Vereinigte Stadtwerke GmbH, Bad Oldesloe
|Genset / gas engine:||1 x TCG 3016 V16|
|Segment / gas type:||natural gas|
|Customer:||Vereinigte Stadtwerke GmbH, Bad Oldesloe, Germany|
|Total output:||800 kWel and 826 kWth|
The latest MWM TCG 3016 gas genset runs as a field-test plant in Bad Oldesloe. The cogeneration power plant with the electrical output of 800 kW and the thermal output of 826 kW reaches an overall efficiency of 88.1%.
Originally designed to supply the swimming pool with heat, the cogeneration plant now benefits a youth hostel, a hospital, various schools in the city center, and numerous private and commercial customers via the heat network. The inflow of the low-temperature mixed cooling water circuit of the cogeneration plant has been implemented for the return flow increase in the adjacent swimming pool. With this modification, the entire heat energy can be used and thus the cogeneration power plant achieves a higher thermal efficiency (+5 percent) compared to conventional applications.
The reduced lubricant consumption of less than 0.1 g/kWh is another positive aspect of the newly developed gas engine: The only needs an oil change once every 5,000 operating hours, i.e. about once a year.