Clarke Energy and INNIO Delivering Flexible Generation to Nova Power & Gas in Romania
• Clarke Energy supplies 4 INNIO Jenbacher J620 gas engines to the peaking station project.
• Construction is ongoing at power plant located in Campia Turzii, Cluj County.
• The project will improve efficiency and stability of power to the Reif Industrial Park.
Bucharest, Romania — April 16th 2021 — Construction has begun in Campia Turzii, where Clarke Energy and INNIO are delivering a natural-gas fuelled flexible generation plant to Nova Power & Gas SRL, part of the E-INFRA Group
The innovative peaking station project consists of 4 INNIO Jenbacher J620 natural gas engines with a total electric power of 13.4 MW. Two of the engines installed with “fast start” capabilities will be utilised for electricity peaking, designed to help balance the fluctuating power requirements of the electricity grid. This peaking plant will provide balancing services at the request of the Transport and System Operator at times of peak demand. The remaining two engines supplied will deliver electricity to the Reif Industrial Park and will provide improved energy efficiency and stability in the area.
The project was an important first sales win for Clarke Energy’s Romanian team following the company’s entry into the market through the acquisition of TEB Energy Business in November 2019. With two existing customers who have previously switched from cogeneration to peaking plants, Nova Power & Gas SRL is now the third natural-gas fuelled peaking station in Romania, all equipped with INNIO Jenbacher gas engines.
Mircea Bica, CEO of Nova Power & Gas commented “Câmpia Turzii project is our first investment in next-generation power plant based on natural gas with increased efficiency and high operational flexibility. The plant will develop a capacity of 13.4 MW, and this is only first step - in Câmpia Turzii we intend to build a power plant based on natural gas with a capacity of over 100 MW. And we will not stop here, because in the near future we will significantly expand our production in the field of photovoltaic energy for more sustainability and a minimal impact on the environment.”
Gabriel Matei, Managing Director of Clarke Energy’s Romanian business added “Despite the situation created by the pandemic, the investors continue to take advantage of industry opportunities and a relatively low cost gas. We are ready to support them in all possible ways in these difficult times of restrictions. We believe that the balancing market is a component of the energy market that investors should take into consideration, especially in terms of increasing the presence of renewable energy sources in the European Union.”
About Clarke Energy
Clarke Energy, a Kohler company, is a leader in the engineering, design, installation and long-term maintenance of gas engine-based power plants. The company is an authorised distributor for INNIO Jenbacher in 27 countries. Clarke Energy employs over 1,200 staff and has over 7GW of Jenbacher gas engines installed globally.
Clarke Energy entered Romania in November 2019, adding 40 new employees to Clarke Energy’s global team and an additional 200MW of installed capacity. Clarke Energy bolsters the offering to the Romanian market with a focus on supporting energy efficiency and renewable power with combined heat and power plants, gas peaking stations and biogas engines.
INNIO is a leading solutions provider of gas engines, power equipment, a digital platform and related services for power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. With our Jenbacher and Waukesha product brands, INNIO pushes beyond the possible and looks boldly toward tomorrow. Our diverse portfolio of reliable, economical and sustainable industrial gas engines generates 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. We can provide life cycle support to the more than 53,000 delivered gas engines worldwide. And, backed by our service network in more than 100 countries, INNIO connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. Headquartered in Jenbach, Austria, the business also has primary operations in Welland, Ontario, Canada, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, US. For more information, visit the company's website at www.innio.com. Follow INNIO on Twitter and LinkedIn.
For more information contact:
Romania – Nelly Caimacan, Marketing Assistant, Clarke Energy +40215698445 +40733233070
UK - Alex Marshall, Group Marketing and Compliance Director, Clarke Energy +44 151 546 4446; +44 (0) 7917066242; firstname.lastname@example.org