Tognum expands Russian business with gas-powered gensets
Posted on July 11, 2011
Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, recently received two orders from Russia to supply distributed power plants based on gas engines.
- Orders for six gas-powered gensets each for Rosneft subsidiary Sakhalinmorneftegaz and Gazprom
- Orders worth a total of around six million euros
- Gensets scheduled for operation on Russian island of Sakhalin and in Kursk and Volgograd
Friedrichshafen, 11 July 2011. Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, recently received two orders from Russia to supply distributed power plants based on gas engines. Six gas-powered mtu Onsite Energy gensets will be going to the end user Sakhalinmorneftegaz, a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Rosneft, whilst a further six are earmarked for Russian natural gas company Gazprom. Together, the two orders are worth around six million euros. Delivery is scheduled for fall 2011.
“These orders illustrate the potential which the Russian market holds for us,” explained Christof von Branconi, Tognum Executive Board member with responsibility for the Business Unit `Onsite Energy & Components´. “We have only recently founded a joint venture with the Russian rail vehicle manufacturer, Transmashholding, for the joint development and production of high-performance diesel engines – and now we are also demonstrating our ability to make our mark in the gas-powered genset sector in Russia.”
The contractual partner in the Sakhalinmorneftegaz agreement is the Russian manufacturer of distributed power generation systems, Saturn. Until now, Saturn had concentrated on gas turbine plants but constantly growing demand for smaller-scale generation systems has now led the company to conclude its first contract for gas gensets with mtu Onsite Energy. The gensets scheduled for delivery this year will be going to the Russian island of Sakhalin to deliver heat and power for the oil field now under development. Among other things, these units will drive pumps and drilling plants as well as provide energy for the 500 people living in the area. The chances for follow-up orders from Saturn are good and the Tognum sales team is already working on other potential projects.
The second order involves the sale of gas gensets to the Dutch company Intertech which installs them in containers. Four of the finished container gensets are for power generation in Kursk whilst the other two will be going to Volgograd. The city of Kursk plans to expand the power supply system in the region step by step over the coming years. The consignment of four container gensets producing a total of 8 MW of electrical power represents the first step, with others at the planning stage.
Both orders are for Model 20V 4000 L62 gas gensets consisting of engine, generator, base raft and control system. Each genset can deliver around 2 MW of electrical power and up to 2.6 MW of