Reliable power supply for South Africa from Tognum
Posted on June 09, 2008
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has sold diesel engines worth over €5 million to South Africa for power generation applications. The engines are mainly intended for stand-by power generation to back up the public supply in the event of grid outages.
- Contract volume of more than €5 million
- 140 diesel engines for power generation
- Stand-by power generation with mtu engines ensures reliable power supply
- Prime power for mobile applications on construction sites
Friedrichshafen/Cape Town, 9 June 2008. The Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has sold diesel engines worth over €5 million to South Africa for power generation applications. The engines are mainly intended for stand-by power generation to back up the public supply in the event of grid outages. In South Africa, the reputation of mtu engines for reliability was primarily gained in the mine hauling sector. The current order includes amongst others 53 engines of Series 2000 with power ratings of up to 1,000 kW as well as 10 engines of Series 4000 delivering up to 2,000 kW. In addition to stand-by power applications, the engines will also be used in mobile containers, e.g. on construction sites.
The Series 2000 and 4000 genset engines combine low emissions with low consumption characteristics. With nitrogen oxide emissions of below 1,500 and 1,700 mg/m³ exhaust respectively, they define new technical benchmarks in their respective power range. For mobile gensets, advanced mtu electronic equipment automatically matches the power to the ambient conditions, thus allowing the engines to achieve their maximum possible power at all times. In South Africa the site altitudes reach up to 2,000 meters and the temperatures up to 45°C.
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Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships and heavy land and rail vehicles, as well as industrial drive systems and decentralized power plants. These business operations are organized in two divisions: Engines and Onsite Energy Systems & Components.
Tognum’s product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kilowatts, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells, and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the Group develops and manufactures tailored electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.
Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to more than €2.8 billion in 2007. At the end of 2007, the Group employed approximately 8,200 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 23 consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.
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