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MWM CHP plant in a waste water treatment plant enhances India's industrial sector with clean drinking water

Mannheim, September 10, 2015

In northern India's Dhanwapur, a waste water treatment facility is currently being installed. The centerpiece of the plant are two MWM TCG 2016 V16 C gas engines, driven by biogas. The CHP plant has a total electrical output of 1,600 kWel (2 x 800 kWel) and a total thermal output of 769 kWth each, consisting of waste heat from cooling water (432 kWth) and exhaust gases (337 kWth), depending upon the customer's exact requirement.

The biogas produced by the CHP plant will be used in the future for internal use in the waste water treatment plant.

The biogas produced by the CHP plant will be used in the future for internal use in the waste water treatment plant.

A promising location

Dhanwapur is part of the major city of Gurgaon, considered the industrial and business center in the state of Harayana. Located several hundred kilometers from New Delhi, with a population of 1.5 million, Gurgaon is home to more than 250 Fortune 500 companies. In fact, the city has the third-largest per-capita income in all of India.


MWM efficiency stood out

In order to improve the water supply for the many workers, the city decided to build the sewage treatment plant (STP) with two MWM gas gensets. The most important criteria in the selection of the engines were low running costs, unconditional reliability and high electrical efficiency. These attributes were fulfilled completely by the TCG 2016 V16 C engine type.

Thus, the CHP plant is anticipated to be put into operation in September 2015 and daily supply some half a million households in Dhanwapur with 100,000 m³ of clean drinking water. With this plant, 446 MW MWM gas engines are installed in India, of which 11 percent are run on biogas.



The sewage treatment plant is emerging in the middle of the economic heartland of Gurgaon.

The sewage treatment plant is emerging in the middle of the economic heartland of Gurgaon.

Reliable partners all over the world

From delivery to installation, the Indian MWM Partner M/s Green Power International Pvt. Ltd. handled the complete turnkey configuration of the power plant system, except the associated construction measures. Included in the scope of delivery are all plant components and auxiliaries associated with the gas gensets and the H2S (hydrogen sulfide) scrubbing system for treatment of the biogas (Balance of Plant).

In addition to the installation, testing and commissioning of the complete power station and the related equipment components, Green Power concluded a long-term service agreement with the customer (for a period of 6 years), which, in addition to delivery of necessary spare parts, also entails operation of the plant.

Photos: M/s Green Power International Pvt. Ltd.

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