Tognum to supply CHP modules to Indonesian textile manufacturer
Posted on October 25, 2010
Tognum, the propulsion and power generation specialist, has received an order for eight gas-powered combined heat and power (CHP) modules carrying the mtu Onsite Energy brand.
- Order for eight gas-powered combined heat and power plants including system control
Friedrichshafen/Jakarta (Indonesia), 25 October 2010. Tognum, the propulsion and power generation specialist, has received an order for eight gas-powered combined heat and power (CHP) modules carrying the mtu Onsite Energy brand. The order was placed with Tognum subsidiary MTU Asia Pte. Ltd. based in Singapore. The CHP modules are powered by 20V 4000 L62 gas engines, each with a maximum electrical power output of nearly two megawatt. The end customer is the Indonesian textile manufacturer PT Spinmill Indah Industry based in Tangerang near Jakarta. "Efficient utilization of energy, water and raw materials is becoming more important in Indonesia’s expanding market," said Christof von Branconi, member of the Tognum Executive Board responsible for the Onsite Energy & Components business unit. "With our eco-friendly and cost-efficient systems solutions for power generation, we are helping to promote sustainable development in Southeast Asia while continuing strategic expansion of our distributed power generation business."
The core elements of the combined heat and power modules built at Tognum’s Augsburg site are mtu 20V 4000 L62 engines with generators, cooling systems and plant control. They will be installed in the combined heat and power station serving PT Spinmill Indah Industry’s cotton spinning mill, where they are to operate continuously to provide power for all production processes and electrical consumers. The waste heat generated is converted by an absorption chiller plant to provide cooling power for the air-conditioning system - a combination which makes possible around 90 percent energy efficiency.
PT Spinmill Indah Industry is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest textile manufacturers, whose core business is the production of hand towels, clothing and yarn for export to Europe, Japan and the U.S. The company began some years ago to organize its production for maximum sustainability, which is why the power generation solution it needed for its spinning mill near Jakarta was to be especially low in emissions and noise and easy to maintain. Becoming independent of the public power grid, especially in case of power outage, was another important factor.