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MAN Diesel & Turbo supplies engines for power plant in Brazil

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the independent energy production company Companhia Termolétrica do Espiríto Santo (CTES), a subsidiary of the Brazilian private equity group Brazilian Private Equity, to supply 17 MAN 18V32/40 genset engines for a power plant project in Aracruz in the federal state of Espirito Santo in south-east Brazil. In addition to the engines, the order also includes delivery of mechanical and electrical auxiliary equipment.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the independent energy production company Companhia Termolétrica do Espiríto Santo (CTES), a subsidiary of the Brazilian private equity group Brazilian Private Equity, to supply 17 MAN 18V32/40 genset engines for a power plant project in Aracruz in the federal state of Espirito Santo in south-east Brazil. In addition to the engines, the order also includes delivery of mechanical and electrical auxiliary equipment. The MAN gensets generate a total output of 150 MWe – enough to supply around 400,000 people in Brazil with electricity. The order is worth Euro roughly 40 million.

The CTES power plant, located in Aracruz, connected at Escelsa, the public energy provider for State of Espirito Santo, will operate as a “hot stand-by” power plant supplying power for a pool of off-takers comprised by the 30 Brazilian largest power generation utilities. Brazil covers around 80 percent of its energy needs with hydropower, but it is only able to do this by using “stand-by power plants” which kick in if there is not enough water available for power generation – e.g. during the dry season. Diesel power plants are the ideal solution in this regard thanks to their high efficiency and short start-up time. As a hot stand-by power plant, the power plant in Aracruz needs to reach 100 percent of its capacity within three hours whenever needed.

“Brazil is a strategically important market for us. Like in many other emerging countries, its energy requirements are set to increase further, opening up new opportunities for our company,” says Dr. René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “With the CTES order, we have acquired a new customer who is impressed by the high quality of our products.”

CTES has already started construction work on the power plant which is due to go live in July 2013. MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply the engines to CTES in October 2012.

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