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Nigerian company to boost its power supply with gas turbine technology

Multinational company MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply three of its gas turbine generator packages to Belemaoil Producing Ltd (BPL) in Nigeria, West Africa.

According to a company statement, the three packages with the proven single-shaft MGT6000 gas turbine technology will deliver around 20MW to a power plant, which supplies heat and power to BPL oil & gas facilities 30 miles (approximately 48,2803 km) southwest of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.

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The order was placed by American EPC and equipment exporter Combustion Associates Inc. (CAI).

Together with Exterran Corporation, the company is responsible for the engineering, manufacturing and installation of the overall project.

“We have seen the exceptional quality and performance of MAN MGT6000 gas turbines and are confident in placing our first order for them. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership between CAI and MAN and we plan to work together on other power projects in Africa, which is CAI’s key market,” said Mukund Kavia, CAI chairman.

Commenting on the development, Sebastian Könning, project manager sales for Gas Turbines at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “We are honoured to collaborate with CAI on this important power generation project in Nigeria.

“This latest contract award and the recently commissioned MGT gas turbines trains in China prove that the benefits of MAN’s technology solution are being recognised by the market.”

Prioritising low emissions and high efficiency

Dr Sven-Hendrik Wiers, Vice President Gas Turbines at MAN Energy Solutions, also commented: “Both low emissions and high efficiency are becoming increasingly important for gas turbines in the market.

“With the state-of-the-art MGT technology, our company is able to fulfil these demands and provide a gas turbine family optimised for decentral, flexible and at the same time highly-efficient power generation solution with minimum emissions.”

The MAN turbine technology will deliver around 20MW of power, using dry low emission technology and natural gas as a low-emission fuel.

The system also features a specifically modified intake air-cooling in order to guarantee a flawless operation despite the high temperatures on site.

The set-up comprising three gas turbines trains enables a flexible load profile for the operator.

All trains are equipped with an ATU Box (Analytics Telemetrie Unit), which is connected to the new digital platform MAN CEON.

The system collects and evaluates operating and sensor data and enables the customer to monitor the machine’s operation around the clock and easily request advice for remote support.

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.