• Altaimyasoprom in Altai Region Installing GE’s Natural Gas Jenbacher Gas Engines;
• Complex Selects GE’s Distributed Power Solution to Meet On-Site Energy Needs;
• GE Shipping Jenbacher Units for Phase 2 of the Project in April 2013.
GE’s (NYSE: GE) Gas Engines business announced that it is supplying seven of its Jenbacher gas engines to Russian hog farm Altaimyasoprom Ltd to generate reliable on-site power and heat that is needed to increase hog production and processing capacity as the region works to strengthen its domestic energy and food security.
The Altaimyasoprom hog farm is located in the Srednesibirskiy settlement in the Talmenka region, 40 kilometers (km) from Barnaul, the administrative center of the Altai Region, and 3,600 km (2,237 miles) east of Moscow.
Altaimyasoprom is installing the Jenbacher generator sets in a two-phase project to ensure it has a reliable supply of power to create a modernized, full-cycle breeding and meat processing facility that can produce up to 330,000 hogs a year. The facility represents GE’s first hog farm on-site power project in the Altai Region.
For the first phase of the on-site power project, which began operating in July 2012, GE supplied four of its 637-kilowatt (kW) J312 engines. As part of the second phase, GE is scheduled to deliver two additional 1-megawatt (MW) J320 gas engines as well as a 2-MW J612 unit in April 2013. EcoEnergy, which bought the engines from GE, is providing commissioning and after-sales service to support the operation of the engines.
The project for construction of the new agroindustrial complex meets the goals of the regional governor’s “100+100” program to create the political, economic and technological environment that will support greater long-term development of the Altai Region’s dairy, hog and other livestock segments.
“The successful implementation of our project for the construction and development of a new pig farm needs a reliable source of electricity and heat, which will be provided by the Jenbacher natural gas-fired cogeneration systems, supplied by GE, with a proven base of projects used in the agricultural sector," said B. L. Panov, general director of Altaimyasoprom Ltd.
“GE’s Jenbacher gas engines have established an excellent reputation of offering highest levels of reliability, durability and efficiency for numerous industrial and municipal distributed power applications in Russia,” said Karl Wetzlmayer, general manager of power generation Gas Engines for GE Power & Water. “The Altaimyasoprom hog farm project illustrates how Russia and other countries can use our fuel-flexible, low-emission gas engines to meet their urgent local energy and food security priorities.”
GE’s Jenbacher gas engines are a key part of GE’s distributed power portfolio. GE’s distributed power solutions give customers of all types including industrial businesses, developing communities, government agencies managing disaster relief and other emergency power situations the ability to generate reliable, sustainable power when and where it is needed. GE’s distributed power portfolio also includes GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines, Waukesha gas engines and Clean Cycle waste heat recovery solutions.
GE’s ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher gas engines are ideally suited to meet food processing company’s requirements for reliability, durability and efficiency. Ecomagination is GE’s business strategy to help meet customers’ demand for products that improve their bottom line and reduce their impact on the environment.
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