richard Teasdale Managing Editor Aidan Turnbull Accounts Executive Alison Williams Sales & Marketing Manager Sarah Hallows

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The world Dual Fuel Generator market is carefully analysed in a new Verified Market Report ( which places an emphasis on market dynamics, including key issues and challenges, drivers, trends, and opportunities. The report includes an in-depth analysis of significant market players to understand the use of the main strategies that have been adopted in the Dual Fuel Generator market. Bi-fuel and tri-fuel generators give the customer the option to switch between fuel sources. These hybrid fuelled-generators are most commonly found in the portable generator sector. They give clients the option between petrol and propane, or petrol, propane, and natural gas. Released this month, the report also sheds light on the industrial value chain and its expected changes over 20222027. Analysts have examined prices, sales, and costs in the Dual Fuel Generator market and suggest that this sector will grow exponentially in the coming years. The research study looks at the THE DUAL FUEL products offered by a number of key companies in the field: GENERATOR MARKET Caterpillar, Cummins, DuroMax WILL BE WORTH AN Power Equipment, Generac Power Systems, Kohler, CBS Corporation ESTIMATED US$1,880.6M (Westinghouse), Champion Power Equipment, Firman Power BY 2030, GROWING AT A Equipment, Pulsar Products, BufCAGR OF 6.2%, 2021-30.” falo Corporation (Sportsman), BE Power Equipment and Zongshen Power. The conclusions of this report are backed up by another separately published study produced by Allied Market Research entitled “Multi Fuel Generators Market by fuel type, power rating, application, and end use industries: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2030,” The global multi fuel generators market size was valued at US$1,038. 7 million in 2020, and is projected to reach US$1,880 million, growing at a CAGR of 6.2%. An increasing demand for uninterrupted and reliable power supplies and a plethora of power outages owing to ageing grid infrastructure and extreme weather conditions around the wrold are some of the global multi-fuel genset market trends observed in the industry. The market is also predicted to rise due to the pressure generated by power requirements in remote projects, advances in off-grid sectors, and poor grid infrastructure in developing nations. Limited power generation capacity, as well as high equipment cost, are some of the restraints for the market growth. Increasing adoption of tri-fuel generators can be stated as a ‘multi fuel generators market opportunity’ says the report. On the basis of power rating, the global multi fuel generators market is scurrently egmented into below 350 KVA, 351 KVA to 1000 KVA, and above 1000 KVA, says AMR. AIDAN TURNBULL

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The sanctions imposed by the West against Russian interests have had a severe effect on the genset market in almost every sector. Sales into Russia, as well as day-to-day operations such as manufacturing, finding spares parts, shipping and maintenance contracts are all now at a standstill. The biggest impact comes in the form of the rouble’s loss of purchasing power, which has plummeted against the US dollar, reducing the value of contracts and investments in real terms.

p. 21| GENSETS GENERATORS FOR SUDAN’S DESERTS Aksa generators - AD330 kVA gensets - with Doosan engines - have been synchronized successfully in the middle of the North Sudanese desert in an area where a mining project is taking place . Each relies on a DOOSAN DIESEL P126TI-II engine and feature canopies of galvanised Steel, Powder Coated, Silent. These are 3 Phase Diesel Generators made by AKSA.

p. 22 | CHP WHEEL FACTORY GETS CHP SYSTEM an MWM genset delivers heat and power to one of the most modern paint plants on the market. The facility belong to the automotive division of OTTO FUCHS KG is known for its forged aluminum wheels in the premium segment, the so-called Fuchs wheels. made at the new surface centre in Meinerzhagen, Germany, A power-controlled cogeneration power plant with an MWM TCG 2020 V12 genset and an output of 999 kW currently generates about 50 percent of the power required on site. The site also has a natural gas boiler and heat recovery system.

p. 25| COGEN-TRIGEN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES IN ACTION Cogen-trigen systems, where energy efficiency reaches 90% are beneficial for both the pocket and the environment. They protects the environment by reducing carbon emissions, explains Teksan. Factors such as the search for alternative energy sources due to the increasing energy costs and the deepening energy crisis, the need for clean and sustainable energy are playing a major role today.


p. 26| ALTERNATORS INTEGRATED GENSET SOLUTION MEANS COMPLEX APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CAN BE MET A totally new, fully-integrated Digital CANbus Series solution – SMART Link - integrates power management and monitoring into a single platform. When it’s paired with a Mecc Alte digital alternator and a Mecc Alte controller, the results are impressive, reports the company.

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p. 27 | GENSETS 32MW OF DIESEL GENERATORS FOR DATA CENTRE IN SAUDI ARABIA IN US$10M CONTRACT WIN Sixteen 2.5MVA generators will provide backup for a new data centre being built by a “global computer company” based in Saudi Arabia’s north-east region. Media speculation suggests the customer is likely to be Google, which last month announced a new cloud region based in Dammam, a city in Saudi Arabia’s eastern region. This is Enrogen’s biggest ever deal and will significantly increase turnover at the family-run company.

p. 28 | GENSETS UK HOSPITAL NHS TRUST BUYS SIX PRIMERATED GENSETS UK-based WB Power Services (WBPS) for Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust involved the supply of 6x prime rated generating sets to be installed onsite, supplying power totalling 11.2MVA and work involving 2x Perkins refurbs. WBPS also supplied a fuel distribution system involving 200,000 litres of fuel technology.

p. 29 | GENSETS FOR DATA CENTRE MUNICH DATA CENTRE IS SUPPLIED WITH TWO BESPOKE LOW SOUND EMERGENCY GENSETS Genesal Energy has supplied two emergency generator sets to one of the most important data centres in Europe, located on the outskirts of the city of Munich, Germany. The gensets have been designed to guarantee a constant power supply in the event of a mains failure or any other potential setback. Data Centres or Data Processing Centres (DPC) like these are complex facilities which hold sensitive computer equipment.

P.31| GENSET FOR PORT 1,010 KVA DIESEL GENERATOR PROVIDED FOR TEKIRDAĞ PORT IN TEKIRDAĞ, TURKEY EMSA has provided a SC33W1150D2 model SDEC engine EGK400-800N model EMSA alternator, 1010 kVA diesel generator set. Thgis has been supplied and installed at Tekirdağ Port by EMSA Generator and now provide uninterrupted power in the event of a grid outage.

P.32| GENSET FOR HOSPITAL ROTHERHAM HOSPITAL SET TO BENEFIT FROM ADVANCED BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTE eolia, working through its specialist energy team, has now commissioned a new Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the UK’s 500bed Rotherham Hospital as part of a 20- year Energy Performance Contract (EPC).




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Comment and International News + Market Report (p.19)

19 MARKET REPORT - IMPACT OF THE UKRAINE CONFLICT WIP looks at predictions for the generator market as a result of conflict.




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JCB has supplied a 1 x 610 kVA diesel generator (G660QX) with Scania engine to Burkina Faso in West Africa. The JCB G660QX generator has already been installed and commissioned in an agricultural tractor factory for TROPIC AGROCHEM in Burkina Faso. The JCB Generator is built to the highest specification to deliver outstanding reliability, high performance and increased efficiency, making it the perfect on site power solution, reports the company.A spokesman commented: “JCB’s 275-720 kVA power range uses the superior Scania engine to provide both fuel optimised and Stage IIIA models.”

LONDON,UK: 8TH DECEMBER MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT MISS POWEREX LIVE 2022 The next PowerEx event has been announced for Thursday 8th December, 2022, at the prestigious Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London. “The last time PowerEx Live was held in London it proved as Lively as its name,” comments Dave Andrews, Chairman of the Claverton Energy Institute: “In 2021 the organisers welcomed attendees and exhibiting personnel through the doors, with 12 top speakers and two separate Conference strands focussing on CHP and Gensets. “One of the PowerEx speakers even delivered his lecture ‘virtually’ via Zoom as he couldn’t get to London because of Covid19 restrictions at that time. This was one of the best such professional power events I have attended in 2021.” He explains: “The ‘GENSET LIVE’ and ‘CHP & Renewables LIVE’ conferences will run parallel with prime exhibitor space available in adjoining rooms.” Power professionals everywhere will have the chance to network with experts in all fields of CHP, Data Centres& Renewable Energy.



Before the conflict in Ukraine led to sanctions against Russia involving boycotts of gas supplies, stringent environmental regulations, gas prices, and increasing demand for flexible transmission of renewable power sparked a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets in Europe. A recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows that the market revenue for gas gensets in Europe is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.3%, from $307.2 million in 2018 to $441.6 million by 2025, while unit sales are projected to increase at a CAGR of 3.2%, reaching 2,034 units by 2025. “As Europe moves towards meeting its emission reductions targets by 2030, the gas gensets market is positioned for fairly good growth in the near future,” said Jonathan Robinson, Global Energy Program Lead at Frost & Sullivan. “Gas gensets are expected to gain market share among end-user segments that were dominated by diesel gensets as the region moves towards lower-emission fuel sources.” Frost & Sullivan’s latest research, European Gas Generator Set (Genset) Market, Forecast to 2025, addresses the major challenges faced by participants in a dynamic gas-powered genset industry in Europe. The report examines the competitive forces driving the market in Europe, highlights present market opportunities, offers additional information on the regions to look at for future investment, and includes growth strategies. Market metrics for all major European regions are also provided. The dominance of diesel gensets in back-up power applications is also being disrupted by gas gensets as a result of stringent environmental emission regulations and declining natural gas prices. The growing replacement market for gas gensets offer lucrative growth prospects as customers move towards the latest gensets to power their operations. “The growth of power storage is also expected to play a role in increasing gas gensets sales, as the demand for hybrid gensets with power storage capabilities rises,” noted Robinson. Stringent environmental regulations, declining gas prices, and increasing demand for flexible transmission of renewable power have sparked a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets in Europe, reports the recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan.

