The Power Generators
Looking at the various technologies MODEC currently operates and the mission of producing clean Power with the highest thermal efficiency and lowest carbon foot-print, we initially developed the Power solution using a 30 MW Aero-derivative generator which we developed with a major USA supplier in 2008 (see Table 1 for efficiency comparison of different technologies).
Table 1. Efficiency comparison
|Oil & Coal|
|Aero-Derivative Gas Turbine|
|MODEC Combined Cycle +||52.1%||0.395|
|Industrial Gas Turbine|
|MODEC Combined Cycle +||53.9%||0.396|
It seemed a natural fit as we currently own & operate 42 such generators which can produce roughly 43 MW (each) in combined-cycle mode. After sense-checking the market however, we concluded that we needed to develop larger “Base-Load” generators using Industrial Turbines while using our existing Aero-Derivative design for small-scale power-plants and “Peak-Shaving” applications. To this end, we have worked with major suppliers from Europe, Japan, and the USA to develop the following additional offshore “Base-Load” and “Peak-Shaving” solutions.
Table 2. Power Generation Options (MW per unit)
|Generator||@ 31˚C||@ 31˚C GTCC||FSR-Power® GTCC|
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