Tognum receives major order for gas turbine plant

Posted on September 11, 2008

  • Order value of approximately €10 million
  • Gas turbine plant from mtu Onsite Energy to generate electricity and heat in Stora Enso paper factory

Friedrichshafen, 11 September 2008. The Tognum business unit Onsite Energy & Components is to supply an environmentally friendly gas turbine plant to Stora Enso Sachsen GmbH, a paper producer in Eilenburg, Germany. The investment volume amounts to approximately €10 million.
The plant to be supplied by mtu Onsite Energy works on the basis of the LM 2500 RD gas turbine. With a maximum electrical output of 34.5 megawatts and an electrical efficiency of better than 38%, it simultaneously generates electrical power and heat (cogeneration) from natural gas. This results in a total efficiency of 85%. Stora Enso will use the energy to process waste paper and produce recycled newsprint. The new cogeneration plant will replace the energy plant currently in use.
The compact design of the gas turbine plant from mtu Onsite Energy allows it to be installed in the existing power plant building without any difficulties. The entire installation of the plant, including start up and test operation, will be completed by the end of 2009 within a period of less than five months.
Fast installation was a key criterion for Stora Enso, because during the changeover phase, the company will have to purchase the energy required for the entire production facility externally at a significantly higher cost.
Stora Enso is one of the world’s leading paper producers and has operated the facility in Eilenburg in the German federal state of Saxony since 1994 for the production of newsprint, which is produced solely from waste paper.