1,500 KVA DIESEL GENERATOR SUPPLIED TO THE CZECH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL IN AL AIN, UAE JUBAILI BROS company of the UAE has announced the delivery of a 1500kVA customised diesel genset provided in a container with an integrated eight-hour fuel tank. The client is the Czech Rehabilitation Hospital in Al Ain, UAE. Jubaili Bros, with over 40 years of experience, is a leading provider of power solutions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jubaili Bros says it ‘serves its customers by offering high quality diesel generating sets through 10 countries with 3 manufacturing plants and 29 branches & service centres which are dedicated to customer satisfaction’. Jubaili Bros provides diesel generators (assembled in UAE) and MARAPCO Brand (assembled in UK) from 9kVA up to 2250kVA powered by Perkins engines, coupled with Leroy-Somer alternators. Backed by over 20 years of experience as a diesel generator supplier, Marapco, too, offers a wide range of diesel generators, powered by Perkins and MTU engines and coupled with alternators from Leroy-Somer, ranging up to 3300 KVA. With a team of highly qualified generator manufacturer professionals, Marapco constantly strives to incorporate the latest technology to improve the efficiency and performance of Marapco generators. These generating sets are customised to cater to the diversified needs of individuals, consumers and corporate world across a range of industries. Marapco-branded diesel generators use Perkins and MTU Engines and range from 12.5 KVA up to 3300 KVA. These generators are designed, developed, manufactured and tested to the highest international standards such as: ISO8528, BS4999, BS5514, IEC60034, VDE0530, reports the company. The Czech Rehabilitation Hospital, managed by Royal Health Rehabilitation Hospitals Management, provides care for adults with a range of functional impairments arising from acute, sub-acute, or chronic conditions, acquired or congenital abnormalities. Rehabilitation services in the Hospital aim to improve functional status by reducing impairment, activity limitation and participation restrictions.

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John Deere has issued a statement on the Ukrainian crisis: “John Deere is deeply saddened by the significant escalation of events in Ukraine. The safety, welfare, and well-being of our employees in the region remains our top priority, and we continue to support and maintain close communication with our affected teams. “Two weeks ago, we suspended shipments of machines to Russia and then subsequently, Belarus. We continue to monitor the situation closely while we fully abide by U.S. and international sanctions. The John Deere Foundation has additionally been working directly with a number of organizations, including multiple UN agencies, to mobilise resources to support Ukrainians impacted by the crisis. Our mission is, and always has been, to help our customers feed the world.”

TWO 1,400 KVA DIESEL BAUDOUIN GENSETS FOR THE ROVANIEMI LAPLAND HOSPITAL IN FINLAND Two 1,400 kVA diesel generators with Baudouin engines have been supplied to the Rovaniemi Lapland Hospital in Finland by Voimalaite Services Oy. A spokesman for Baudouin commented: “Because hospitals are still under unprecedented pressure to provide care for patients across the world, it is Baudouin’s responsibility to support them with quality power systems.” Baudouin designed and produced the genesets to power the Lapland Hospital in the City of Rovaniemi, one of the northernmost cities in the world. The manufacturing stage invokved a special design process to meet customers’ specific needs. “Thanks to our local distributor Voimalaite Services Oy, we quickly provided: Two Baudouin 12M33G1400/5 PowerKit engines at1400 Kva + Control room + 2 transformers. These two twin PowerKit high horsepower engines have a good step load acceptance performance. The twin installation allows both engines to work together, or one to be the backup of the other. It also allows a fast-starting time to reach parallelism,” commented the spokesman. The Lapland Hospital District consists of a public healthcare network is currently responsible for the care of the 120,000 inhabitants of the Lapland region in Northern Finland.


A new 750 kW diesel generator with Perkins engine (Turbo Charged, CAC 6-Cylinder Inline) has been supplied by Blue Star Power Systems to the New National Urban League Empowerment Center, USA. This PD750-01 (750kWe) is one of the newly-introduced Perkins Engines Company Limited models. A spokesman commented: “The unit is already providing high quality backup power to the new National Urban League Empowerment Center based in the heart of Harlem, New York.” The engine has a 208-600 Volt 60Hz / 1800 RPM and features a Radiator Cooled Unit Mounted (50˚C), Radiator Duct Flange (OPU Only), Blower Fan & Fan Drive, Starter & Alternator, an Oil Pump & Filter, Oil Drain Extension w/Valve and a Governor - Electronic Isochronous. Additional features of the unit include a 24V Battery System & Cables, an Air Cleaner (Dry Single Stage), a Critical Grade Silencer, and a flexible Fuel Connector. The generator section features a Brushless Single Bearing alternator, Automatic Voltage Regulator (± 0.50% Voltage Regulation) 4 Pole, Rotating Field, 125˚C Standby Temperature Rise, 100% of Rated Load - One Step, 5% Maximum Harmonic Content, NEMA MG 1, IEEE and ANSI Standards Compliance for Temperature Rise. Dubbed the Urban League Empowerment Center, the 17-story project is not only the NUL HQ but includes additional retail and office space.


A key project from G&M Tex Generating Solutions has involved the supply of a modular generator plant room to a private biofuel client. This comprised six 400kWe Scania-powered generating sets producing a combined output of 2.4MW. Electricity is generated at low voltage (400v) and is stepped up to high voltage (11KV) aligning with the onsite HV network. The priming fuel used is Red Diesel with Used Cooking Oil (UCO) conforming to EN14214 employed as the main fuel. Due to the strict environmental acoustic requirements, the plantroom noise level was engineered so it does not exceed 65dBA at 1 metre with five gensets

running. The G&M Tex scope of supply also included the Switchgear container and high level exhaust stack. The power generation engines from Scania are based on a robust design with a strength-optimised cylinder block containing wet cylinder liners, which can easily be exchanged. Individual cylinder heads with 4 valves per cylinder promotes reparability and fuel economy. The engine is equipped with a Scania-developed Engine Management System, EMS, to ensure the control of all aspects related to engine performance. The injection system is based on electronicallycontrolled unit injectors, which provides good fuel economy and a high torque. The engine can be fitted with air cleaners, PTOs and a cooling package, to suit a variety of installations.




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IN BRIEF GENERATORS RELEASED ON THE MARKET Yanmar has released a series of enhanced features to models in its range of YDG Series generators.The units are powered by Yanmar Stage-5-compliant air-cooled L-Series engines and are now available for the first time in Europe. The YDG generator series includes the YDG3700, which offers four variants with outputs from 3.3 to 3.7 kVA, and the YDG5500 which also has four variants ranging from 5.1 to 5.8 kVA. These industrial-grade portable units were previously made in Japan, but now are being produced in Italy. Yanmar reports that this should help to improve lead times for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Speaking about the introduction, Carlo Giudici, Sales & Marketing Director at Yanmar Europe, said: “These upgraded and precision-engineered models are brand new entrants into the European market and are established yet meticulously advanced generators which meet all global emissions standards.and incorporate cutting edge components.”


£12 MILLION ENERGY CENTRE AT THE UK’S ROYAL LANCASTER INFIRMARY (RLI) The UK-based Capital Services Team was involved in an amazing 69 projects in 2021 including many large schemes and infrastructure projects such as the Energy Centre at the UK’s Royal Lancaster Informary. The year 2020 to 2021 saw the biggest Capital Plan ever in the Trust’s history – more than £50million was spent across the Trust The work has included new operating theatre facilities, and building work in the Emergency Department, among other areas. Andy Lamb, Capital Services Project Lead for UHMBT oversaw the Energy Centre build, Andy said: “The new Energy Centre will house three new energy efficient steam generating boilers. The new Energy Centre will provide a reliable source of power for the RLI site and will also result in a greater saving in energy.” The resilience of the site will be secured by the new Energy Centre and if, for any reason, the gas system fails, there is a backup system which uses diesel oil to enable the site to run for four weeks. The Energy Centre is needed because the old boilers and boiler house have come to the end of their natural life and need to be replaced with energy efficient steamraising boilers to ensure the safe running of the hospital. Mark Hampton, Capital Services Manager for UHMBT commented: “We also have a gas-powered CHP unit which was installed in 2020. This engine powers a generator which produces electricity back to the grid for the hospital’s use. The waste heat (exhaust gas from the engine), is used to produce steam via a waste heat boiler.”



Working with principal contractor NG Bailey and M&E and structural consultants RPS, P+HS Architects has delivered an award-winning new energy centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. The new centre was part of the Trust’s ongoing investment in infrastructure to secure the hospital’s long term future. The replacement of the hospital’s 50 year-old boilers, heating and electrical plant was all deemed crucial in ensuring that services remained safe, reliable, operationally effective and resilient as well as improving energy efficiency and reducing the Trust’s carbon footprint. The completed facility, linked to the existing hospital infrastructure via two subterranean walkways, provides two N+1 emergency generators, a combined heat and power engine, three boilers and photovoltaic panels together with associated works including a 30m high flue stack, oil fuel storage and distribution, water storage and associated mechanical and electrical infrastructure. The team worked together closely, using Revit to develop the scheme, providing efficiencies to the client and ensuring works were fully coordinated. All works had to be delivered on time without any disruption to the ongoing operation of the hospital. The majority of the M&E services were fabricated off-site at NG Bailey’s factory in Bradford and brought to site in pre-assembled modules, cutting time on site by around 5,000 hours and also reducing health & safety risks.

INNIO and Concord Renewable Energy plan to build four power plants across Malaysia fuelled by palm oil wastes. Each plant is expected to operate two INNIO Jenbacher high-efficiency biogas engines, collectively delivering more than 8 MW of power to the grid. The companies said the project emphasizes Malaysia’s efforts to achieve its COP26 commitments in moving away from fossil fuels and increasing renewable energy projects. The power plants, built in various parts of Malaysia, will deliver sustainable power to the grid while capturing methane, the companies said. The Jenbacher Type 4 engines, for which INNIO will also supply long-term servicing, are fuel flexibile. This makes them an excellent technology to advance Malaysia’s plans to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. As part of its COP26 commitment, Malaysia recently raised its National


Renewable Energy Capacity target from a 20% increase to a 31% increase of renewables in the national energy mix by 2025.. “INNIO has more than 500 Jenbacher engines currently operating on biogas and deploying about 1 GW in the ASEAN region,” said Carsten Dommermuth, vice president and general manager APAC at INNIO Jenbacher. “Our Jenbacher Type 4 biogas engine fleet delivers reliable and fuel-efficient heat and power, where the additional surplus energy is fed into the power grid as a renewable, dispatchable power source. We are pleased to partner with the Concord Group.”


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ALTERNATORS - STILL IN KEEN DEMAND IN ALASKA AND CHINA, SAYS OEM STAMFORD alternators are a key element of a new hybrid plant in one of the world’s harshest regions - they support a 200 kW energy supply at an installation shared by Frontier Power and Silver Mountain Construction in Alaska. The technology involved pairing a propane-powered Kubota engines and STAMFORD S0 alternators inside the generators with solar and wind energy sources. The plant is the area’s only source of energy and drives a GPS system. Recognising the critical customer requirements for low maintenance and long-lasting performance, the power provider, Frontier Power, decided to equip the required generator sets with STAMFORD HC5 alternators. The team at Silver Mountain Construction comments: “With vast experience in building custom-design package solutions for various applications, Frontier Power did not hesitate to choose STAMFORD alternators for the highly demanding specification.” On the other side of the world, in the fast-growing mega-city of Shenzhen in China, STAMFORD alternators are playing a key part in powering a major municipal solid waste project. The Shenzhen Dongjiang Environmental Renewable Energy Co Ltd uses household waste to create landfill gas for power generation, producing 50 million kWH of power each year. The customer chose STAMFORD® S7HV alternators with an output of 1000 kW/10.5 kV to provide continuous power sustainably to support the city’s growing needs, reports the manufacturer..


