Reciprocating Engine Power Plants

Lahmeyer’s expertise in Reciprocating Internal Combustion (RIC) engine technologies covers the full range of low, medium and high speed engines, featuring the following engine groups determined by the applied fuel types:

  • Liquid fuelled diesel engines and dual fuel (diesel/HFO & gaseous fuels) or gas-diesel engines (high pressure injection) and appropriate conversion concepts for distillate oil, heavy fuel oil, crude oil, residual oil and bio liquid fuels
  • Spark ignited pure gas engines

Engine power plants are usually designed as multiple engine-generator-set configurations, nowadays increasingly as combined cycle configuration or combined heat and power plant. RIC engines reach a high thermal efficiency in simple cycle mode, already. State of the art medium speed engines and low speed engines designed for power achieve high capacities and low fuel consumption. Larger gross efficiencies of stationary medium speed engines are about 47-48%. Larger low speed engines efficiencies are above 50%.

Diesel and gas fuelled engines have a series of advantages like: less sensitivity to capacity reduction and heat rate increase due to ambient conditions and unit part load operation; capability to burn a wider range of liquid and gaseous fuels including residual fuels; comparably less sensible to engine aging on capacity and heat rate; excellent loading acceptance and good stabilization capability on grid fluctuations.

Lahmeyer has successfully executed numerous diesel and gas power plant projects, comprising installation of new diesel and gas power plants, extension and rehabilitation of plants, rural electrification projects, fuel conversion projects and diesel-wind/photovoltaic-hybrid projects all over the world.

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February 12th, 2018

Brackish water desalination using renewable energy in Tunisia

The Lahmeyer company GKW Consult supports the Tunisian Water Utility SONEDE in implementing the…

January 24th, 2018

Lahmeyer at the 4th conference of the Iran Energy Association: Expertise in Power Generation

On January 30th and 31st, 2018, the Iran Energy Association (IEA) will host its 4th international…

January 12th, 2018

Quality Management – Lahmeyer successfully certified according to the new norm DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

In late 2017, Lahmeyer International implemented the certification according to the new norm DIN EN…

December 29th, 2017

New subsidiary in the Sultanate of Oman

On 12 December 2017, the newly established subsidiary Lahmeyer and Tractebel Engineering…

December 15th, 2017

Best Paper award for Tractebel and Lahmeyer

A joint paper by Tractebel, Lahmeyer International and their customer OETC (Oman Electricity…

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