On Monday, Clarke Energy stated that Algeria’s largest private firm wants these on-site power plants also installed at their Laminoir factory in Oran as well,utilising nine of GE’s 4.4-MW, J624 Jenbacher gas engines to support two factories’ expansion.
[quote]The company stated that the order represents the largest gas engines’ order for GE’s Distributed Power business and Clarke Energy in North Africa.
Ali Hjaiej, business development director for Clarke Energy said: “GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology represents a great solution to maintain excellent performance at high altitudes and also when operating in island mode. This is the company’s largest project in North Africa to date and is an important milestone for us as a company.”
“[…] With Algeria’s continued industrial expansion, the deployment of high-efficiency distributed generation capacity will play a key role in meeting the country’s increased energy demands,” Hjaiej added.
Jenbacher J624 gas engines
According to Clarke Energy, these gas engines were selected for their durability and flexibility, which will be crucial since the factory is located at more than 1,000 meters above sea level. The units are said to be able to maintain efficient performance due to their twin-turbo charger technology, with no de-rating up to 40 degrees Celsius.
Clarke Energy’s Didier Lartigue commented: “This project will be delivered under a compressed programme, from order to operation targeted to be achieved in a period of less than one year.”
Leon van Vuuren, regional sales leader for Europe, North Africa, Turkey and India for GE’s Distributed Power business also made remarks: “This project illustrates the enhanced energy security benefits that our gas engine technologies offer to help industrial operators around the world meet their production and environmental requirements.”