E.ON Hanse Wärme commissions the "most efficient cogeneration plant in the North"

E.ON Hanse Wärme commissions the most efficient cogeneration plant in the North

On 19 June 2013, E.ON Hanse Wärme GmbH was able to commission the Hanseatic City's first ultra-efficient cogeneration plant in Hamburg-Wandsbek, with Hamburg's Environment Minister Jutta Blankau and top executives from E.ON Hanse AG, GE Energy and GE Jenbacher present.

In the new modernised cogeneration plant (at the site where three GE Waukesha VHP engines were previously in operation for some 20 years) GE Jenbacher's first JMS424 module in Germany has been integrated into a new holistic design with condensation heat exchangers and a giant thermal pump. The cogeneration plant has now attained a 44% degree of electric efficiency and a total efficiency degree of about 100%.

S&L SOLUTIONS was in charge of integrating the cogeneration plant on assignment from GE Jenbacher. S&L's scope of supply and performance included dismantling the former plant, hot water and exhaust integration into the new JMS 424 module as well as integration of a smaller in-house requirement module, integration of the giant thermal pump, the ventilation system as well as project management for the entire project and construction management for the integration plant.

"We are very happy and proud that GE Jenbacher and E.ON Hanse Wärme have entrusted us with this task and confronted us with this challenge," says Stefan Schöne, manager of S&L Solutions. S&L project manager Raimund Meyer added: "The complexity of the entire system and the large number of plant components involved confronted us with quite a challenge. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with our client GE Jenbacher, the end customer E.ON Hanse Wärme and our sub-contractors and partners, we finally succeeded in commissioning the plant smoothly and on schedule."

Almost simultaneously, S&L Solutions was working on assignment from E.ON Hanse Wärme GmbH on a comparable project in Hamburg-Neuenfelde where a GE Jenbacher JMS 412 module constitutes the core of the plant. S&L SOLUTIONS has since 2005 successfully collaborated by now in over 30 cogeneration plant modernisation projects with E.ON Hanse Wärme GmbH and has successfully positioned itself in the promising cogeneration plant modernisation and repowering segment.

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