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Partnering with MAN Diesel on clean energy for Gibraltar

24th April 2018

While turbines are being installed in Gibraltar’s new power plant, we are delighted to be co-authoring a paper with their engineer, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, a global developer and manufacturer of dual-fuel engines that run on both gas and diesel.

“New Power Plant Station North Mole Gibraltar: Example of Co2 Footprint Improvement with Gas and Dual Fuel Engines” will be presented at Electrify Europe in Vienna, a global industry event taking place in June, dedicated to power generation, transmission and distribution.

Authored by MAN Diesel and Engain, with key contributions from Bouygues Energies & Services, this paper also includes references provided by Gibraltar Electricity Authority and Gasnor (a subsidiary of Shell).

Once the six bespoke engines are running later this year, they’ll generate Gibraltar’s first independent, dual fuel and fully digitalised power station with its 80MW capacity ensuring a constant supply to the grid.

Developed by the world’s leading provider of large engines for ships and power plants, MAN Diesel, these engines are the most efficient of their kind. Supporting them on the reclaimed land and site for the new power station required particularly careful handling by our own environmental team. The new plant’s immediate proximity to Gibraltar’s airport and residential buildings provided considerable further constraints.

The consent awarded to this development therefore represents a notable project achievement. Engain’s advising on its environmental impact; providing robust technical information to demonstrate the potential effect on ecosystems and human health, enabled final go-ahead. Its our technical ability and environmental expertise that really sets us apart, when advising on major projects.

Commissioned by the Gibraltar Electrical Authority and designed to provide the Territory with sustainable, affordable and reliable energy, the new LNG plant will support a clean and secure supply of electricity for the next 30 years – guaranteeing power for residents, businesses and industry.

With gas representing a cleaner and more commercially viable alternative to marine diesel, this project provides a contemporary model for countries and territories faced with similar political, geographical and environmental constraints.

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