Japanese Power Segment´s First Dual-Fuel Engines to Come from MAN Energy Solutions
MAN Energy Solutions has been commissioned by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) to supply two MAN 12V51/60 dual-fuel engines to a Japanese power plant, a first for the domestic power market. The engines are bound for the Miyako Island power plant, which is owned and operated by the Okinawa Electric Power Company (OEPC).
The dual-fuel engines will generate around 24 MW of electrical power in its role as the primary base-load provider for the small Japanese holiday island and its 50,000 inhabitants, improving efficiency as well as drastically reducing emissions.
Dual-fuel capability for maximum reliability
“The order for Miyako is a first for the Japanese power-generation market as these will be the very first dual-fuel engines to be installed in the whole country. Now we want to prove to our Japanese customers the various benefits that dual-fuel engines offer in supplying remote regions with reliable and independent energy,” said Martin Höhler, Regional Head of Sales for MAN Energy Solutions Power Plant business in the Asia Pacific region. “We are also proud that Kawasaki Heavy Industries again trusts our engines as they are one of our longest-standing partners with a shared business history dating back to 1911”.
MAN Energy Solutions was already able to display its engines’ worth, as well as its customer-oriented service also to OEPC as two MAN 18V48/60B engines were installed some years ago at a power plant on the neighboring island of Ishigaki.
“Our engines will mainly run on natural gas but, due to their dual-fuel capability, also offer maximum fuel flexibility and reliability. This is highly important for independent power supply for remote islands such as Miyako,” explained Höhler.