Triple technology from Tognum supplies university clinic with heat and power
Posted on April 29, 2010
The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has recently won an order to supply three combined heat and power (CHP) modules and two standby diesel genset engines to the “Energiezentrale Gießen GmbH” company.
- First a fuel cell, now combined heat and power modules and diesel engines for emergency standby gensets
- For the first time all three mtu Onsite Energy technologies integrated on a single site
- Clean, high-efficiency heat and power from fuel cell and CHP modules
Friedrichshafen, 29 April 2010. The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has recently won an order to supply three combined heat and power (CHP) modules and two standby diesel genset engines to the “Energiezentrale Gießen GmbH” company. The company, which was founded jointly by Rhön-Klinikum AG and the Stadtwerke Gießen (municipal utility company of the city of Giessen) is to supply the Giessen location of the University Clinic of Giessen and Marburg with power. The clinic had already purchased a fuel cell last year. The mtu Onsite Energy brand CHP modules will follow in mid-April and are scheduled to go into service in fall 2010. In addition to the CHP modules themselves, the scope of supply also covers machine and process control systems and acoustic enclosures.
At the University Clinic of Giessen and Marburg all three mtu Onsite Energy technologies for continuous, peak and emergency standby power generation will be going into operation for the first time at the same site. The natural-gas-powered Type GR 385 N5 CHP modules and the HotModule HM346 fuel cell will be combined to generate power, heat and cooling for the clinic with the fuel cell covering the base load and the CHP modules being automatically switched in or off as required. The electrical power will be fed into the grid whilst the thermal energy will be used to provide hot water, heating and air-conditioning (via absorption chillers). The overall level of efficiency achieved will be around 90%.
The emergency standby gensets powered by mtu 12V and 20V 4000 G23 diesel engines with an output of 1.42 and 2.2 MW will take over power generation for parts of the clinic if the public supply fails.
The University Clinic Gießen and Marburg GmbH is one of more than 50 hospitals run by Rhön-Klinikum AG, a group of companies which has already purchased three fuel cells and more than ten mtu Onsite Energy brand CHP modules.