GE Engine Technology to Power CHP Plant in Tanzania


GE’s Distributed Power business today announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, will supply engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa), to be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant that will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The CHP plant will help Bakhresa reduce its yearly operating costs.

Tanzania has large domestic reserves of gas located in coastal waters off the southern part of the country. Two gas pipelines have been constructed to transport the gas from these production sites to points of use. The first pipeline reached full capacity several years. The second pipeline has recently been completed, resulting in new supplies of gas being made available to industry.

“Bakhresa is one of the leading industrial houses in Tanzania, and this natural gas-fueled power generation has significant cost- and carbon-saving benefits,” said Hugh Richmond, business development director, Clarke Energy.

Clarke Energy will provide one GE Jenbacher J612 gas engine with a capacity of 1.82 MW. Heat from the engines will be fed into a steam boiler that is able to produce 1,040 kilograms per hour of steam. The power plant also will operate in a grid-synchronous manner.

Clarke Energy is delivering an integrated solution for the CHP plant, which will incorporate both mechanical and electrical installation works alongside grid connection support for the 33-kilovolt link.

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