HVO APPROVED FOR USE WITH ALL EURO ENGINES KOHLER Engines approves the use of HVO for all its Diesel engines in Europe. HVO will enable a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 90%, with no engine modifications needed. It’s full speed ahead for Kohler Engines and its commitment to lessen the environmental impact of its engines. The company recently approved use of EN15940-compliant Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils, or HVOs, for all its diesel engines – either pure or as a blend with conventional diesel. The approval came after intensive laboratory and on-the field testing by Kohler’s engineering team. The group’s diesel engines do not require any kind of modification or specific upgrade to use HVO. However, use of exhaust gas after-treatment systems will still be necessary where already required, says Kohler’s Luigi Anone. HVO is a renewable paraffinic fuel also known under the names “synthetic diesel” and “renewable diesel”. It is produced with plant or animal oils derived from the residues of the meat and fish industries. Since it is obtained from organic material, HVO – unlike biodiesel – does not use agricultural resources or contributes to deforestation. It can be used wherever diesel fuel is used today. A reduction in overall CO2 emissions of up to 90% can be obtained depending on the raw material employed in HVO production. What’s more, compared to most conventional diesel fuels, HVO has an exceptionally low sulphur content and its use leads to lower engine exhaust emissions. Synthetic diesel is widely-available in-service stations across northern Europe and is taking hold as the next-generation fuel. It is 100% fossil-free and 100% recycled.

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) distributor Transdiesel S.L. in Madrid, Spain, has expanded into the Turkish market to provide customised application support and fast delivery of engines and spare parts to customers in the region. “Our new office, Transdiesel S.L. Turkey, will enable OEMs to get powerful, reliable equipment to market quickly and competitively,” says Country Manager Emrah Kucukakca. Gener has outfitted its first batch of stationary frost protection fans with 4.5L, 131 kW (175 hp) non-certified John Deere engines. They also have a 4.5L, 105 kW (140 hp) Stage V engine order for a mobile wind machine model in the pipeline. Transdiesel S.L. Spain’s large stock enables the Turkey office to provide industrial engines from 36 to 500+ kW (48 to 670+ hp). The marine engine range includes propulsion, auxiliary and generator drive engines with ratings from 60 to 559 kW (80 to 750 hp).




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GAS TURBINES SIZED 150WM OR GREATER HAVE DOMINATED THE WORLD MARKET UNTIL NOW BUT THOSE SIZED 300MW OR MORE ARE TAKING A LARGER Published annually in partnership with McCoy Power Reports and energy consultant Dora Partners, the Gas Turbine World Market Forecast tracks global industry orders – by OEM market share and model designation – for Heavy Frame, Light Industrial and Aeroderivative gas turbines for Electric Power Utility (EPU) and Oil & Gas (O&G) sectors internationally. The current Market Forecast suggests that on a capacity basis, gas turbines sized 150MW or greater have dominated order activity over the past five years (2017-2022) with units sized 300MWs or more increasingly taking a larger share of the market. Measured on the basis of MWs, order activity in 2020 was down 3.2% over 2019, while Unit orders were up 0.3%. Overall, this was a good result, given ongoing disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, say the anaylsts behind the report On a unit order basis, gas turbines sized 10MW or less have seen their share of the market continue to decrease, and the GTWMF predicts that this trend will continue. The market for small gas turbines under 5MW has ‘almost disappeared due to inroads by reciprocal engines’, says the report. Looking ahead, the retirement of coal-brining facilities worldwide and especially in Europe will mainly benefit large Heavy Frame gas turbines. Aero gas turbines, which provide backup capacity for Renewable energy, will also benefit from higher demand and steady pricing. In the Electric Power Utility Sector unit sales in the 30-40MW range (mobile units) are up and those in the 300MW+ units have rocketed; the 40-150MW range is down over 50%, the report concludes.

IN BRIEF NEW COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT FOR FRANKFURT (ODER) CHINA CHOOSES 9HA.01 GAS TURBINES FOR GUANGMING COMBINED CYCLE PLANT Three 9HA.01 gas turbines fare being supplied by GE to a combined cycle power plant in Guangming, China. The plant is expected to deliver up to 2 GW of electricity to the most populous province in the country, populated by approximately 126 million people. Once the turbines are fully operational the plant will operating commercially by end of 2023, in time to support the retirement of the Guangdong Shajiao coal-fired power complex projected fto be closed by 2025. China is actively working to promote its energy transition including transitioning from coal-based power generation to gas-fired technologies. Over the past decades, coal-fuelled power has fallen from approximately 72.4% in 2005 to 56.8% in 2020 of China’s energy consumption. Harbin Electric will provide steam turbines and generators. The Joint Venture called General Harbin Electric Gas Turbine (Qinhuangdao) Co., Ltd was formed in 2019 between GE and Harbin Electric as a joint effort to focus on heavy duty gas turbine localization, aiming to deliver efficient and reliable support for China natural gas power plants. Ma Jun, Utility Sales general manager of GE Gas Power in China, comments: “Gas can play a significant role in China’s energy future due to its sustainability, flexibility, low capital costs, ability to integrate with carbon capture systems, and rapid deployment capabilities.” Natural gas-fired generators have the lowest CO2 emissions of all fossil power generation fuels and are said to be ideal for countries including China where the need to switch from coal while retaining reliability of supply is paramount. “We are excited to work together with Harbin Electric in support of increasing natural gas-fired power generation in China,” said Ma Jun. GE 9HA.01/9HA.02/7HA.03 gas turbines have the capability to burn up to 50% by volume of hydrogen when blended with natural gas.



Stadtwerke Frankfurt (Oder) GmbH has tasked MAN Energy Solutions with planning and delivering a new power plant for combined heat and power (CHP) generation. The plant is powered by five MAN 20V35/44G gas engines, which produce not only 51 MW of electrical energy but also 50 MW district heating. MAN will also install a hot water boiler with a capacity of 20 MW that will increase the overall thermal capacity of the plant to 70 MW. Commissioning is planned for the 2021/2022 heating season. The new gas engine plant is part of a comprehensive plan to modernize the Am Hohen Feld thermal power station; since 1997, it has been supplying electricity to around 50,000 households and businesses and district heating to approximately 23,000 residential and commercial customers in the town on the banks of the Oder. Up to now, the power plant has been fired by lignite and natural gas. The new plant will enable operation to be fuelled solely by natural gas,.


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16V170 G-ENGINE NOW AVAILABLE FROM LEADING ITALIAN MANUFACTURER The 16V170 G-engine developed by Isotta Fraschini is a 16-cylinder vee-configuration engine with a power output of 2520 kVA in the 50Hz version and 2755 kVA in the 60 Hz version. The engine ihas been designed for the emergency genset sector as well as for use as an uninterruptible power supply for industrial applications and data centres. According to the manufacturer around 60% of the engine’s components are made in Italy, including all castings. Some key technical components though are produced by well-known international manufacturers - for example - the PBS twin turbochargers (one per cylinder bank); there is a Motorpal high-pressure mechanical fuel injection system and a HEINZMANN electronic speed governor. HEINZMANN currently offers one of the most extensive ranges of speed governors for large engines and turbines. Their reliability, durability and performance have helped them to gain an outstanding reputation on the market. Another component contributor is Geislinger which makes the oil-lubricated damper, while Alfa Laval manufactures the plate oil cooler for the 16V170 G-engine. For the future, the company promises the development of new software for the remote monitoring of the engines. Isotta Fraschini has also unveiled plans for the construction of an ‘Innovation and Development’ centre at the Isotta Fraschini’s headquarters in Bari, Italy. This facility is currently under construction.


MAJOR BENEFITS FOR DATA CENTRE APPLICATIONS OFFERED BY NEW E-FRAME TECHNOLOGY Kohler Power is marketing its new industrial generator enclosure product for its largest KD Series of industrial generator sets. The new eFrame enclosures are engineered to meet the specific requirements of mission-critical applications – primarily data centres – while providing shorter lead times, earlier installation and better service and maintenance access. The eFrame walk-in enclosures holds the Kohler KD Series industrial generators rated 2000 kW and larger. The unit is available in three models – V12 (2000 kW to 2500 kW), V16 (2800 kW to 3250 kW) and V20 (3500 kW to 4000 kW). The units have been designed for high durability and incorporate an all-aluminum skin and frame construction and a fade/ scratch/corrosion-resistant powdered coat exterior. The enclosures meet or exceed 135mph wind load ratings, reports Kohler Power. Brad Meissner, product manager for Kohler Power, comments: “The eFrame walk-in enclosure is ideal for mission critical applications – including data centres, water utilities and healthcare sites – and can be customisable to meet the needs of customers. “We’re the only manufacturer to ensure that the complete design, production, and testing occurs right at our factory. The one-stop approach increases our control of the entire manufacturing and testing process to ensure the highest quality while significantly decreasing lead times, which is very important for data centre customers who operate under tight timelines.” Kohler’s entire power system is a totally integrated package, with all components single-sourced from the Kohler factory including engineering, manufacturing and testing. “It’s the single source philosophy,” explains Meissner. “A customer only has to deal with Kohler. There is no finger pointing, with third party packagers, if something occurs in the field, it can be dealt with in-house here. “This innovation allows us to control our own destiny as well. Especially now, where supply chains are getting very constrained, the more content you own, the more you can control that and the better service you can provide your customers.”

A natural gas-fuelled 22 MW engine power plant has been ordered by mining company Argonaut Gold Inc. for installation at its Magino Project in Canada. Made by Wärtsilä, the power plant will provide electricity to the Magino Gold Mine located in the province of Ontario. The order includes four Wärtsilä 34SG gas engines, electrical equipment, auxiliaries and plant commissioning. The power plant will be operational by 2023, reports the company. Jon Rodriguez, Director, Engine Power Plants, North America, Wärtsilä Energy, explains: “The excellent reliability and heat rate efficiency of the Wärtsilä engines selected for this project are important factors for mining operations where power availability is absolutely essential and fuel costs are very significant. “Last year we received four engine power plant orders in Canada and three of those were from mining companies. This is a clear indication of our recognised capabilities and strength in this market,” So far, Wärtsilä has supplied power generating capacity totaling 620 MW to mining operations in North America. Wärtsilä said its engines are a future-proof investment which can already run on 100% synthetic carbon-neutral methane & methanol and operate on blends of natural gas.




