A new cogeneration plant for the city of Cottbus, in Germany

Cefla Engineering, in joint-venture with the company Atzwanger from Bolzano, will build a cogeneration plant in Cottbus, Germany, as part of a government plan to replace obsolete coal-fired power stations.

The call for tenders was issued by Stadtwerke Cottbus, a municipal undertaking from the eponymous German city in the Federal State of Brandenburg. “The contract involves the design, construction, installation and testing of a new 50 MW cogeneration plant, together with all the connected auxiliary systems, including the installation of five Jenbacher J920 gas engines, of 10 MW each”, explains Massimo Pinoli, International Sales Manager for Cefla Engineering. “The Cottbus plant will supply electricity and thermal energy using the most efficient system technologies; as with the plant we already built for Acea in Rome (in the Tor di Valle area), all the heat will supply a city district heating network, serving almost 100,000 residents. For this plant the site will also rely on the collaboration of a network of local partners for the construction activities, including the construction of a two-storey power plant building. The building will contain all the auxiliary systems and equipment of the power plant and a series of 15 hot water storage tanks, approximately 30 metres in height, in a configuration specially designed by Cefla”.

“Cefla, the project leader, and Atzwanger bring their respective skills and experience to the joint venture. Cefla brings the design and operational experience that our engineers and technicians have acquired in important recent projects in the energy sector over the last twenty years,” explains Massimo Milani, Managing Director of the Cefla Engineering BU, and “Atzwanger’s contribution is its operational experience and approach to the management of complex projects in Germany”.

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