Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Europe -
Central & Eastern
Location: Ukraine
Operator: Kiev City
Configuration: 4 X 400 HP
Operation: 1904
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: MAN Augsburg
Quick facts: This was one of the the world’s first diesel power plants, built to power the Kiev tramline. The diesel sets were selected to extend an existing steam engine power station and represented a 25% increase in MAN's order volume to that date. The German company was obliged to guarantee operation for 5yrs, maintenance and repairs included. The order was placed in Nov 1902 for the DM4x100 engines, each with an output of 400 HP at a speed of 160rpm. Each 69t engine unit consisted of two attached two-cylinder engines and all four machines were running by May 1904. The sales price of the four engines was DM 854,000. Kiev ordered more engines for this plant and the Lukianowska power plant, the last two 600 HP machines delivered in 1913. These engines ran until 1955 when they were scrapped.

Photograph courtesy of MAN Diesel
Posted 19 Jul 2008

Brovary Bottling
Location: Ukraine
Operator: ContourGlobal LP
Configuration: 2 X 2.7 MW JMS 620 engines CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Pivdenteploenergomontazh
Quick facts: In Dec 2008, development work began for this CHP plant at the Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Ltd bottling plant near near the village of Velyka Dymerka, in the Brovary region of Kyiv oblast. Construction began in Feb 2010 and was completed in Apr 2012. This project was said to be the first in Ukraine with concurrent generation of heat, chilled water, electricity and carbon dioxide. The plant is one of a number of similar European facilities developed by CountourGlobal for its partner Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co (CCH).

Photograph courtesy of Pivdenteploenergomontazh
Posted 30 Jul 2014

Location: Poland
Operator: eko dolina Sp zoo
Configuration: 3 X 660 kW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Waukesha, Motorgas, Spirex
Quick facts: This plant is part of a landfill and waste- handling complex serving seven cities and towns with about 400,000 inhabitants. New facilties received financial assistance from the EU.

Photograph courtesy of eko dolina
Posted 11 Feb 2007

Location: Poland
Operator: Agrogaz Sp zoo
Configuration: 2 X 1.07 MW JMC 30GS-BL engines CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Aufwind Schmack, KWE-Technika Energetyczna
Quick facts: In Nov 2007, GE Energy received an order for two containerized engines for a CHP installation at bioethanol plant in Liszkowo, 250km northwest of Warsaw. Plant owner is Agrogaz, a JV of Aufwind Schmack GmbH Neue Energien and Polenergia. The project commissioned in Sep 2009 as Poland's largest biogas power plant.

Photograph by A Dargiewicz and courtesy of Agrogaz Sp zoo
Posted 2 Feb 2011

Location: Poland
Operator: Gdanskie Przedsiebiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej
Configuration: 2 X 1.08 MW JMS 320 GS-NLC engines CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher, Spirex
EPC: Polimex-Cekop
Quick facts: This gas-engine plant replaced an old coal-fired CHP plant serving Matarnia district. There are also two 4.1 MWt boiers. The plant cost about €3.2mn.

Photograph courtesy of Spirex Energetyka
Posted 11 Feb 2007

Location: Slovakia
Operator: Mestska Elektraren Nitra as
Configuration: 2 X 1.56-MW CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: MWM
EPC: STM Power
Quick facts: This CHP project was built from Jul 2014 to Sep 2015 for the Nitra muncipal power and heating company. Heat output is 1.595 MWt and this is supplied to OPM 2 sr, MEN's heating subsidiary serving Chrenova district.

Photograph courtesy of STM Power
Posted 26 Jul 2017

Ploiesti Bottling
Location: Romania
Operator: ContourGlobal LP
Configuration: 2 X 3-MW J620 CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Polimex-Cekop
Quick facts: This CHP project is at the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co Ploiesti bottling facility near Bucharest. It is the first of 15 CHP plants being installed at CCH facilities in 12 European countries by developer ContourGlobal. The CHP plant opened on 7 Oct 2009 and is expected to eliminate as much as 40% of the bottling plant's operating CO2 emissions. The new CHP plant supplies electricity plus hot and chilled water.

Photograph courtesy of GE Energy
Posted 15 Oct 2009

Location: Poland
Operator: Fortum Power and Heat Sp zoo
Configuration: 2 X 2.7 MW JMS 620 engines CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: CKD, Warmnis
Quick facts: Work on the Swiebodzice project began in 2000.

Photograph courtesy of Fortum
Posted 3 Oct 2010

Location: Moldova
Operator: Tirotex-Energo
Configuration: 6 X 4-MW TCG-2032V16 engines CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: MWM
EPC: Rassvet-Energo NPO, CJSC Tirotex, Avtomotors
Quick facts: This cogen plant was built in Transdniestr to support the Tirotex textile factory and about 20 other industrial and commercial customers in the area. The engineering contract was signed on 19 Jan 2008. Funding was by Tirotex and Agroprombank. The project has cogen construction License No 001 from the Ministry of Industry of the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic.

Photograph courtesy of Tirotex-Energo
Posted 2 Nov 2011


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 26-Jul-2017