INNIO announced that it has secured an order to supply Jenbacher gas engines to Chongqing Yuxin Energy’s Chongqing Songzao Coal Mine plant, owned by Chongqing Energy Investment Group (CQEIG).
The gas engines manufacturer said that it will supply eight of its 3.35MW Jenbacher J620 gas engines for expansion of the coal mine methane (CMM) gas-fueled power plant.
The project, located approximately 150km from Chongqing City, is supporting the country’s efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of coal production.
The 26.8-MW expansion is expected to be completed in 2019 and a total of 55.8MW of gas engine power is expected to be connected to the local grid.
The mine’s methane-rich gas will be captured to produce on-site power with the Jenbacher gas engines, resulting in the reduction of the potent greenhouse gas emissions, that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere.
The first phase of the power plant is commissioned with 51 smaller gas engines from a local supplier.
Yuxin Energy deputy general manager Yangdaoping said: “INNIO’s Jenbacher gas engines are the ideal technology for our important coal mine methane gas expansion project. INNIO has the technological expertise and local setup to deliver the Jenbacher gas engines according to our pressing implementation schedule.
“This project will enhance the energy efficiency of the existing plant and significantly reduce the Songzao mine’s on-site methane emissions.”
Under the contract, INNIO is providing the gensets, commissioning services for the generator sets and related equipment for the project.
INNIO’s channel partner, CAMDA, is providing related balance of plant equipment including the radiators, silencers, control panels, exhaust boilers and associated equipment as well as installation and other services.
INNIO China general manager Bright Yin said: “The Chongqing Songzao Coal Mine gas-to-power expansion project is another significant order in China, adding 26.8-MW to the delivered Jenbacher gas engine fleet.
“Our Jenbacher gas engines offer the highest electrical efficiency and have a reputation in the industry for durability and reliability, which will help to support China’s ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of coal production.”
The gas engines are scheduled to be supplied to the project site by July 2019 and commercial operations are expected to start by the end of 2019.