Waukesha engines bring both business and environmental gains to large coalbed methane producer
As the largest coalbed methane (CBM) producer in Alberta, Ember Resources continues to grow its Western Canada footprint. When a Canadian grant program provided incentives for station emissions reductions, Ember knew its proposed project in the Horseshoe Canyon region, which holds nearly 180 million cubic feet of untapped CBM, would need to meet low emissions, noise attenuation, high air quality, and stringent safety recommendations. The answer: an upgrade from INNIO’s Waukesha product line.
With the clock ticking for project approval and government funding, Ember called in a Waukesha team of experts to provide engineering and technical support to upgrade ten 7044 VHP Series Two GL and GSIs to Series Four and Series Five specifications. In addition, the team navigated the governmental regulations, even helping with the program application.
Ember installed the first Series Four and Series Five upgrades in Q4 2020 and immediately recognized a difference. INNIO estimated the upgrade would reduce Ember‘s CO2e emissions by 10 million metric tons while increasing its service interval extensions by 20% to 25%. Savings on fuel and oil consumption were a bonus.
Obviously, this upgrade will have many lasting operational and environmental benefits that will continue for years to come.