MAN Diesel & Turbo has concluded a contract to deliver five engines, four 18V28/32S and one 7L27/38S, for a new power plant in Moroni, the capital city of Comoros. The scope of supply includes auxiliary equipment, spares, tools and services for the supervision of installation and commissioning.
The plant will be constructed by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the largest government-owned engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India.
The 18 MW base-load plant will be operated by the national Comoros Energy Dept. and provide baseload power to the public grid. It will replace three existing, outdated power stations in order to increase the overall efficiency and capacity of power generation in the small island nation.
Both the MAN 18V28/32S and the MAN 7L27/38S are small bore engines with a cylinder bore of 28 and 27 cm. They will be manufactured in Aurangabad, MAN’s manufacturing hub in India, which specializes in the production of small bore engines.
The engines will be powered by heavy fuel oil (HFO), whilst operating in full compliance with the regulations for NOx emissions of the Indian government, which are among the most stringent norms worldwide. Delivery of the aggregates is scheduled for late 2016 or early 2017 and commissioning of the power plant is expected to take place in mid-2017.
Source: MAN Diesel & Turbo