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61MW BESS OPERATING IN DUNKIRK, FRANCE For the past three months TotalEnergies has been operating what has been described as ‘the largest battery-based energy storage facility in France’. Located at the Flandres centre in Dunkirk, the site has a power capacity of 61 MW and a total storage capacity of 61 MWh. The Flandres centre energy hub comprises 27 containers of 2.5 MWh, designed and assembled by Saft, TotalEnergies’ battery affiliate known for its advanced batteries designed for industry. This project was selected as part of the long-term tender launched by the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE) in February 2020, where TotalEnergies was awarded battery storage capacities in France.


HYDROGEN-FUELLED GAS ENGINES WILL POWER ROMANIA’S DATA CENTRES Rolls-Royce has provided mtu 20V 4000 L64 FNER gas engines for hydrogen-ready generator sets sold to a Romanian data centre provider.Cloud service provider ClusterPower is developing a US$43 million data centre campus near the southern city of Craiova and has specified mtu power equipment. The 273,000 sq. m campus will scale to a power output of 200 MW, once all five data centres being planned come onstream in 2025, said ClusterPower. Rolls-Royce and its distributor partner Knopf & Wallisch (K&W) supplied three mtu customised and containerised combined cooling, heat and power plant (CCHP) trigeneration units. The mtu 20V 4000 L64 FNER gas engines have been designed for quick ramp-up and ramp-down and are said to offer a wide-range of load operations. The gensets are ‘hydrogen-ready,’ with the capacity to use blends of 25% hydrogen along with natural gas - and also be upgraded to pure hydrogen engines at a future date. The first of the five data centres has opened already. Here, the mtu CCHP units supply electricity, heat and cooling for the building and the infrastructure. Employing the gas gensets as prime power producing electricity while using the main grid as backup is said to be their ‘unique selling point’ (UPS). A highly efficient solution has been applied to capture most of the exhaust heat from the system with conversion chillers.



Capstone Green Energy Corp. has confirmed that its distributor in Japan, Kanamoto, has secured a contract to provide seven C65 microturbine systems to a Japanese firm operating in the chemical industry. Out of 44 Capstone units currently in operation at the Japanese site, the new systems will replace seven units which have reached 80,000 hours mark for continuous service. The units were previously covered by a 10-year Factory Protection Plan (FPP) which ended in December 2021. The new systems will be fuelled by high-pressure natural gas (HPNG) and have been specially designed to provide combined heat and power (CHP) to providing maximum efficiency for the production process. Simultaneously, the waste heat produced by the microturbines will be captured and used for drying processes required by the chemical plant, a site which has been in operationsince 2002. Once shipped, the new systems are expected to be fully commissioned by July 2022. This is the only installation in Japan where 44 units have been installed in one single location. Kanamoto’s manager, Atsushi Isono, explains: “The Capstone Green Energy microturbine’s lightweight and compact footprint met the customer’s site requirements while using the clean exhaust gas directly in the drying furnace. This perfectly matches the customer’s thermal requirements. Despite the harsh environment in which this continuous-duty application operates, the customer feels confident in the long-term viability of the system due to the FPP contract in place. The 80,000 hours of o peration and FPP contract is what allowed us to win a second end-of -life replacement contract.”

A new 1300 kW Ultra-Low Emissions Package from Aggreko is said to reduce up to 99% of all controlled emissions from the average generator exhaust stream. Said to fit any project situation, the Ultra-Low Emissions Package has been designed to meet strict U.S. federal air quality restrictions for faster deployment and long-term use while - at the same time - significantly reducing environmental impact. The system’s emission levels are certified to be 90% lower than the best reciprocating engine and turbine available on the market, and 99% lower than the federal limits, the company said. Aggreko’s Ultra-Low Emissions Package has been specifically designed to provide 1300 kW of continuous power output and is equipped with a selective catalyst reducer (SCR) and an oxidation catalyst which converts carbon-monoxide


into carbon-dioxide in a highly efficient combination. Tthe package cuts all controlled exhaust stream emissions by as much as 99%, report Aggreko. This helps expedite air quality permits. The package is suitable for long-term use and allows for more equipment onsite. Geoff Bland, Aggreko Product Manager for power and natural gas, concludes: “We’re proud to introduce the world’s lowest-emitting temporary power generation system.” Aggreko said its newest power system cleans controlled emissions and significantly reduces any environmental footprint without interfering in day-today operations.

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he sanctions imposed by the West against Russian interests have had a severe effect on the genset market in almost every sector. Sales into Russia, as well as day-to-day operations such as manufacturing, finding spares parts, shipping and maintenance contracts are all now at a standstill. The biggest impact comes in the form of the rouble’s loss of purchasing power, which has plummeted against the US dollar, reducing the value of contracts and investments in real terms. Russia is a relevant global player in the export of metals, agricultural goods, and energy, and sanctions have affected the marginal pricing in global markets. The country also has a large domestic market for ‘homegrown’ Russian-made generators sets but these invariably rely on parts and electronics systems provided by companies in the West. The United States does not suffer a relevant impact from sanctions to Russia but this happens indirectly as consumer prices soar due to rising energy and food prices - factors which invariably affect industry. In the current tensions with Russia the European Union has far more to lose than the US. According to Eurostat, Russia is the fifth-largest trade partner of the European Union, with imports of $177.9 billion and exports of $104.1 billion. There has been a considerable reliance on Russian natural gas for power generations, particularly in countries like the Czech Republic and Germany. Eleven EU countries import more than 50% of their natural gas from Russia. For many it would be impossible to offset the flow of Russian gas with LNG brought in by vehicles - as opposed to using pipelines - even if they were willing to accept prohibitive prices. The global economy suffers from the indirect impact. As the sides slug it out in Ukraine clear differences are emerging between Western countries and the nations which align naturally with Russia and China. The effect of the current war in Ukraine has been to move some European economies closer to ‘stagflation’, and the price of fuel and power grid uncertainties will undoubtedly have an effect on the demand for generator sets and could lead to renewables resources such as PV and hydro gaining the upper hand. There may be an increased demand for gensets within Russian but the European Union, US, UK and allies have agreed to exclude a number of Russian banks from Swift, a key international payment system used by thousands of financial institutions.

RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE HAS BROUGHT WITH IT ECONOMIC SANCTIONS INVOLVING THE SHUTDOWN OF TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF TRANSACTIONS, SOME AFFECTING THE GENSET SECTOR. Swift is the global financial artery which allows the smooth and rapid transfer of money across borders. Trillions of dollars change hands between companies and governments. More than 1% of those messages are thought to involve Russian payments. Swift was created by American and European banks, which did not want a single institution developing their own system and having a monopoly. The network is now jointly-owned by more than 2,000 banks and financial institutions. It is overseen by the National Bank of Belgium, in partnership with major central banks around the world including the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England. When Iran was banned from Swift in 2012, as part of sanctions over its nuclear programme it lost almost half

of its oil export revenues and 30% of foreign trade. The Parkovaya Data Centre in central Ukraine currently relies on two F G Wilson P1375E3 and four P1700P1 generator sets runs by the data centre operator. Ukraine’s electricity system remains at high risk of collapse. While electricity demand had been projected to double by 2030, outdated thermal production facilities and higher fuel costs has already made the Ukrainian electricity system vulnerable. Even before the invasion Ukraine’s generation facilities were only running at 38% capacity (as a result of old, inefficient plants and poor transmission lines). An up-to-date a power management regime would have to form a key part of Ukraine’s infrastructure during its reconstruction phase.




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wo Aksa generators - AD330 kVA gensets - with Doosan engines - have been synchronized successfully in the middle of the North Sudanese desert in an area where a mining project is taking place . Each relies on a DOOSAN DIESEL P126TI-II engine and feature canopies of galvanised Steel, Powder Coated, Silent. These are 3 Phase Diesel Generators made by AKSA and powered by DOOSAN. Suitable for both prime power and emergency backup power applications. This model of diesel generator has mains monitoring capability, and when used in conjunction with an ATS, provide a fully automatic mains failure back up solution. Using only quality branded components, and powered by a highly regarded Doosan 1500RPM diesel engine. Each generator is designed to be reliable and long lasting. Housed in an acoustic canopy ensures a Super-Silent operation. The generator model features: * 3PHASE DIESEL GENERATOR - Continuous Power or Automatic Backup Power applications * The AD330 utilises the P126TI-II 6 cylinder turbo diesel engine ensuring longevity, reliability and fuel efficiency. Diesel Engine revs at 1500RPM and returns a fuel economy of 63-litres per hour at FULL load and 32 litres per hour at 50% load. * DSE AUTO CONTROL (MAINS MONITORING) - Industry leading control manufacturers Deep Sea Electronics supply the control system. Capable of monitoring the mains supply for interruption and once detected, automatically starting the generator. Likewise when mains supply returns, shutting generator down. Control also monitors all safety systems from the engine including oil pressure, temperature, RPM. Control also safeguards any problem with the power generation such as over volts, over speed, over HZ. * MECC-ALTE BRUSHLESS ALTERNATOR - Developed and tested by one of the world’s most well known alternator manufacturers. * BATTERY CHARGER - A must have accessory for any backup generator. Keeps the battery at its peak performance. * WATER HEATER- Important feature to ensure engine temperature is ideal for starting effortlessly in cold weather. * SUPER-SILENT ENCLOSURE - Compact design made with a footprint of 4000mm x 1353mm and height of 1882mm. Steel canopy painted with electrostatic polyester powder and lined with acoustic insulation ensuring a quiet running operation. Integral diesel base tank with 450 litre maximum capacity.



The total dry weight of each generator is 3,070kgs. The 400-230V genset is considered to be a high quality, reliable and complete power unit, with a compact design. The genset features an easy-start and maintenance profile. Every Aksa generating set is subject to a comprehensive test program which includes full load testing, checking and provision of all control and safety shut down functions testing, reports the company. Each genset is fully-engineered with a wide range of options and accessories: Canopy and soundproof canopy. The heavy duty DOOSAN diesel engine (P126TI-II ) features a four stroke, water cooled, turbocharged intercooled interior, a direct injection fuel system, an electronic Governor system, a 12/24 V D.C. starter and charge alternator, plus a replaceable fuel filter, oil filter and dry element air filter. The genset’s cooling radiator and fan are included, as is a Starter battery (with lead acid) including Rack and Cables.

The set design includes flexible fuel connection hoses and manual oil sump drain valve There is an industrial capacity exhaust silencer and steel bellows, plus a Jacket water heater (in automatic models). The genset comes with operation manuals and circuit diagram documents. The AD330 kVA gensets include a brushless, single-bearing system, flexible disc, 4 poles, Insulation class H, a Standard degree of protection IP21 (*IP22/IP23 is available.), Selfexciting and self-regulating. Some components feature impregnation with tropicalised epoxy varnish, there is a Solid state Automatic Voltage Regulator and Stator winding with 2/3 pitch for improved harmonic. The control supervision and protection panel is mounted on the genset base frame. and this incorporates a Auto Mains Failure Control Panel, Control with an AMF module, a Static battery charger and an emergency stop push button.




