Power Generation

Nuclear Power Plants

Emergency diesel generators are used when nuclear power plants are disconnected from the grid. They ensure the power supply to important components such as the reactor cooling system - to ensure a controlled shutdown of the reactor.

We have been supplying emergency diesel generators for nuclear power plants for more than 50 years with more than 300 systems delivered worldwide: The brand mtu is known for its reliable, high-performance products. mtu EDGs combine the shortest start-up time in the NPP sector – just ten seconds – with a load-acceptance capability of 50% for the first load step. With their compact size, they can easily be integrated into any existing infrastructure. mtu emergency diesel generators for nuclear power plants are based on mtu Series 956/4000 engines covering a power range between 1500 kW and 6300 kW as well as the Bergen 32:40 with 8000 kW.

Power Generation for Nuclear Power Plants

In case of emergencies rely on mtu power generation


We rigorously analyze the power generation demands of your NPP as well as the applicable standards, guidelines, deadlines, and local conditions. Every NPP project is different, which is why mtu Power Generation has developed a major NPP-based engineering section with some 100 specialists capable of handling every aspect of project-specific NPP requirements.


Our wide-ranging experience helps guarantee on-time development and delivery of your standby generator or prime power generator solution. Network communication and power distribution are enabled by our flexible decentralized control strategies.


We ensure optimum operation and integration of your emergency diesel generators with the local power grid and control network, including software implementation, emergency simulation, test runs and training. All emergency diesel generator projects are organized and implemented in line with NPP-related quality standards such as IAEA 50-C-QA and KTA 1401. Our EDGs are safety-classified to meet the strictest regulations in the nuclear power industry, with qualifications in line with IEEE 387 and KTA 3702, for example. In addition, our NPP-specific digital engine controller, SafeDEC, is qualified to comply with IEC 60880 standards, for which it was developed.


We can provide 24/7 power generation system monitoring and comprehensive on-site service for all components conducted by experienced technicians with expert knowledge of regional standards and how to apply them. mtu support covers: // Supervision of installation // Supervision of commissioning // Support for site acceptance tests

mtu Customized Care is a range of maintenance and repair services making it easy to plan maintenance throughout the lifecycle of your gensets and ensures maximum availability.

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