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Energy Generation and Gas Engine Gensets

MWM is one of the world's leading brands of highly efficient and environmentally friendly systems for decentralised, combined energy generation.

MWM Headquarters,
Carl-Benz-Strasse 1,

MWM Headquarters,
Carl-Benz-Strasse 1,

MWM is one of the world’s leading brands of highly efficient and environmentally friendly systems for decentralised, combined energy generation. This is enabled by eco-friendly cogeneration plants. MWM products are engineered with the help of long experience in the development and optimisation of gas engines using natural gas, biogas and special gases. By caring about the added value chain, innovative ideas and engineering expertise, MWM products serve customers with system solutions for individual requirements.

MWM products focus on efficiency, and include matched components considering individual needs, comprehensive services and long-term productivity. Furthermore, the brand MWM stands for fuel-saving technology and the responsible use of natural resources.

Gas solutions

The brand MWM produces gas engines and power generators for several gas types, which are used in various applications. The three main categories of gas types include natural gas and similar gases, biogas and gas containing hydrogen.

Moreover, MWM provides worldwide customer service for the installation, servicing and maintenance of systems. This is available around the clock.

Gas engine gensets

MWM products go from gas engines to power plants with output ranges from 400kWe to 100MWe. These engines can be operated with various types of gas, such as natural gas, shale gas, mine gas, landfill gas, biogas, sewage gas and syngas, and are designed for maximum electrical and thermal efficiency, low operating and service costs and high reliability, as well as availability. More than 4,894 MWM gas gensets have already been installed worldwide.

The product range includes the following series (50Hz):

  • TCG 2016: electrical output 400kW / genset – 800kW / genset
  • TCG 2020: electrical output 1,000kW / genset – 2,000kW / genset
  • TCG 2032: electrical output 2,830kW / genset – 4,300kW / genset

Our gas gensets are also available in 60Hz.

MWM container cogeneration plant

The MWM container is a highly efficient and economic system, which is tailored precisely to your needs.

The container represents an economic overall package consisting of a gas genset, a standard container and the processing. All components are tuned to each other in the best way possible For example, exhaust turbochargers and controlled gas systems, designed especially for this application, are used. The efficiency is substantially improved by optimised chamber spark plugs and special pistons.

For biogas applications, the cooling water and exhaust gas heat exchanger are integrated in the heating circuit. The MWM container is compliant with the formaldehyde limits pursuant to German Renewable Energies Act (EEG), through active carbon desulphurisation and catalysts.

Depending on the application, the engines can be adjusted for various gas types such as natural gas, biogas, landfill gas, sewage gas, mine gas, and other special gases. The main focus is on reliability and advanced efficiency, which are achieved through measures such as the optimised intake duct and combustion chamber, contributing to a 15% reduction in annual fuel costs. Furthermore, improved engine parts enable lubricant savings of up to 50% compared to similar gensets.

Moreover, the container is heat and noise insulated, and the slim, smooth wall design enables maximum utilisation of the interior space. The comprehensive offer of the MWM containers comprises a time-saving maintenance concept, long maintenance intervals, and a global service and logistics network. The TEM system even allows direct online access to current engine parameters during operation. Furthermore, all relevant international certifications have been obtained, such as CE, GOST (Russia), and CSA (Canada).

CHP amortization calculator

For those who are interested in investing in an energy efficient and eco-friendly MWM solution, the CHP Amortization Calculator by MWM offers the possibility to assess the profitability and efficiency of gas engines and combined heat and power plants (CHPs). By entering individual values in the online tool, users gain an initial assessment of the economic advantages of their gas engines and cogeneration power plants to come.

New challenges

Using energy efficiently is a goal across worldwide industries – today more than ever before. Rising energy prices, an increasingly competitive market and environmental regulations of harmful pollutant emissions have all incited commercial and industrial energy producers and users to search out the most efficient and cleanest ways to produce and use energy.

We consider the ongoing development and optimisation of all engine series as an important contribution to increased efficiency and conservation of resources. In parallel to the optimisation of the engine efficiencies, one of the permanent challenges for MWM products is to fulfill future emissions requirements for its references all over the world.

MWM Genset Used at Landfill Gas Plant in Malatya

The landfill gas plant in Malatya, Turkey, which went into operation in October 2013, was completed by Doğu Star in cooperation with Iltekno, MWM's Turkish sales and service partner.

MWM Gensets Comply with BDEW Medium-Voltage Guideline

With the ongoing decentralisation of power generation systems, including combined heat and power (CHP), photovoltaic (PV) and wind, decentralised systems are becoming more important in the power generation industry.

MWM Unveils New Amortization Calculator

MWM has unveiled the new CHP Amortization Calculator, which is designed for those who are seeking to invest in energy-efficient and environmentally sound energy solutions for the future growth of their company.

New Version of the TCG 2032: Greater Efficiency with Lower Operating Costs

After two years of continuous development, the new version of the TCG 2032 (the largest MWM genset) was launched in January 2012. Optimised spark plugs and improved turbocharger technology have made electrical efficiency of up to 44.2% possible with an output of 3,333kWe to 4,300kWe.

The MWM Model Series: Innovation and Constant Development

After two years of constant development, the new version of the TCG 2032 (the largest MWM genset) was launched in January 2012. Optimised spark plugs and turbocharger technology have resulted in electrical efficiency of up to 44.2% with an output of 3,333 to 4,300kWe (in the V12 and V16 cylinder versions).

Sugar Manufacturer Opts for MWM

The tradition-rich manufacturer MWM from Mannheim, Germany, is considered one of the world's leading specialists in the production, sale, and servicing of gas gensets for decentralised energy supply. The MWM container line, which is deployed worldwide in the natural gas, biogas, landfill gas, sew

Clean Water for Helsinki: New Contract for MWM

In a follow-up project, the long-established Mannheim-based company MWM recently received an order for another gas genset. The customer is Helsinki Water, an enterprise of Finland's capital Helsinki that looks back on 135 years of experience and expertise in wastewater management. The

Substantially Increased Efficiency: MWM Presents New Output Category

Following the market launch of the 60-Hz product range toward the end of last year, MWM continued to push ahead with its product campaign. The Mannheim-based company will shortly present an improved engine generation with substantially improved efficiency at the Power Gen Europe 2009. The series

Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH

MWM Headquarters

Carl-Benz-Strasse 1




MWM Austria GmbH

Münchner Str. 22

AT- 6130 Schwaz



MWM (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

CITIC Building Tower A

Room 2-02, CN-100004

No. 19 Jianguomenwai Wai Dajie


Chaoyang District


Caterpillar Energy Solutions, Inc.

1750 Breckinridge Parkway

Suite 500

US-Duluth, GA 30096


United States of America

MWM France SAS

Péripark Gennevilliers

99/101 Avenue Louis Roche Bât E5

FR-92230 Gennevilliers



MWM Energy Hungaria Kft.

Ezred u. 1-3



Attila Utca


MWM Benelux B.V.

Soerweg 13

NL-3088 GR


South Holland


MWM Representation in Moscow

Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH

Bldg. 1, 5/2, 1st Kazachiy per.




Caterpillar Energy Solutions, S.A.

Avda de los Artesanos, 50

ES-28950 Tres Cantos/Madrid



MWM Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.

11 Kian Teck Road




MWM Representation in Korea

Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH

Rm. No. A-1706

Maposinyoung Gwell, 461 Kong-Duk-Dong



South Korea