Energy Centre for a Research University
In 2009, MKC Group of Companies implemented a project for one of the largest universities in the Eastern Europe.
The facility operates in a cogeneration mode: simultaneous electric (1,2 MW) and heat (1,2 MW) power generation. 2 units of PERKINS PETRA 750 CXC 600 kW engines with heat recovery system are used as the main equipment. The power plant operates in parallel mode with the power system.
The mini-MPP construction resulted in complete modernization of the power supply scheme of the university. For example, the MKC Group of Companies had to build a separate gas pipeline. Upon the Customer's request, the existing high chimney was retained. The MKC project design-engineers have developed a unique solution: chimneys from gas genset plants were specially placed and fixed inside the old brick chimney.
Today, the SUSU energy centre does not only provide the university with 50% electric and heat power but is also a unique training laboratory. Students of the Energy Department undergo practical training here thus having the possibility to simulate and study peculiarities of production and distribution of electric and heat power at the real operating object.