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U.S. manufacturing plants. The project
provides foundational work on power
electronics and control systems en-
abled by advanced wide bandgap
technology. It is capable of being
implemented into a variety of existing
and future CHP systems using a wide
range of prime mover technologies.
CLARKE ENERGY SUPPLIES GE ENGINES
TO NEW ALGERIAN MOSQUE
GE’s Distributed Power business
announced in August that U.K.-based
Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized Channel Partner of Jenbacher gas engines in
Algeria, has been selected by the developers of the new Djamaâ el Djazaïr
mosque (the Great Mosque of Algiers)
to supply four of GE’s J320 Jenbacher
gas engines for a trigeneration plant.
The facility will provide the mosque
with reliable, efficient and lower-carbon
power, heating and cooling. The natural
gas-fueled plant will supply 4. 25 MW of
electricity, 4. 3 MW of heat in the winter
and 3. 5 MW to produce 6 MW of chilled
water in the summer at the planned
“mega mosque,” which is located in the
Mohammadia area of the capital city of
The mosque, owned by the Algerian
Ministry of Religious Affairs, will be the
third-largest mosque in the world after
the Mecca and Medina sites in Saudi
Arabia. It will feature a minaret (mosque
tower) over 265 m (869 ft) tall, which
will be the tallest in the world.
Clarke Energy secured an agreement
with Turkish subcontractor AE Arma-Elektropanç to supply the four J320
gas engines for the project. During the
hot Algerian summer months, the gas
engines’ heat will be converted into
cooling water by three absorption chillers. The cold water will be used in the
building’s air-conditioning systems.
In winter, the system will use the engine heat to warm the complex. The
GE J320 units have been delivered to
the mosque site and are expected to
enter operation at the end of 2018, in
conjunction with the opening of the
DESIGN-BUILD TEAM FOR MARYLAND
BIOENERGY FACILITY SELECTED
The design-build team of PC Construction, Stantec, and Hazen and Sawyer has announced it has been selected
to design and construct the first phase
Pre-Insulated Piping Systems
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