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he automotive division of OTTO FUCHS KG is known for its forged aluminum wheels in the premium segment, the so-called Fuchs wheels. In the new surface centre in Meinerzhagen, Germany, a cogeneration power plant equipped with an MWM genset delivers heat and power to one of the most modern paint plants on the market. Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Porsche, or Rolls Royce - marvelling at these wonders of automotive technology, you have doubtlessly noticed the exquisite forged aluminum wheels made by OTTO FUCHS. The market leader in forged aluminum wheels is based in Meinerzhagen in the west of the Sauerland region. In the nearby Grünewald industrial zone, OTTO FUCHS has invested about €80 million in a new surface centre: OTTO FUCHS Surface Technology GmbH & Co. KG. Here, the Fuchs wheels get their special finish. The state-of-the-art coating plant is connected to a high-bay warehouse and a shipping and logistics centre. The building application for the new plant included the request for permission to set up a cogeneration power plant to generate electricity on site. The power-controlled cogeneration power plant with an MWM TCG 2020 V12 genset and an output of 999 kW currently generates about 50 percent of the power required on site. Paul J. Plikat, who was involved in the planning of the new cogeneration power plant as head of the “Grünewald energy industry“‘ project, commented: ”We have had a cogeneration power



plant with an MWM TCG 2032 V16 genset in the main OTTO FUCHS factory since 2010.” “All our experiences with this model have been positive, both with regard to the performance and reliability of the engine and in terms of the good collaboration with the manufacturer and the MWM Service. “For us, these were good reasons to opt for another MWM gas genset for the new cogeneration power plant.“ The power-controlled MWM gas genset runs in flex operation, adapted to the factory‘s shifts.” Vladimir Giebert, Project Engineer Supply, Factory Planning, and Maintenance at OTTO FUCHS, commented: ”In this way, we can effectively control the power generation in accordance with the demand in the factory.“ Giebert explains that the exhaust heat from the power generation is used in its entirety, especially during the cold season. Apart from heating the factory, many surface coating processes also depend on heat, e.g. the pre-treatment or special washing systems. For the cogeneration power plant in the Grünewald factory, the planning and rollout of the energy supply was handled by the company itself. ”During the planning and rollout stages, the challenge was to seamlessly involve a dozen suppliers in the face of a relatively tight time schedule,“ says Giebert. The go-live procedure took place in spring 2020. Vladimir Giebert underlines the good co-operation between OTTO FUCHS and Caterpillar Energy Solutions: ”As expected, the collaboration was very pleasant and professional. Minor initial difficulties were quickly resolved in a competent manner by the MWM Service in collaboration with our maintenance personnel.

Apart from the good collaboration with Caterpillar Energy Solutions, our team members also played their part in ensuring that the project was successfully completed within a short period of time.“ The cogeneration power plant is not the only heat generator at OTTO FUCHS Surface Technology in Grünewald. A natural gas boiler and the heat recovery system of the compressed-air supply are hydraulically connected to the cogeneration power plant. These individual heat generators are controlled by a central control that the TEM control of the cogeneration power plant is also connected to. One of the challenges encountered during the installation was to ensure the efficient networking of these various components. After some minor initial glitches, everything is now on track, and the annual usage amounts to more than 70 percent. The MWM TCG 3020, successor model of the TCG 2020, generator set effectively balances efficiency and reliability. The genset delivers up to 18 percent more output than its predecessor, though its dimensions are almost the same. Additionally, the new model features long service intervals with up to 80,000 operating hours until the next general overhaul (if the gas quality is high) and a total efficiency of more than 87 percent (with natural gas).


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he global energy crisis is expanding its sphere of influence with each passing day. Accordingly, the increase in the need for economical, high quality and sustainable energy brings new solutions. Cogeneration and trigeneration systems, which meet electricity, heating and cooling needs at the same time, draw attention as an economical and environmental investment. If the analysis, project design and installation of these technologies is all done correctly, it is possible to achieve energy savings of up to 90%. As the first domestic company to manufacture cogeneration and trigeneration systems in Turkey, Teksan has successfully implemented these systems in many hospitals, factories and shopping malls where energy needs are high. Cogeneration and trigeneration systems enable high quality and cheap electricity production. The cogeneration and trigeneration systems, which ensure the efficient use of energy, are based on the principle that energy is produced in the same place where it is consumed independently from the electricity network and the excess energy is used for heating or cooling purposes. While only heating is provided in the cogeneration system, the heating and cooling needs are both met in the trigeneration system. Cogen-trigen systems, where energy efficiency reaches 90% are beneficial for both the pocket and the environment. They protects the environment by reducing carbon emissions. Factors such as the search for alternative energy sources due to the increasing energy costs and the deepening energy crisis, the need for clean and sustainable energy are expected to play a major role in the future of the cogeneration market and increase the interest in these systems in the coming months. Correct project design and application are of great importance in obtaining the desired efficiency in cogen-trigen systems. With its experience in the projects it has undertaken, its engineering power and its expert team, Teksan has successfully implemented many cogeneration and trigeneration projects in different fields, especially healthcare.


Teksan Marketing Board Member Ebru Ata Tuncer agrees with the concept that energy efficiency achieved thanks to the cogen-trigen systems - which produce electricity at a lower cost compared to the mains electricity - provides significant gains for Turkey’s economy. Ebru Ata Tuncer comments: “Cogeneration and trigeneration systems, which bring a common solution to the electricity, heating and cooling needs, eliminate energy losses by producing and consuming energy in the same place. “Thanks to this system, it is also possible to keep emission levels under control and reduce one’s carbon footprint. “Cogeneration and trigeneration systems, which are preferred in areas with high energy needs such as hospitals, factories and shopping malls draw attention as an economic investment as well as being environmentally friendly. “Teksan has successfully implemented and continues to apply its cogeneration-trigeneration systems in many state hospitals. In these locations we have long years of experience, project experience, engineering power and expert teamwork. We also have important references abroad in this particular field.

Our systems are used successfully in large projects in different countries such as Kazakhstan and Nigeria.” He explains: “In addition to hospitals, we have successfully implemented cogeneration and trigeneration projects in many shopping malls where our technology is preferred. “As a company we offer tailor-made solutions and engineering power. We provide the energy and heating solutions for our factory in Istanbul with the cogeneration system we have already established. “With our cogeneration and trigeneration systems, we will maintain our claim in the sector in the coming years as well.” Teksan has a mission to deliver uninterrupted power solutions to the people through sustainable improvement and innovation and the latest designs. Teksan installs high quality diesel, natural and biogas driven generator sets, mobile lighting towers, gasoline generators, cogeneration-trigeneration solutions and hybrid power systems designed to meet and even exceed the expectations of the customer.




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s a global manufacturer with more than 75 years of experience in the alternator industry, Mecc Alte has become adept at spotting powergen trends. The latest trend is towards meeting power demands by providing an integrated package which allows its clients to fit the increasingly complex requirements of the application. “Power generation is becoming much more about complete solutions than products,” says Mecc Alte’s Sales and Marketing Director, Jonathan Stokes. “We’re creating value by supplying Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with alternators, controllers, battery chargers and governors required for their generators. The result: an integrated solution that very closely matches the unique demands of each and every power requirement.” The company’s independent status has won it a great deal of trust from the power community over the years. “We’ve never built complete gensets, so people know that we’re not in competition with them” says Jonathan. “As a result we’ve earned our reputation as a trusted advisor. When clients come to us with a problem, we provide a straightforward – and sometimes very innovative – answer.” The recognition of a growing demand from the market for more integrated, packaged solutions has led to the development of a number of new products that make it easier to meet the need. A totally new, fully-integrated Digital CANbus Series solution – SMART Link - integrates power management and monitoring into a single platform. When it’s paired with a Mecc Alte digital alternator and a Mecc Alte controller, the results are impressive. “By providing simple safe access to all essential genset components, we enable true digital regulation and real time measurement, as well as smart diagnostics, rapid setting via the controller, and enhanced safety – all in one human-machine interface or HMI,” says Jonathan. A flurry of other new products are being launched by the company which are also designed to be easily integrated into complete solutions for OEMs. The next generation of the company’s highly successful C-Type series consists of two new models – the ECP4 and ECP30, adding to a range that is designed to deliver a high power to size ratio. As with all C-Type alternators, the new models benefit from Mecc Alte MAUX (Mecc Alte Auxillary Winding System) installed as standard. This power boost facility enables every C-Type alternator to take an overload of >300% forced current for up to 20 seconds – perfect for motor starting requirements.



Jonathan explains: “The C-Type Series represents a completely new approach to design, both inside and out, which brings various advances and benefits to our customers and end users. We have invested many hours in research, working with the power generation industry, to understand the challenges which are faced in achieving and maintaining continuous, efficient and reliable power delivery.” Other new products announced by the company include a new DC250 lighting tower controller, a new hybrid battery charger for DC applications, and a new 20A 24V charger for high current demand applications. In addition, new AVRs with an integrated link to controllers have been unveiled, which are designed to provide an optimum communications and collaboration solution in terms of information, setting, efficiency and consequent savings. Mecc Alte is a high-volume manufacturer producing in Italy, the UK, China, and India. The diverse range from Mecc Alte includes small 2-pole and large 4-pole alternators, as well as medium and high voltage machines, and multi-pole units for hydro applications, spanning 1 – 5000kVA

Additionally, the network of company factories is supported by wholly-owned subsidiaries based in Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the USA. These specialise locally in the sales, distribution and aftersales for all Mecc Alte’s alternator solutions. In addition its powerful partnership with customers and service centres around the world enable global support which starts at the initial contact right through to training and aftersales. “We pride ourselves on being the Power from Within the systems and gensets that our customers produce,” concludes Jonathan. “With these new products, it’s a description that’s even more appropriate.”


