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Eritrea Expands Electrical Network

Two MAN B&W 12K60MC-S, low-Speed Diesel Engines, with a potential to producing up to 48MW Power are heading to Eritrea.
Two MAN B&W 12K60MC-S, two-stroke, low-Speed Diesel Engines, with a potential of producing up to 48MW Power are heading to Eritrea. When commissioned, the two engines alone will cover 73% of Eritrea’s total power needs.

By MAN B&W,

QINGDAHAIXI Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. (QMD) and EPC contractor Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute recently signed a contract to supply Eritrea with two MAN B&W 12K60MC-S low-speed engines that will run on liquid fuel.

The engines will play a key part in the expansion of the Hirgigo power plant, located 5 km southwest of Massawa, the major city on the Red Sea coast. Shanghai Electric will manufacture the generators for the engines, which are being produced for the Eritrean Electric Corporation (EEC).

The EEC has chosen the latest mark of the K60MC-S engine type and the two units will provide a joint mechanical output of 47.52 MW at 150 rpm. The engines will comply with the NOx emission limit of the World Bank’s 2008 regulation, i.e. 1850 mg/Nm3 at 15% O2 dry. Continue reading Eritrea Expands Electrical Network