MAN to commence two CHP plants in Chemnitz

29 August 2019

MAN Energy Solutions has been commissioned to build two engine-powered combined heat and power (CHP) plants in the city of Chemnitz by the energy service provider eins energie in sachsen. The two plants, MHKW Nord and Altchemnitz, will be operated with seven and five MAN gas engines of type 20V35/44G TS respectively, each with an electrical output of 12.6 MW. The new CHP plants will supply the city with just under 150 MW of electricity and over 130 MW of thermal output. 

The MHKW Nord plant is being constructed on the site of the previous lignite-powered Nord I power plant, which was demolished in 2004. The photovoltaic system that had been operated on the site since then has already been transferred to a new location. The second CHP plant will supplement the heating boiler system at the Altchemnitz heating plant.

The new power plants are set to commence operations in 2022. The project will be implemented in two steps. Firstly, approvals for all the planned plants will be obtained. The final investment decision regarding implementation will then be made once these are present.