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he diesel generator company Enrogen, based in York, UK, has signed a deal to provide 32MW of diesel generators to a large data centre in Saudi Arabia. The sixteen 2.5MVA generators will provide backup for a new data centre being built by a “global computer company” based in Saudi Arabia’s north-east region. Media speculation suggests the customer is likely to be Google, which last month announced a new cloud region based in Dammam, a city in Saudi Arabia’s eastern region. This is Enrogen’s biggest ever deal and will significantly increase turnover at the family firm which was founded in 2005 by brothers-in-law James Brown and Gavin Wilkinson. The company is building new capacity at its factory in Pocklington near York, and will be employing more staff. “It’s already won us the ‘Exporter of the Year’ 2021 award from the Association of Manufacturing Power Systems,” comments sales director Kevin Griffiths. “There’s no doubt this deal will get us noticed in this industry.” Griffiths hopes for more Middle Eastern deals as a result of this development, seeing it as a “real growth centre at the moment.” “It’s a specialist job which not many companies in the UK can actually do,” explains Griffiths. “There are a lot of generator manufacturers who supply basic, off-the shelf solutions, whereas we build our generator sets to suit what each client wants, something which is outside the comfort zones of many other firms.” He explains: “The UK used to be one of the biggest generator manufacturers in the world and this accolade has slowly declined as companies have gradually moved their production to China or Eastern Europe. However, we hope to play our part in putting UK back on the map and champion British manufacturing, and hopefully, this project win is just the start of that.” The Saudi job is being handled by a UK intermediary which commissioned Enrogen based on its ability to put together a bespoke backup system. The project will use sixteen 2.5 MVA, 16-cylinder (65-litres) 2700hp engines, which will be housed in acoustic containers at the data centre. Enrogen says the facility is being built at a large new business park with its own road and rail network. “The site is basically in the middle of the desert but we’ve seen computer-generated images of what it will look like in the future. It’s going to be a huge business park featuring all sorts of companies and even served by its own railway network,” said Griffiths. Enrogen sourced 60Hz engines for the job from Mitsubishi and will build and test the backup systems in the UK, before dismantling them and shipping them to Saudi Arabia to be rebuilt at the data centre. The sets are acoustically treated to a low noise rating. Special features of the package include: a Power panel with controls integrated inside each generator set’s container, a Baffle reduction system for -30db.. Sand media filters louvres and self-contained fuel tanks with leakage bunding and automatic overfill protection system are also being provided. Enrogen has designed-in engine room heating to ensure startup in the cold and a dedicated power outlet busbar due to the great number of conductors per phase. The installation will also feature overvoltage protection, Loadbank Test facility, enclosure coating according to the ISO 12944 norm, in a C5I finish in the

finish in the colour requested by the client. Enrogen specialises in the manufacture, fitting and ongoing and emergency maintenance of diesel backup generators. Its generator sets help ensure critical systems can be maintained in the event of power outages at high-risk facilities including super-prisons and hospitals. This latest deal will help ensure the integrity of significant amounts of data, stored in the Cloud by the computer firm which has commissioned the installation at a new business park which is so big it will be serviced by a new road and rail network in the middle of the desert. Enrogen has seen consistent yearon-year growth since it was established bin 2005 and has remained buoyant despite the recent challenges caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, this latest commission has taken it truly global. “Doing a good job of this install, which represents our biggest project ever, will hopefully pave the way for further commissions out in other parts of the Middle East, which is a real growth centre at the moment, particularly for areas like computing and data housing, and financial services, because – as well as undergoing significant growth itself – it is ideally placed to act as a conduit for supplying key infrastructure services

[Above - left-to-right] Kevin Griffiths, James Brown and Gavin Wilkinson. to developing economies nearby, explains Griffiths. Enrogen was one of the smaller companies to pitch for the Saudi job, which is being handled by a UK i ntermediary, and the contract was won based on the company’s unique bespoke manufacturing expertise. The project requires generators running on 60-hertz power, which are more common in the US and Saudi Arabia, rather than the 50-hertz systems which are more common across the world, and Enrogen had to source the special Mitsubishi engines from Japan to meet these alternative power requirements. Backup generator sets like those manufactured by Enrogen are designed to ‘keep the lights on’ at critical sites if they experience power outages which last beyond what their battery backup systems are designed to cope with, and represent crucial kit in a world where so many functions are controlled by sophisticated computer systems. “It’s clearly an important project to Saudi Arabia and that makes it a big thing for us too,” continued Griffiths. “Dealing with global exporting to the other side of the world has represented new territory and a learning curve for us.”




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enesal Energy has supplied two emergency generator sets to one of the most important data centres in Europe, located on the outskirts of the city of Munich, Germany. The gensets have been designed to guarantee constant power supply in the event of a mains failure or any other potential setback. Data Centres or Data Processing Centres (DPC) are complex facilities which hold modern computer equipment and where any failure in power supply can be a serious issue, as all the information contained in these giant servers would be left unprotected. For this reason, DPCs need continuous and constant power supply at all times. A generator set is its greatest guarantee of protection, which is where the client company turned to Genesal Energy to provide experts in installing generator sets adapted to these facilities. A company spokesman commented: “For this client specifically, at Genesal Energy we opted for made-tomeasure generator sets: we designed a bespoke energy solution. “The result translated into two generator sets distinguished by their low sound levels -as they must operate in a great office area- and the fact that they are leakage-proof against any polluting spills (diesel, oil and coolant liquid), as established by the strict environmental legislation in Germany.” During the manufacturing process, the gensets were placed into two 20-foot containers, with two air inlet and outlet baffles of 1200mm in length to lower the gensets’ sound levels by 30 decibels. Furthermore, the exhaust silencers were mounted inside the containers in order to isolate the sound outlet (certification was carried out by an external company). The sets provided were the GEN550PC + GEN850PC and the clients specified enerator sets with low sound levels, as they were to be located in the middle of an office area. Special features included with the gensets were: •Power panel integrated inside the generator set’s container. •Control panel integrated inside the generator set’s container. •Baffles system for -30db. External parts in stainless steel. •Motorised louvres. •Fuel tanks isupplied with the units have to offer a considerable capacity. The tanks had to come with a with leakage collection tray.These fuel tanks also had to fully incorporate an automatic overfill protection.



•The container itself has a liquid retention system installed inside •Engine room heating to ensure startup in the cold. •Dedicated power outlet busbar due to the great number of conductors per phase. •Overvoltage protection. •GSM control. •Superficial coating of the container according to the ISO 12944 norm, in a C5I finish in the colour requested by the client. •Sound levels certified by an external company according to the ISO8528 norm: -Genset 1: 66 dB at 7m -Genset 2: 68 dB at 7m The diesel GEN550PC has a frequency: of 60 HZ and Power: L (396-940kVA) A soundproof model (KVA: 550/440) with Three-Phase Voltage, is is powered by a SCANIA DC13 072A (02-13) engine. The power generation engines from Scania are based on a robust design with an optimised cylinder block containing wet cylinder liners, which can be exchanged easily. Individual cylinder heads with 4 valves per cylinder promotes repairability and fuel economy, reports Genesal. The engine is equipped with a Scania-developed Engine Management System, EMS, to ensure the control of all aspects

related to engine performance. The injection system is based on electronically controlled unit injectors, which provides good fuel economy and a high torque. The engine can be fitted with many accessories such as air cleaners, PTOs and cooling package, to suit a variety of installations. The genset provides PRP/STP (kVA): 500/550, Emerg. STP (kVA/kWe): 550/440 , R.P.M.: 1800, 4,218kgs, offering Voltage (V): 480/277 - 440/254 - 380/220 - 220/127 208/120. The diesel GEN880HC-IN, on the other hand, uses a MITSUBISHI S12A2-PTA engine. Efficient and requiring low maintenance, the Mitsubishi SA-series engines are fuel efficient because of Mitsubishi’s original direct injection system and turbo. According to the manufacturer, routine maintenance has become easier than ever before, with increased intervals for changing the oil. New materials in the exhaust system have a positive effect on durability, says Mitsubishi. This set’s specifications are as follows: Frequency: 50 HZ, Power: XL (826-3900kVA). A Soundproof model (KVA: 880/704), this offers PRP/STP (kVA): 800/880, Emerg. STP (kVA/kWe): 880/704 and produces a voltage of 400/230 - 415/240 380/220.


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orthampton General Hospital NHS Trust provides general acute services for a population of 380,000 to people living throughout whole of Northamptonshire, a population of 684,000. The Trust also provides other services to a wider population of 880,000 who live in Northamptonshire & parts of Buckinghamshire. The generator contract won by UK-based WB Power Services (WBPS) for Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust involved the supply of 6x prime rated generating sets to be installed onsite, supplying power totalling 11.2MVA and work involving 2x Perkins refurbs. WBPS also supplied a fuel distribution system. Over 200,000 litres of fuel were provided via newly-installed fuel technology. The company was also responsible for the removal,transportation and refurbishment of existing generator sets at the location. The generating sets were installed in existing plant rooms with significant space restrictions. The installation team also dealt with sound restrictions, control systems and electrical installation. A spokesman commented: “An incredibly diverse and bespoke project for the WB Power team, the installed solution comprised of incumbent equipment removal, civil works and the installation of 6 x KOHLER primerated generating sets in existing plant rooms. The generating set was installed along with accompanying ancillary equipment such as fuel tanks, plant room attenuation equipment, exhaust flues, switchgear and electrical installation and migration works. Phase one of the project was the supply, installation and commissioning of three KOHLER T2500 2273kVA Mitsubishi prime rated generating sets complete with a set- mounted ComAp control system, offering both set to set and set to mains synchronising capabilities, situated in an existing plant room. Prior to their installation, the existing generators and accompanying ancillary equipment was to be removed. Once all existing generators and ancillary equipment had been removed, modifications were made to the existing layout of the plant room to allow for the installation of an additional generator, in addition to the existing two. Following this, installed equipment included: * Acoustic plantroom equipment (75dba @ 1m) * Three KOHLER T2500 2273kVA Mitsubishi generators with accompanying bunded slab fuel tanks, bespoke pipework and flue systems and remote radiators, situated on the roof. Due to the healthcare environment, there were strict noise levels which the newly- installed generating sets

had to achieve. To accomplish this, WB Power proposed the supply and installation of exhaust gas silencers, which would achieve a sound level of 75 dBA @ 1m. The three flues were required to be extended to roof level and followed the route of the existing flue. Phase two of the project was the removal of two existing Perkins generator sets. Following their removal from the existing plant room, the generators were transported back to the WBPS testing facility in Ilkeston to be refurbished. Following THE completion of the installation, the sets were commissioned using a resistive load bank test. This was conducted by WB Power’s in-house commissioning team, with one of its Commissioning Engineers onsite conducting the tests over a 10-day period.

Whilst onsite the engineer was also able to deliver formal training the hospital engineers. The project was delivered on time and on budget. All predefined hospital requirements were delivered, meaning the project was a great success for WB Power Services. WB Power Services (WBPS) was first established in 1983 and since then it has grown in size and service capability. Today, it provides critical power services to some of the UK’s most important businesses and organisations, ensuring essential services are protected. A spokesman for the company commented: “We are proud to retain our family values on a national scale as we strive to be the biggest and the best power generation company in the UK.”



