Power Plants 

Green Energy in London with MAN B&W Engines

Blue-NG, the UK-based renewable power company, has ordered two MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engines to power two environmentally friendly power plants in London.

Blue-NG, the UK-based renewable power company, has ordered two MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engines to power two environmentally friendly power plants in London.

Each sister plant, located in the Southall and Beckton districts, will have one MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engine at its heart, manufactured by MAN Diesel’s Polish licensee H. Cegielski – Poznan S.A. Each engine develops 13.9 MW at 150 rpm and is installed with an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine and Turbo Compound System (TCS) for increased efficiency.

The heat from the two plants will be used in the gas pre-heating process, which is a necessary part of the pressure reduction process for liquid natural gas, and will supply renewable electricity, corresponding to the consumption of up to 100,000 homes. Blue-NG signed a turnkey construction contract with Land & Marine Project Engineering Ltd. for the design and construction of the power plants in June 2009.

The engines represent the latest generation of the popular, two-stroke, low-speed MAN B&W K60MC-S engine and will run on crude rapeseed oil. In general, the development of this latest generation has targeted lower heat rates and lower CO2 emission.

See the table that illustrates the K60MC-S’s performance improvement since its introduction in 1989 in the pdf-file of the press release.

Blue-NG is a renewable power company that builds and operates generating plants that produce electricity and heat locally. The company is a joint venture between the National Grid, the UK’s gas and power-distribution company, and 2OC Ltd., a company well known in geothermal energy and natural-gas pressure-reduction station projects, applying proven technology to generate carbon free electricity.

Land & Marine Project Engineering Ltd. is a Wirral-based, international engineering and contracting company with business activities in many segments, including commercial and industrial CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plants and direct injection and co-fired biomass plants.