Tognum supplies environmentally friendly energy for greenhouses
Posted on March 31, 2008
The Tognum subsidiary MDE Dezentrale Energiesysteme GmbH recently supplied the one hundredth gas-engine unit to the Dutch manufacturer of power generators, “Powertech Energiesystemen.” The sales revenue from the deliveries since 2005 has a total volume of €20 million.
- More than 100 MDE cogeneration systems in operation in the Netherlands
- Total sales revenue of €20 million
- Planned delivery of an another 50 units for €12.5 million
- Environmentally friendly supply of electricity and heat with nearly 90% overall efficiency
Friedrichshafen / Augsburg, 31 March 2008. The Tognum subsidiary MDE Dezentrale Energiesysteme GmbH recently supplied the one hundredth gas-engine unit to the Dutch manufacturer of power generators, “Powertech Energiesystemen.” The sales revenue from the deliveries since 2005 has a total volume of €20 million. For the year 2008, the delivery of another 50 units with a total volume of €12.5 million is planned, mainly to be used in greenhouses. The units have an electrical output of 800 to 2,000 kilowatts and supply both electricity and heat.
Powertech Energieanlagen has been selling power generators from MDE since 2005. In the Netherlands, many greenhouse operators use MDE cogeneration units because they make full use of the advantages of the power-heat combination: plants need light, heat and carbon dioxide in order to grow. Gas-engine units are mainly used to generate electricity to power the lighting. The heat that is produced can be fully utilized in the greenhouses. In turn, the carbon dioxide released in the combustion process, which is purified with sophisticated gas-cleaning systems, promotes the growth of the plants. The cogeneration units achieve an overall efficiency of nearly 90% of the primary energy applied. The energy generators are based on Series 4000 gas engines developed and produced by the Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen.
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Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles and of industrial drive systems as well as decentralized power plants, set-up in the two divisions mtu Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems and Components.
Its product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kW, 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 custom-made electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.
Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to more than EUR 2.8 billion in 2007. By the end of 2007, the Group employed approximately 8,200 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 22 subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.