Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GEâ€™s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania
-Clarke Energy Secures Its First Project in Tanzania with Azam Flour Mill Deploying One of GEâ€™s Jenbacher J612 Gas Engines
-Helping Bakhresa Foods Reduce the Yearly Operating Costs through the Deployment of a New Gas-Fueled CHP Plant
-Project Demonstrates Growing Availability of Gas in Dar es Salaam Following Completion of New Gas Pipeline
GEâ€™s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) (http://www.GE.com) today announced that Clarke Energy (www.Clarke-Energy.com), GEâ€™s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GEâ€™s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The deployment of this high-efficiency, gas-fueled CHP plant will help Bakhresa reduce its yearly operating costs.
Â â€œWe selected GE and Clarke Energy for our site in Dar es Salaam due to the efficiency performance of similar units in Tanzania and their service support available in the country,â€ said Mr. Rajesh Nair, technical manager, Said Salim Bakhresa & Co ltd.
Tanzania has large domestic reserves of gas that are located in coastal waters off the southern part of the country. There have been two gas pipelines constructed in Tanzania to transport that gas from the site of production to the site of use. The first pipeline reached full capacity a number of years ago and supplied a limited number of industries with gas for self-consumption. The second gas pipeline has just been completed resulting in new supplies of gas being made available to industry.
â€œBakhresa is one of the leading industrial houses in Tanzania, and this natural gas-fueled power generation has significant cost- and carbon-saving benefits,â€ said Hugh Richmond, business development director, Clarke Energy. â€œAs Clarke Energyâ€™s first project in Tanzania, it will help reduce the factoryâ€™s operational costs and, in parallel, deliver reliable power.â€
â€œGEâ€™s Jenbacher J612 gas engine features lower emissions and increased efficiency,â€ said Oluwatoyin Abegunde, sub-Sahara Africa regional leader for GEâ€™s Distributed Power business. â€œBy combining our proven technology and Clarke Energyâ€™s expertise, we are able to provide a highly reliable, cost-effective solution for Bakhresaâ€™s new CHP plant and support the growth of Tanzaniaâ€™s industrial base.â€