MAN commissions Gibraltar’s LNG-fired power plant

MAN commissions Gibraltar's LNG-fired power plantImage courtesy of MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions commissioned three 14V51/60 gas and another three dual-fuel engines in the newly constructed power plant in Gibraltar.

Each of the engines can generate an output of approximately 14 megawatts (MW), the company said in its statement on Wednesday.

The power plant on the North Mole in Gibraltar Harbor will form the backbone of the British overseas territory’s future power supply.

A part of the waste heat from the engines will additionally be used for regasifying liquified natural gas in the connected LNG terminal. The use of combined heat and power increases the overall efficiency of the plant, the statement reads.

MAN Energy Solutions is responsible for delivering and commissioning the gensets and its related auxiliaries.

The French company Bouygues Energies & Services is constructing the plant and is responsible for the first year of operation. After this first year of operation the state energy provider, Gibraltar Electricity Authority (Gibelec) will take over the operation of the plant.

With an output of 86 MW, the overall capacity of the new power plant significantly exceeds Gibraltar’s current peak demand by about 42 MW.

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