Power Generation

Continuous Prime and Grid stability power

With over 60 years of experience with power generator sets, we offer a variety of continuous, grid stability power and prime power solutions, to keep your operation running smoothly.

In a fast-changing world with ever-increasing energy demands, you need a power generation supplier that can dependably and efficiently ensure a continuous power supply.

We provide complete, dependable diesel and gas power generation solutions such as biogas and natural gas fueled generator sets wherever—and whenever—reliability is needed. We have thousands of installations worldwide, and are trusted to provide complete power solutions, 24/7.

Continuous power and CHP systems are suitable for the following applications:


Our process from planning through to execution is incredibly efficient, with local expertise on hand to help


mtu technology is proven, with thousands of successful installations worldwide


With mtu continuous and prime power your supply is guaranteed, regardless of whether local grids fail or are unreliable


With mtu gas generator sets you also benefit from low emissions, with up to 50% less CO2 produced than conventional power plants

Continuous + CHP

Continuous power gensets are designed for long term use with constant or varying loads. They are primarily used for the base load generation of electricity, in remote locations with limited access to the public grid. They can operate as island, island-parallel or grid-parallel applications. They can also be used for combined heat and power generation (CHP).


Prime power applies to installations where utility power is unavailable or unreliable. At varying load, the number of genset operating hours is unlimited.

Grid stability power

Grid stability power  is focused on providing additional short-term power to the grid (grid stability power shaving). This application becomes relevant whenever renewable power sources like solar or wind are used that might not always be able to provide the full power demand for example during grid stability power load times.

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Turning heat and power into rich ice cream

20 February 2017

Germany’s largest ice cream producer operates out of Heppenheim in the beautiful southern state of Hesse. Langnese makes ice cream for the whole of Europe here. Since the end of 2009, a mtu heatcontrolled cogeneration plant (CHP) has been in service here to partly cover the high demand for heat and power. The mtu 16-cylinder Series 4000 natural gas engine from a mtu heatcontrolled achieves an efficiency factor of 87.1% by optimizing the utilization of heat. The combined heat and power plant allows Langnese to adapt heat generation flexibly to satisfy grid stability power production demands in its factory.

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Reliable off-grid power supply

by Bryan Mangum

Self-sufficient energy supply: Granjas Carroll pork processing plant has a state-of-the-art independent power plant.

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From potatoes to power

by Kerstin Hansmann

Turkish foodstuffs producer Seydibey T.Ü.İ.E.T. processes around 70,000 metric tons of potatoes a year and sells them frozen in a wide variety of forms. A happy by-product of this is green electricity – produced with mtu gensets.

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Turning waste into green electricity

by Lucie Maluck

In the Chinese city of Shenzhen, three mtu gas engine ensure that waste is turned into electricity. Using landfill gas, the mtu 20V 4000 L32FB gensets together generate almost 6,000 kilowatts of electrical power.

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Off-grid plant supplies power for industrial production in Mexico

by Silke Rockenstein

Gas and diesel gensets for power plant that provides electricity to remote hog industry

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Economical, sustainable, reliable and flexible. Power range 776 - 2,535 kWe (50Hz) / 762 – 2521kWe (60Hz)

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