Coca-Cola Hellenic To Install GE Energy’s Jenbacher Gas Engines In European Bottling Plants To Help Reduce Plant CO2 Emissions By More Than 20% Across Their Production
Projects in Line with EU Commission’s Goal to Reduce Carbon Footprint
JENBACH, AUSTRIA - January, 2008 : – The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. and energy development company ContourGlobal, are launching a major industrial emissions reduction initiative in Europe with plans to install a total of 15 combined heat and power (CHP) plants at bottling facilities in 12 countries. The first phase of the project will utilize 19 GE Energy Jenbacher gas engines with a total output of 58 megawatts (MW).
The initiative supports the European Commission’s goal to adopt more stringent environmental targets for member countries to help Europe achieve a 20% reduction in emissions by 2020. Each bottling plant utilizing the Jenbacher engines will be able to eliminate more than 40% of their annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
“As the European Commission seeks to further reduce the region’s emissions, we are extremely excited to offer our customers technology that provides energy efficient, on-site power and helps reduce the carbon footprint in their operations,” said Prady Iyyanki, CEO of GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engine business.
GE is supplying the Jenbacher gas engine cogeneration units to ContourGlobal, which will install the systems at various Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s sites. Coca Cola is planning to install CHP units in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, and Nigeria. Two installations will be built in each of Italy, Russia and Romania.
Fueled by natural gas, GE’s Jenbacher units will generate electricity to meet Coca-Cola’s need for a reliable source of on-site power. The systems will also provide heat and cooling.
Cogeneration, also known as “CHP,” is inherently more energy efficient than using separate power and heat generating sources, making it an effective anti-pollution strategy. As a result, the European Union in recent years has begun urging countries to begin modernizing their industrial and municipal cogeneration systems in order to help improve energy efficiency and curtail their emission levels.
Under its contract with ContourGlobal, GE is providing Jenbacher JMS 620 GS-N.L systems, including heat recovery from jacket water, intercooler and oil, as well as its DIA.NE XT control system for the units.
GE’s Jenbacher engines will be delivered end of 2008 and 2009, with commissioning scheduled as the plants are ready. The equipment is being built at GE’s gas engine manufacturing center in Jenbach, Austria.
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