Wärtsilä gets busy in Germany and Tanzania
Wärtsilä breaks ground with new biohybrid production plant in southern Germany and looks to make the German city of Mainz more energy efficient with CHP plant, while it secures power for a gold mine in Tanzania.
What makes the plant stand out is Wärtsilä’s unique liquefaction system. It gives Erdgas Südwest the ability to clean, liquefy and store biogas and pipeline gas streams.
“This is a very important milestone for us at Erdgas Südwest,” says project director Oliver Auras. “It is a completely new concept adapted to the future needs of the German energy market, and we see a great future for this storage solution.”
Meanwhile in Mainz, Wärtsilä will supply a 100 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden.
Unlike with traditional CHP plants, the 10 Wärtsilä 34SG engines can be started and stopped without limitations within just two minutes. This offers Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden a cost and energy efficient way to generate power.
”With flexible capacity like this, we have the chance to operate successfully at those times of the day in Germany when there is no solar or wind power available,” explains Lars Eigenmann, CEO at Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden.
And finally, last week Wärtsilä announced it will supply a 40 MW power plant to Geita Goldmine Limited in Tanzania.
The gold mine operator found Wärtsilä’s Smart Generation Power plant suitable for the tough operating conditions at the mine’s location in the Lake Victoria goldfields in North West Tanzania.