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eyport Tekirdağ Uluslararası Liman İşletmeciliği A.Ş. in Süleymanpaşa district of Tekirdağ, Turkey, can now offer its services with an uninterrupted energy guarantee thanks to the generator set installed by EMSA Generators. EMSA Generator reports that it adds a new investment every day by exporting to 102 countries on six continents. EMSA considers its role of serving the domestic and international markets with state-of-art generators as “a vision to provide added value to Turkey”. EMSA Generator says it moves forward with its innovative vision and has recently added one more domestic investment to its portfolio. The uninterrupted energy requirements of Ceyport Tekirdağ Uluslararası Liman İşletmeciliği A.Ş. in Süleymanpaşa will be met by EMSA Generators. One SC33W1150D2 model SDEC engine EGK400-800N model EMSA alternator, 1010 kVA diesel generator set installed to Tekirdağ Port by EMSA Generator now provide uninterrupted power in the event of a grid outage. The logistic terminal in Ceyport, Tekirdağ Port operates with one 100-ton Fantuzzi Reggiane MHC crane, two 30-ton Fantuzzi Reggiane MHC crane, one 20-ton Fantuzzi Reggiane MHC crane, two Reachstacker, two loaders, three industrial excavators and two forklifts. All of these rely on electrical power. Tekirdağ Port has an important place in both international and domestic trade. The uninterrupted energy need is extremely important to prevent any problems in port activities, says the authorities.

“The generator sets installed by EMSA Generator have designed to immediately come online should there be any power cut involving the local grid,” said a company spokesman. The engine performance is as per GB/T2820. Ratings for the genset are based on GB/T1147.1. Prime power is available for an unlimited number of hours per year in a variable load application on this genset. The permissible average power output over 24 hours of operation shall not exceed 80% of the prime power rating, says the company data sheet on the SC33W1150D2 model. Standby power is available in the event of a utility power outage or under test conditions for up to 200 hours of operation per year. The permissible average power output over 24 hours of operation shall not exceed 80% of the standby power rating (SC33W1150D2 model). Engine speed is 1500 rpm, prime power Gross Engine Output is 782kW (standby 860kW). Net Engine Output prime power is 784 (Standby: 832). The engine type is a 4 strokes, water-cooled Turbo charged air-to-air intercooled model with direct injection combustion. There is 6-cylinder wetliner type, bore x stroke 180 (7.09) × 215 (8.47) mm (in.) featuring a compression ration of 15:1. Injection timing is 22°BTDC and the fuel system includes a fuel injection pump, a governor, mechanical feed

pump, injection nozzles (multi-holed type) and an opening pressure of 290kg/cm2 (4125 psi). Dry weight Approx. 3400kg (7495.7 lb); Dimension: 2307×1371×1983 m; (L×W×H) (90.9×54.0×78.1 in. The engine cooling method relies on freshwater forced circulation (56L (14.78 gal.). The water pump is a centrifugal type driven by belt - water pump capacity is 11,50L(303.6gal.)/ min. at 1,500 rpm (engine). The charging generator 28V×55A has a built-in type IC voltage regulator. There is a starting motor 24V×11kW plus 24V Battery Voltage and a battery capacity of 200 AH. EMSA is one of the largest generator manufacturing companies in Turkey. In 1977 EMSA became the first company in Turkey to produce commercial alternators to meet the growing demand for a reliable UPS systems and became Turkey’s biggest alternator producing company. EMSA has since produced gensets and is now recognized as one of the industry leaders in ihe field. EMSA’s quality control requirements includes the CE, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 18001:2004, ISO14001:2004 , GOST standards. Today, EMSA produces diesel generators ranging from 3-2500 kVA powered by famous Deutz, Perkins, Volvo Penta, Weichai, and its own brand with famous alternators such as Stamford, Mecc Alte and of course its own EMSA alternator.




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eolia, working through its specialist energy team, has now commissioned a new Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the UK’s 500bed Rotherham Hospital as part of a 20- year Energy Performance Contract (EPC). The 500kWh storage capacity will contribute to targeted EPC savings of over £1 million per year, provide an energy income, increase resilience of the energy supply, and enable the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to cut carbon emissions by 49,620 tonnes. The EPC used by the Trust is the NHS standard performance contract, managed, procured, financed and monitored for its lifetime by the Carbon and Energy Fund With a growing sustainable energy supply in the energy mix, grid resiliency is important to manage the variable availability of sustainable energy sources such as wind and solar power. To counter these variations the battery system effectively balances the output of renewable energy sources which operate in a less predictable manner compared to traditional power stations. When discharging at peak time, the battery displaces the marginal generator which is still fossil fuelled power for most of the year. In this way it will perform a key role in the transition to a sustainable decarbonised electrical supply. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) comprises multiple battery cells that store electrical energy produced for use at a later time. Based on the latest lithium-ion technology the battery unit is capable of delivering 500kWh, equivalent to the energy output from 130,000 standard AA size batteries. The technology enables the Trust to take advantage of reduced electricity bills by discharging power, when the demand is highest, which reduces imported electrical consumption and peak electrical import charges. Because of its unique reaction speed, and fast acting controls, it provides continuous stability for the National Grid by adjusting power flows at each millisecond to balance the surplus or lack of energy on the network. Engineered into the electrical infrastructure and CHP system by Veolia, the BESS enables the Trust to gain income from the grid by exporting power when there is less power being generated than used by consumers, and also for absorbing power when more power is being generated than is being used by consumers. This reduces electrical bills via the BESS’s ability to discharge power at these key times and reduce imported electrical consumption and import charges.



This adds to the financial benefit gained from the fast frequency response through grid stabilisation. Control takes place automatically via a third party Aggregator, which manages electricity assets to counter load imbalances in response to changes in energy demands. By operating in an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) mode the system also delivers greater electrical power supply resilience for critical healthcare activities, such as operating theatres, by providing power if grid supply is lost. Commenting on the latest renewable energy project, John Abraham, Chief Operating Officer - Veolia UK & Ireland - Industrial, Water & Energy said: “Achieving net zero carbon will require a sustainable energy supply that can replicate and replace fossil fuelled power stations. “To do this we believe flexibility and demand management of decentralized energy is the key to addressing this issue. Backed by the energy saving upgrades that are part of the energy performance contract, the

new BESS at Rotherham Hospital is another key step in achieving this goal, and helps the NHS to become more sustainable and focus budgets on patient care.” One of the most forward-thinking trusts in the UK, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is at the leading edge of health service reform and is an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and has an active research programme. The Urgent and Emergency Care Centre deals with around 105,000 attendances, and there are approximately 30,000 day cases, 40,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatient attendances at the Trust each year. Veolia currently provides energy management to over 100 hospitals in the UK which support the healthcare for around 8.1 million inpatients each year, and reduce CO2 emissions in the healthcare sector by 120,000 tonnes. For more information visit .




PowerEx Live 2022 aims to feature the unique convergence of traditional players alongside the newly advanced independent power leaders at one of London’s premier exhibition locations – Park Plaza, Westminster, London. The exclusive event looks to bring you an unrivalled line up of world class suppliers and buyers to the Gen-Set / CHP & Data Centre sectors. A great networking & learning experience!




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The Scottish Government has announced a new £300 million Heat Network Fund, which aims to accelerate the deployment of heat networks across the country and drive progress towards domestic and commercial decarbonisation. Kieran Sinclair, Heat Policy Manager at the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) said: “I am delighted to see the launch of the new Heat Network Fund to support the development and delivery of zeroemission heat networks across Scotland. Heat networks are a no-regrets, well-proven route to decarbonising the UK’s towns and cities, and this newly-announced £300 million will help to modernise households and commercial properties across the country to allow them access to affordable and reliable clean heat. “We hope that both this ambitious scheme and the £270 million Green Heat Network Fund for England and Wales will kickstart the UK’s targets for heat network growth this decade. “The ADE has enjoyed working with the Scottish Government as it brings together its ambitious plans on heat networks, and we are pleased to see real progress being made. We are excited to see what happens next and look forward to being involved in further work to help Scotland’s urban areas reach net zero.



ACE RESPN O DS TO NIC R P R GO ESS REVIEW AND CLC U Q ARTERLY NET EZ RO EP RFORMANCE UPDATE ACE has responded to the National Infrastructure Commission’s progress review & the CLC’s quarterly performance update for CO2nstructZero: Stephen Marcos Jones, CEO of ACE said: “The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) review shows that more needs to be done if we are to meet society’s ambitious Net Zero target. “It is rightly sounding a warning to Government and others that more tangible detail and progress is needed if we are to deliver a carbon neutral economy by 2050. “We hope that next week’s Spring Statement will deliver on some of the highlighted projects and programmes – such as a comprehensive energy efficiency push to insulate homes, devolved funding to more councils for local transport schemes, and the need to accelerate the roll out of electric vehicle charging points – not just for the paradigm shifts they deliver, but also for the jobs their roll-out will create.” He explains: “ACE supports the Commission’s view that there have been some positive moves to date, notably the creation of the UK Infrastructure Bank and an increase in renewable energy capacity, and it is encouraging to see the industry aligned to society’s ambitions in this space. “Figures from the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) CO2nstructZero programme, also released today, demonstrate the positive progress that has been made to date by the sector, but also the scale of the challenge.”

The IPowerE welcomes technical articles for publication from members and non-members. They can relate to your recent experiences or those sometime in the past. We are interested in articles which cover topics such as, * A description of a new plant or process, commissioning experience of such plant or processes, Performance of such plant. * A description of a new development/ process * Personal experience of a particular period as an engineer We invite you to send in ideas or your completed articles, and they will be considered for publication in the Journal. An article would be a welcome contribution to the Institution. Please send in any ideas and suggestions for articles to the Bedford office. In the first instance provide the title of your proposed article and a one paragraph introduction. The Institution of Power Engineers Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7PH *

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Thursday 28 April, 2022 Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge,London 20/20 Vision: Powering a New Decade IPowerE’s 2021 Technology Seminar and Luncheon is to be held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge. The day will commence at 10.00am with a technology seminar, followed by a 3-course luncheon and guest speakers in the afternoon. The morning seminar will comprise a multistream programme covering a range of technologies and subject matter. The annual seminar and luncheon is well- established as a key event in the calendar of the power and prime mover industries and is an occasion not to be missed. Catch up on the latest technology developments and hear and engage with internationally renowned speakers, network with other members, clients, colleagues and friends, old and new. Principal Guest: Dr Cathy McClay, Head of Strategy at Sembcorp Energy [Pictured below] Guest Speaker: Mandy Hickson, Former Royal Air Force Fast Jet (Tornado) Pilot


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VENT: THE AMPS GOLF DAY ON 23RD JUNE, 2022 LOCATION: THE MERE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB,KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE The AMPS Golf Day is being held on Thursday, 23rd June, 2022, at The Mere in Knutsford, Cheshire Book your Company 4 player team, 3, 2- or individual person team in today. There are 72 places for a Shotgun 18-hole same time start at 12.00, available on a first-come-first-served basis. Why not come and challenge your AMPS Chairman, Paul Aitken, and many other council member companies who have already signed up? The event also marks a great opportunity to meet your new AMPS President, Lord Shrewsbury, and AMPS Vice President, Richard Teasdale. Cost: £129pp (members), or £145pp for non-members (+ VAT) • Sponsorship available at only £75 per hole • Many prizes – Nearest the pins on every Par 3 and 2 Longest Drive holes • This is a great networking event and an opportunity to meet both AMPS Members and their guests. • David Edwards – World Trick shot specialist is showing off his skills at 11.00am for 45 minutes [see David Edwards International Trick Golf Show – www.]

