Trigeneration System for International Manufacturer of Medical Products Fresenius Kabi in Poland: Two MWM TCG 2020 V12 Gas Engines Produce Heat, Power and Cold
Mannheim, January 27, 2022
Clinico Medical Sp. z o.o. in Błonie, Poland, is one of the largest production sites of the international Fresenius Kabi Group. Clinico Medical Sp. z o.o. manufactures disposable plastic products that are used to administer drugs and special food as well as for transfusion technology. In view of the high demand for cold water to cool the production machinery and the resulting high energy consumption for the cooling processes, the Polish MWM distributor Centrum Elektroniki Stosowanej CES Sp. z o.o. has once again installed an energetically and economically efficient trigeneration system.
Trigeneration for Cooling the Machines
The cooling processes for ventilating the facilities and cooling the production machinery require a lot of energy. To produce the cold required for the plant of Clinico Medical Sp. z o.o. more efficiently and at reduced cost, the decision was made to install a trigeneration system. Due to the high level of satisfaction with the work of Centrum Elektroniki Stosowanej ‘CES’ Sp. z o.o. in the past and the high quality MWM products, Fresenius Kabi decided to cooperate for the second time. The first was installed by Centrum Elektroniki Stosowanej CES Sp. z o.o. back in 2016. In this system, the heat recovered from the cogeneration process is transferred to an absorption chiller. In spring, summer, and fall, the heat produced by the cogeneration system is used for producing cold. For this, the absorption chiller transforms the heat into cold water. The cold is split into two and distributed to the individual consumers in the plant according to their needs. In winter, late fall, and early spring, part of the heat from the cogeneration process is delivered to the plant’s heating system. The plant is operated with an MWM TCG 2020 V12 gas engine with an electrical output of 1,200 kW and a thermal output of 1,210 kW. The absorption chiller delivers 900 kW of cold. The MWM gas engine runs on natural gas.
Second MWM TCG 2020 V12 Gas Engine Installed to Cover Cooling Demand
Due to the plant expansion, the cooling demand had doubled by 2019. After two years of successful operation of the MWM engines, the decision was made to upsize the trigeneration system. Thus, Centrum Elektroniki Stosowanej CES Sp. z o.o., the official Polish MWM distributor, installed a second cogeneration power plant with another MWM TCG 2020 V12 gas engine with an electrical output of 998 kW and a thermal output of 1,126 kW. An absorption chiller with a cooling output of 845 kW was added. Together with the previously installed system, the trigeneration plant that went live in early 2020 fully covers the plant’s cooling demand.
MWM TCG 2020 V12 Gas Engines: Enhanced Profitability, Longer Useful Life
The MWM TCG 2020 gas engines are custom-tailored to the challenges of a dynamic market setting. The gas engines in the output range from 1,000 to 2,000 kWel fulfill the elevated requirements of a broad application spectrum and ensure efficiency, reliability, flexibility, environmental compatibility, low TCO, and high profitability.