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Shanghai gas fired power plant uses MAN turbine technology

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A new gas fired combined heat and power plant has been put into operation at SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd, a joint venture between Chinese SAIC and German Volkswagen Group. The plant uses four sets of MGT 6200, a of gas turbines by MAN Diesel & Turbo.

Professor Jochen Heizmann, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, commented: “The inauguration of this combined heat and power system is a landmark for our car production in China. The new plant not only provides steam and electricity for our Car Plant 3 here at SAIC Volkswagen, it also means we no longer use coal boilers so CO2 emissions will be reduced by 59 000 t each year.”

The plant marks the premiere of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s latest gas turbine series in the country. Additional use of the waste heat for producing process steam increases the plant’s overall efficiency to more than 80% and the steam is used at the production works of the Volkswagen Joint Venture in China.

“We are elated to be involved in this project. Today, we have inaugurated a gas-fired power plant that covers almost 25% of the energy needs of one of the biggest car production sites in the country, which is low in greenhouse gas emissions and utilises more than 80% of the invested fuel energy. MAN and the Chinese industry look back at a decades-long tradition of partnership in many technological fields. Now that the Chinese government has set ambitious goals to reduce the country’s carbon footprint, our gas turbines and engine technology can help to reach these goals and reduce CO2 emissions,” added Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo.

The new CHP plant fulfills this objective by producing electricity to cover 100% of the annual demand in Car Plant 3 and the neighbouring gearbox plant in Anting, thereby reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 23%.

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