Leipzig moving away from coal-fired power plant
MAN Energy Solutions will supply two MST050 steam turbines, each with a gearbox, generator and auxiliary components, for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Leipzig, Germany.
The steam turbines, with a total power output of roughly 56 MW, will help supply the city with electricity and heat.
Today, the CHP plant generates up to 174 MW of electrical energy and 200 MW of thermal energy. Thanks to the environmentally friendly and efficient cogeneration process, the condensation heat that is not used to generate electricity is utilized in the citywide district heating network – thus reducing the CO2 emissions and using the primary energy from the gas fuel efficiently, MAN said.
The investment in the CHP plant furthers the city’s plan to reorganize its district heating supply, which is currently partly dependent on the Lippendorf coal-fired power plant, by the end of 2022.
“We are very proud to contribute to the achievement of the sustainability goals set out for Leipzig’s energy supply,” said Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions SE. “MAN’s technology enables efficient and resource-friendly power generation for a reliable electricity and heat supply.”
The customer’s decision to order from MAN Energy Solutions was made due to the high efficiency and flexibility of MAN’s technology, said Lars Schumacher, sales manager for Steam Turbines at MAN Energy Solutions in Oberhausen.
“he MAN steam turbines are perfectly adapted to meet the needs of Stadtwerke Leipzig and will thereby increase the overall capacity of the CHP plant,” Schumacher said.
The overall efficiency of the plant was further optimized by integrating the auxiliary cooling circuits in the district heating system. Furthermore, ATU (Analytics Telemetry Unit) boxes by PrimeServ Assist, which are connected to the MAN CEON digital platform, will be integrated in the turbines. These enable the customer not only to have around-the-clock monitoring of the machine operation, but also to receive fast access to remote support from MAN.
Delivery and installation of the steam turbines in Leipzig are scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.