he MGT gas turbine series from MAN Diesel & Turbo is making its entry into the Chinese market. The Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd (SVW) will utilize four 6.9 MW gas turbines of the MGT6200 series in a cogeneration (CHP) system. Thus generating low-emission electricity and process steam efficiently in the future for the expansion of its automotive production plant in the north-west of Shanghai. SVW is thus actively supporting China’s endeavors to make the national economy more sustainable with this initiative.
"As the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor in this project, we are working closely with MAN Diesel & Turbo to complete the order on time and in line with our high quality requirements," explains Fang Jianping, CEO of Shanghai Aerospace Energy Co. Ltd (SAE). As EPC, SAE was directly contracted by SVW.
"We are proud that SVW decided in favour of SAE and thus in our favour for this demanding project, in spite of fierce competition. The market launch of the MGT6200 in China is an important step for us," says Nadège Laurent, project manager for gas turbines at MAN Diesel & Turbo. A pertinent service concept accompanies the MGT launch in China. Dr Maik Tiedemann, head of MAN PrimeServ Turbomachinery, adds: "The service experts from our PrimeServ branch in Shanghai are available as local contacts to provide the OEM service of MAN PrimeServ."
With a mechanical efficiency rating of 34 percent, the MGT6200 is setting standards in the 6 MW output class. Each of the four gas turbines being manufactured by MAN at its German Oberhausen plant delivers 6.9 megawatts of mechanical power and 13.9 megawatts of thermal power at an overall level of efficiency of over 80 percent. It thus optimally utilizes the energy content of the natural gas used with convincingly low levels of pollutant emissions. "We can serve the Chinese market, which is booming in this output class in particular, with a modern, highly efficient gas turbine," emphasizes Konstantin Divivier, Vice President Gas Turbine Sales & Contracts. "With over 8,000 operating hours, the first MGT6200 machine for a customer that was commissioned at the end of the summer of 2013 is now a globally acknowledged reference," adds Dr Sven-Hendrik Wiers, Vice President Gas Turbine Technology. The development of the MGT6200 gas turbine was advanced under the auspices of the NRW Objective 2 Program 2007-2013 "Regional Competitiveness and Employment (ERDF)”.
The Chinese government only recently approved a program for the reduction of greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions. According to SAE, Chinese natural gas consumption will double by 2020 compared with 2013. Their forecasts indicate that consumption will reach 600 million cubic meters per year. With the governmental support, modern, decentralized power plants with cogeneration and gas turbines or motors are expected to gradually replace inefficient, outdated coal-fired plants. "The current order is only the beginning," stresses SAE President Fang Jianping,"because we hope to secure further projects in the future in cooperation with MAN."