Brescia, Italy – May, 8th 2012 – Turboden, the leading manufacturer of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators for electricity generation from renewable sources and heat recovery, was awarded an order for a 1MW ORC plant for BSkyB and a 1,8MW ORC plant for BAA, both located in London. Turboden is a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company and Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
BSkyB (British Broadcasting Group) is a public satellite broadcasting company operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom with over 10 million subscribers.
BAA is a leading airport company that has six airports in the UK including the largest, London Heathrow, that serves some 180 destinations in more than 90 countries.
“Traditionally Turboden has developed projects in which ORC units were suitable for district-heating in small-medium villages” – says Paolo Bertuzzi, General Manager Turboden “in the last years Turboden has started developing also trigenerative projects for large single public or private buildings whose drive is not only the return of the investment but also the green vision of the environment”.
Last December the first ORC unit has been installed into the British Headquarter of BSkyB TV company by Clearpower Ltd, a leading Bioenergy Solutions provider in the UK. The plant will produce 1MWe and 4MWth (5%heating for the building, 50% to chiller and 45% as heating to a district heating loop around the campus). Biomass-fuelled combined cooling and heating power (CCHP) plant, reducing the building’s carbon footprint by at least 20%.
The second Turboden ORC unit by the London Heathrow Airport will produce 1.8MWe and 8MWth (75% heat and 25% to chiller, heating and cooling to Terminals T2a and T2b and heat only to Terminal T5). Biomass-fuelled combined cooling and heating (CCHP) power plant, reducing the building’s carbon footprint of the airport overall, by at least 40%, by using renewable source of energy. Start-up is expected in the 2nd quarter 2012.
Since the 1st quarter 2011, Turboden has a CCHP ORC plant in operation in France, that produce electric power (600kW) and heat (3MWth) for heating and cooling for a public hospital in Evry by using biomass-fuelled (virgin wood chips) Turboden acquire as well an order for another trigenerative ORC plant in Poland (1,4 MWe), that will provide power, heat and cooling for a 5 star luxury hotel.
Turboden, a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company (United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is an Italian company and a global leader in the design, manufacture, and servicing of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators, which harness heat to generate electrical power from renewable sources, including solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy and waste heat from industrial processes, engines or gas turbines. Turboden has about 250 plants in more than 20 countries and offers standard turbogenerators from 600kWel to 6MWel (standard units) and up to 15MWel (customized units). Turboden is a specialist in ORC technology. www.turboden.it
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