SOUTH COAST, NSW, Australia – June 20, 2022 – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that the first shipment of GE aeroderivative turbines has arrived at Manildra Group’s world-class Shoalhaven Starches wheat gluten and Combined heat and power plant at a starch plant, New South Wales, Australia.The rest of the equipment will be delivered later, and the plant is expected to be operational in early 2023.GE will supply two LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) with fresh air combustion and associated plant headroom, delivering up to 54 megawatts (MW) of power and 210 tons per hour ( TPH) steam is continuously delivered to the Manildra Group’s Shoalhaven Starches site operations.The new equipment will help Manildra Group convert its energy supply from existing coal-fired boilers to natural gas-fueled operations, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40 percent.
The Australian family-owned Manildra Group produces a range of Australian grown and manufactured food and industrial products including wheat flour, baking mixes, ethanol, starches, syrups, feed and more.Shoalhaven Starches is the largest wheat starch and gluten plant of its kind in the world.Shoalhaven Starches’ integrated sustainable manufacturing process uses whole grains and relies on heat (from steam) production to power the site, day in and day out, 365 days a year.
The Shoalhaven starch plant requires a constant supply of electricity and a lot of steam.The Manildra Group turned to GE to secure the supply of electricity and steam.Currently, electricity is purchased from the national grid and steam is delivered through existing gas- and coal-fired boilers.As part of Australia’s energy transition, Manildra Group needed to retire existing boilers and achieve a self-sufficient electricity supply without relying on the national grid.GE Technologies provides turnkey solutions for the entire combined heat and power plant.
“We recognize that more sustainable, stable, reliable and affordable energy is critical to our manufacturing process, which is why we are excited to use GE’s advanced power and steam generation technologies to provide cleaner, cleaner Reliable power and heat,” said Manildra Group Managing Director John Hornan.”This scale of investment in energy transition, power generation and infrastructure reinforces our commitment to more sustainable, cleaner fuel-powered sites, and GE’s LM2500 turnkey power plant solution will support our continued production of the highest quality Food and industrial products grown and manufactured in Australia.”
“Manildra’s transition from a carbon-intensive process will help NSW drive further progress in reducing emissions. GE’s aeroderivative turbines have operated more than 150 million hours over the past 45 years, and their flexibility and speed have been widely Recognition. We believe that Manildra’s investment in our aeroderivative technology enables fast, cost-effective and efficient power to help meet its decarbonisation commitments,” said Aman Joshi, general manager of GE Aeroderivatives, during a visit to Australia in early June.
In addition to providing technology for the cogeneration plant, GE has signed an eight-year contract service agreement.
“GE is delighted to have been selected as the cogeneration plant technology supplier to meet the project requirements and timeline,” commented Sam Maresh, President, GE Australia.”The Manildra cogeneration plant demonstrates how GE technology can reduce operating and maintenance costs, which will help Australian industry become more competitive while reducing carbon emissions.”
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Post time: Jun-21-2022