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, sewage gas, mine gas, and other special gas segments, is especially characterised by high efficiency and economy. For example, the project of CSM Suiker in the Netherlands is an unusual reference for such a container plant. The company, which is situated near Groningen, is one of the country’s largest sugar manufacturers and is specialised in the development of sugar-based products for the domestic market.

For the production site, a CHP container with a TCG 2020 V16 from MWM was installed along with a 400V low-voltage generator. The container is used for parallel operation and isolated operation with zero-input control. Apart from the gas genset and the container, the product scope comprises a TEM control, an exhaust gas heat exchanger and sound absorber, a steam generator (980kg/h steam / 180°C), the switchgear (HAS/GLF), and a dual gas train. What is special about this container system is its ability to switch between natural gas and biogas while the engine is down, while maintaining the same electrical output of 1,560kW.

The TEM system effectively controls not only the engine, but also the entire plant including the heat from cogeneration. Temperature monitoring for each cylinder and anti-knock control ensure optimum fuel utilisation and maximum power output even if the gas composition should fluctuate.

For the operator, one of the most important aspects was that all components are tuned to each other in the best way possible and are perfectly aligned with the special requirements of this application. With standardised dimensions of 3m x 3m x approximately 11-12m (W x H x L) for the MWM container, including the genset, peripherals, and switchgear, the entire unit is not only extremely maintenance-friendly, but also ensures easy transportation and quick setup on site.

Furthermore, the container is heat and sound-insulated, and the slim, smooth wall design enables maximum utilisation of the interior space. The comprehensive offer of the MWM container comprises a time-saving maintenance concept, low-maintenance design, long maintenance intervals, and a global service and logistics network. The satisfied operator has already placed another order with MWM.