Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) completed the development and commenced marketing of the "MEGANINJA* earlier this year, a transportable power generation system driven by gas engine and configured like a container. The generator features its capability to begin power generation within 24 hours after its arrival at the installation site. Based on the product concept of "quick mobility, quick installation and quick commissioning," the MEGANINJA adopts an easily transportable container configuration and uses connector units for wiring and fuel piping connections, which enables significant simplification of work needing to be performed at the installation site. As of November 2012, the MEGANINJA* is available for Europe, The Middle East & African markets as well.
Quick mobility, quick installation, quick commissioning The MEGANINJA can easily be transported due to the way it is built into a container, which saves you time and funds. With conventional stationary generating equipment, work at the installation site can also be quite time-consuming, typically requiring approximately one month to carry out necessary procedures – preparation of the underlying foundation, connection of wiring and piping, etc. - before the unit is ready to operate. The MEGANINJA, however, merely needs to be brought to its installation site, where it can be fully operatational within 24 hours. Prior to delivery the customer is provided with exterior drawings and instructions indicating how much space will be needed for installation and the positioning of the connector units for connecting the system's wiring and fuel piping. The connector units for the electricity and fuel supply are also delivered at that time, so that by the time the MEGANINJA arrives at the site, installation space has already been secured and connection work has been completed.
Clean longlasting natural-gas cogeneration system The MEGANINJA is a clean natural-gas cogeneration system. Power generation through highly-efficient and clean MEGANINJA will contribute to deliver bright future and realize earth-friendly low carbon society.
The MEGANINJA incorporates all equipment necessary for power generation within an ISO 40-foot (approx. 12 meters) container, including a gas engine, generator, fuel gas compressor and control panel. The unit can also accommodate cogeneration through simultaneous use of a 20-foot container for waste heat recovery incorporating a hot-water heat exchanger, exhaust gas steam boiler, etc. Both types of container can be transported to their destination by trailer. The MEGANINJA has a generation output of 1,500 kilowatts (kW), and multiple units can be easily interconnected to expand output further.The MEGANINJA's gas engine features a "miller cycle" system ** that enables achievement of an outstanding generation efficiency rate of 42.6%. Electronic control results in optimal mixing of the fuel and air, which in turn keeps nitrogen oxide (NOx) density within 200 ppm (parts per million) without treatment. Also, outstanding reliability and durability have been achieved in the main engine components, roughly 90% of which are identical to parts used in the company's widely adopted diesel engines.
Main Specifications of the MEGANINJA • Generator ratings Output 1,500 kW, Frequency 50Hz
• Voltage 400V/ 6,600V/ 10kV/11kV
• Outer dimensions (L x W x H)
• Generator unit 12,192×2,438×2,896mm
• Heat recovery unit 6,058×2,438×2,896mm
• Gas engine Model GS16R2|PTK, Fuel Natural gas
• Cooling system Radiatoriair-cooled
Ambitions MHI EQUIPMENT EUROPE B.V. looks to develop a wide market for the MEGANINJA in Europe, The Middle East & African markets, primarily in response to demand for distributed generation capability especially in the emerging economies, where power shortages remain common in some regions and for emergency power generators.
With the MEGANINJA, MHI EQUIPMENT EUROPE B.V. has now expanded its lineup of gas engine power generation facilities. Going forward the company will now focus on promoting the effectiveness of the MEGANINJA as a response to demand for distributed generation power sources and emergency power sources to be used for instance in times of disaster. “We launched the MEGANINJA in South Africa at Powergen first because this was an opportunity to meet potential customers and policy makers. We are also focussed on countries where traditional power sources such as coal mines are being challenged and where natural gas solutions are on the rise. On top of that, we are currently looking into interesting projects for Western Europe as well, says Morten Brix, Manager Sales and Marketing, Engine Division.”
About Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Equipment Europe B.V. (MEE), located in Almere since 1989 and part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in Japan, is the headquarters for engine, genset and engine-based powerplants in Europe, The Middle East & African markets. MEE is a growing organization with over 700 employees, spread over the Turbocharger and Engine Division.
The Engine division provides the customized delivery of marine engines and generator sets for a wide network of dealers and distributors in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
They are custom modified and/or rebuilt from our technical and commercial center in Almere, and our factory in Mulhouse, France.
Customer focus, quality and the environment is our paramount importance, according to the international quality certificates ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001.
* MEGANINJA: Mitsubishi Energy Gas package Ninja
** In contrast to the Otto cycle system in which the compression and expansion ratios of the cylinders are equal, in a miller cycle system the expansion