David is widely-regarded as the best Trick Shot Artist in the golfing world. A former European Tour Professional, he has now performed his amazing show in over 50 different countries. He has been in demand at some of different countries. He has been in demand at some of the world’s top events including The Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and numerous times at The DPWTC in Dubai. David has a solid reputation for providing the WOW Factor for events with his amazing Golf Trick Show and his wicked sense of humour - and has helped raise many thousands of pounds for charity both home and abroad. • There are hotel-negotiated discounted prices with The Mere Hotel & Spa (spa not included in cost).Many participants will be staying over. • Final deadline for booking The AMPS Golf Day: 15th April 2022 - BOOK EARLY and don’t miss out ABOUT THE VENUE: The 18-hole, 6,882 -yard, par-71 course at The Mere was designed by James Braid, and created out of 150 acres of Cheshire parkland in 1934. Today, the Championship course holds a reputation as one of the best-maintained and highest-quality golf courses in the North of England. Surrounded by mature trees, flowering banks and with stunning views over the Mere Lake, the course offers the charm of the Cheshire countryside, coupled with a range of challenging features to test your precision and driving skills. Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated into the landscape, demanding care and accuracy from players whilst navigating the course. Stop off for drinks or a light bite in the unique 11th Green Bar, before enjoying an afternoon of competitions and camaraderie out in the Cheshire countryside.You can see for yourself what the course is like - Course Flyover Videos are freely available for inspection on the website: To prepare for the challenges of the Mere’s golf course, the resort also has a complete floating golf ball driving range, two-tier pitching green, putting green and bunker practice area where players can warm up before a round. Should you need a little assistance perfecting your swing, you can also pay for expert golf tuition available through The Mere Academy, with personal and group sessions provided by a resident PGA Golf Professionals.




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FRER’S XDB3 SERIES OF EARTH LEAKAGE RELAYS The Type B earth leakage relay is an essential part for earth fault protection equipment on an installation where several switch mode power supplies are fed from the AC supply. The nature of a switch mode power supply is such that it may lead to high frequency, Harmonic interference and DC leakage currents elements on the AC network which will not be detected by an AC Type A or Type F earth leakage relay. This may leave to a risk of fire, damage to the installation or harm to operators. Frer’s XDB3 series earth leakage relays Type B are designed to measure the DC, AC and high frequency leakage current. The continuous display of the system parameters, leakage current, alarm status, frequency and harmonic level on the LCD display makes it is possible to continuously monitor the insulation state and to program the preventive maintenance in order to help avoid unexpected power breaks. The unit’s ain functions include: Continuous digital indication of the leakage current: total RMS, AC fundamental, AC high frequency. The FRER type B earth leakage relays (series X DB3), designed to intuitively and automatically detect leakage currents, allow the isolation status to be displayed continuously through the multi-color display. Just one sensor (TDB series) connected on the network is required to measure AC and DC networks, with a DC-10kHz band, and a resolution up to 1mA. They have an integrated “demagnetisation” function with zero offset of the DC, which is automatically activated. HIMOINSA DESIGNS A NEW CONCEPT OF GENERATOR SETS FOR STATIONARY APPLICATIONS HIMOINSA presents the new HS Stationary Range which has a modular and versatile design which incorporates all the features required to make it one of the most competitive products on the market for stationary applications. This new product development reflects the company’s philosophy of innovation and continuous improvement. The HS range is made up of generator set, from 10 to 90 kVA, at 50Hz and 60Hz. Three different canopy sizes are available to house the different models depending on their power. Now also available new models up to 90 kVA with FPT engine. The new design has pursued a clear objective; to develop a product adapted to the real needs of stationary applications while fully maintaining the product quality for which HIMOINSA is renowned. The HS range is powered by Yanmar engines which are designed by Yanmar exclusively for the stationary range. As well as other quality components, HIMOINSA has chosen to incorporate Stamford and Meccalte alternators, offering total operational reliability in emergency situations.. Their canopies guarantee high levels of anticorrosion and anti-oxidation, thereby maintaining their best-inclass position in the market. These generator sets have been equipped to guarantee a fast and reliable response in both commercial and residential sectors. 36


Data centre power systems supplier Kohler is marketing a range of walk-in Power Optimised Design Solutions (PODS) in response to the increased market demand for high-power gensets. They offer the highest standards of performance, reliability, robustness, safety, modularity, and competitiveness. Crucially, their size allows for enough internal cooling power to accommodate Kohler’s KD SERIES generators, giving customers the power to utilise the most powerful generators on the market without compromising on installation and maintenance. The walk-in PODS have generous spacing with a 4m width and height for the base module. The enclosures offer optimal access to different elements of the diesel genset allowing personnel to perform all operations and maintenance tasks with ease. Single swing doors with locks and anti-panic bars facilitate daily access into the enclosure. A push-button located near the access doors controls the interior lighting system. Adherence to noise standards was a critical design consideration, with 85 dB(A) sound reduction at 1m, with 75 and 65 dB(A) configurations also available. Soundproofing panels are made of mineral wool with an M1-class fire rating covered by glass fibre and metal sheet. Rain barrier grilles fitted with an anti-volatile barrier protect air inlets and outlets from harsh weather conditions. A specialised primer coat and polyurethane finish enhance the durability of the enclosures. Kohler supplies the walk-in PODS from its Brest facility in France, which committed to over $6M of investment in 2021 to enhance manufacturing capacity and optimise the logistics and transport for these larger enclosures.

AIR-INSULATED MEDIUM-VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR NXAIR Worldwide, air-insulated technology has served as a basis for an established, reliable power supply for more than 100 years. The air-insulated medium-voltage switchgear NXAIR is the result of many years of experience, says Siemens, the manufacturer. The NXAIR family was launched in 1998, continuously enhanced and individually adapted to the specific market requirements of the different industries and power supply companies. NXAIR is a metal-enclosed, factory-assembled and type-tested medium voltage switchgear according to IEC 62271-200 for indoor application up to 36 kV. NXAIR is internal arc classified switchgear according to IAC A FLR up to 50 kA for 1 s arc duration.. NXAIR medium-voltage switchgear up to 17.5 kV, up to 40 kA provides the user with a platform upon which to build a reliable electrical network. If applied for power supply companies or different industry and offshore applications - NXAIR stands for maximum operational and personal safety, highest reliability, and operator friendliness. It offers compact dimensions, minimum use of components requiring maintenance, and simple and reliable operating mechanisms.

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INNIO Jenbacher gas engines

Headquarters: A-6200 Jenbach (Austria) T +43 5244 600-0 F +43 5244 600-527 Manufacturer of gas driven generator sets and cogeneration systems in a power range from 0.25 to 3 MW. Model JMS 208 GS JMS 208 GS JMS 312 GS JMS 312 GS JMS 316 GS JMS 316 GS JMS 320 GS JMS 320 GS JMS 412 GS JMS 416 GS JMS 420 GS JMS 612 GS JMS 616 GS JMS 620 GS



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Perkins Engines Company Limited

Peterborough PE1 5FQ Contact name:- Simon Gray Tel: +44 (0) 1733 583000 Email: Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines, offering dependable cost-effective power up to 2500 kVA in dieselor 1000 kWE prime in gas.

56743 Mendig, Germany T +49 2652 9351810 F +49 2652 9351822 Manufacturer of gas driven engines,generator sets and cogeneration systems in the range from 100 - 500 kW. RSE Engines for natural gas and biogas Model



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Volvo Penta

405 08 Gothenburg, Sweden Tel +46 31 235460


SE-151 87 Sodertalje Sweden Tel +468553 81000 Fax +468553 898 12 E-mail Web UK Contact – Mark Swindell Scania GB Ltd Tel +44 1908 329386 E-mail Diesel & Gas engines for power generation Prime power 250kVA to 700kVA Stand by power 250kVA to 770kVA Engine range prime power 50hz & 60hz at (70% mean load factor) Scania produce diesel and gas powered engines for various Industrial and Marine applications, superior quality and reliability, offering exceptionally low fuel consumption. All models are available to meet current emissions requirements, Scania engines are now available to meet both Tier 4F and EU Stage V. Alternative fuels Many of our engines can also operate on Bio-diesel conforming to EN14214 and HVO conforming to EN159540

Model Spec RPM kWm kVA TAD530GE Diesel 15002) 75 85 100 TAD531GE Diesel 15002) 88 2) TAD532GE Diesel 1500 113 130 1) 2) TAD550GE Diesel 1500 76 86 1) 2) 1500 89 101 TAD551GE Diesel 2) TAD730GE Diesel 1500 113 130 2) TAD731GE Diesel 1500 132 152 TAD732GE Diesel 15002) 162 186 2) TAD733GE Diesel 1500 175 201 2) 213 245 TAD734GE Diesel 1500 1) 2) TAD750GE Diesel 1500 114 131 TAD751GE1) Diesel 15002) 13 152 TAD752GE1) Diesel 15002) 158 182 TAD753GE1) Diesel 15002) 173 199 15002) 217 250 TAD754GE1) Diesel TAD940GE Diesel 15002) 241 277 TAD941GE Diesel 15002) 280 326 TAD1341GE Diesel 15002) 271 315 TAD1342GE Diesel 15002) 303 352 TAD1343GE Diesel 15002) 325 378 TAD1344GE Diesel 15002) 354 412 TAD1345GE Diesel 15002) 388 451 1) TAD1351GE Diesel 15002) 279 324 1) TAD1352GE Diesel 15002) 314 365 15002) 328 381 TAD1354GE1) Diesel TAD1355GE1) Diesel 15002) 355 413 TAD1640GE Diesel 15002) 392 461 TAD1641GE Diesel 15002) 430 505 TAD1642GE Diesel 15002) 503 591 TWD1643GE Diesel 15002) 536 630 TAD1650GE1) Diesel 15002) 393 462 TAD1651GE1) Diesel 15002) 430 505 Engines are also available for1800rpm/60Hz

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