GE’s Distributed Power business declared U.K.-based Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Algeria, has been selected by the Cevital Group to supply a 39.6 megawatts (MW) on-site power plant for the group’s Brandt household electronic appliances factory in the city of Setif, along with their Laminoir factory in Oran. The natural gas-fuelled captive power plants will utilise 9 of GE’s 4.4MW J624 gas engines to support two factories’ expansion.
The order represents the largest gas engine order for GE’s Distributed Power business and Clarke Energy in North Africa. Cevital, Algeria’s largest industrial conglomerate, covers a range of industries including food processing, automotive and electronic goods manufacturing and distribution.
GE’s Jenbacher J624 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. GE’s Jenbacher J624 units can maintain their efficient performance due to their twin-turbo charger technology, with no de-rating up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Jenbacher gas engines are scheduled to be commissioned in the summer of 2016.
"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 Clarke Energy’s largest project in North Africa to date and is an important milestone for us as a company," said Ali Hjaiej, business development director for Clarke Energy. "Clarke Energy’s solution uses GE’s highly efficient Jenbacher gas engine technology. 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."
Didier Lartigue, Main Board Director of Clarke Energy commented "Clarke Energy would like to thank Cevital for selecting Clarke Energy as their chosen partner, their engineering teams are highly qualified and professional. We look forward to working on this, and further projects, converting a short term win to a long term strategic relationship. Our aftersales support in Algeria will enable Cevital to achieve the highest levels of equipment availability. 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."
“We are pleased to collaborate with Clarke Energy to support Cevital’s on-site power needs with our reliable and high-efficiency Jenbacher J624 gas engine technology,"said Leon van Vuuren, regional sales leader for Europe, North Africa, Turkey and India for GE’s Distributed Power business."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."
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