MAN Diesel & Turbo and Telemenia supply the “island in the jungle” with energy

MAN Diesel & Turbo has successfully commissioned seven 32/44CR diesel engines for the operation of a base load power plant in the Peruvian city of Iquitos. The power plant operator is a joint venture between the Israeli company Telemenia and V-Power – a power distributor that is mainly operated in Asia. The project, which had demanding requirements in terms of logistics, will from now on be supported by MAN PrimeServ – the company’s global after-sales service provider.

“MAN PrimeServ will supply spare parts to and provide service staff for the power plant in Iquitos up to 2027 as part of a Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA),” explains Dr. Michael Filous, Head of PrimeServ O&M at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Augsburg: “As part of the LTSA, an online service for real-time monitoring of the performance of the plant is also planned.”

With an output of around 78 MW, the power plant supplements the energy supply to the jungle city of Iquitos and its roughly 400,000 inhabitants. It replaces an outdated plant run by the local network operator. Due to the particular location of the city, which can be described as an island in the jungle and that can only be accessed by boat and airplane, the engines had to be delivered by water via the Amazonas. The engines were transported on barges from the Brazilian city of Manaus around two-thousand kilometers upstream to Iquitos.