Tognum delivers gensets to Brazil
Posted on September 19, 2010
With delivery to Brazil of 36 mtu Onsite Energy gensets worth 12 million US dollars, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has scored another success in the distributed power generation business.
- Order for 36 mtu Onsite Energy gensets
- Order value 12 million US dollars
- 54 megawatt additional mains power for the state of Amazonas in Brazil
Friedrichshafen, 20 September 2010. With delivery to Brazil of 36 mtu Onsite Energy gensets worth 12 million US dollars, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has scored another success in the distributed power generation business. Its contract partner is the energy provider Electricidade do Brasil, on whose behalf the Amazonas State Electricity Corporation will operate the electricity generating systems near the city of Manaus in north-western Brazil – the capital of Amazonas state with some 2.6 million inhabitants. The systems are destined to run continuously to generate additional electrical power for local networks on the city’s periphery.
The systems for distributed power generation are based on mtu 16V 4000 G83 engines and are mounted on base racks along with the accompanying generators and control equipment. They generate 54 megawatts of electrical power in total, enough to cover the needs, for example, of around 27,000 households in the US.
"Latin American markets hold a lot of potential for Tognum," explained Christof von Branconi, member of the Tognum Executive Board and responsible for the Onsite Energy & Components business unit. "The strategic significance of this order in terms of potential follow-up orders for gensets is immense."
Tognum lived up to its reputation by being able to meet the extremely short delivery time on which the order rested, with a period of just seven weeks between contract signature and shipment. That degree of flexibility is particularly called for in the field of distributed energy generation systems, which are mainly deployed to provide emergency cover in the event of power outages. Power requirements in Brazil have risen dramatically in recent years, and the trend is expected to continue.