Man, China's CHMC start power plant in Cambodia
Germany's Man Energy Solutions and China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) have commissioned a 200 MW dual-fuel power plant near the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Man said on April 30.
The plant will initially run on heavy fuel oil, however, it will be possible to operate the dual-fuel engines with natural gas in the future, Man said. The plant has been handed over to the national utility, Electricite du Cambodge.
“The plant is located directly on the banks of the Mekong River in the Lvea Aem district in Kandal province, with the potential to add an LNG terminal at a later date,” Martin Hohler, head of power, Asia Pacific at Man Energy Solutions said. “Our engines are designed for natural gas and can switch seamlessly from one fuel type to another during operation.”
The power plant consists of eleven Man 18V51/60DF engines and covers the average energy requirements for around 70,000 households. CHMC was responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the power plant, while Man Energy Solutions took care of the supply and commissioning of the eleven engines and related plant auxiliaries.