MAN Energy will supply 4 × 18V32/40 CD engines to a new power plant providing a total of 35 MW to the national grid In Chad, Central Africa. The plant’s heavy duty engines and auxiliary equipment must be sent by road over more than 1,800 kilometres by truck from the port city of Douala, Cameroon, to a construction site north of national capital, N'Djamen. The four 18V32/40 CD engines will form the energy generation system for a new power plant facility. The MAN engine 18V32/40 is a four-stroke, medium-speed diesel engine, turbocharged and charge air-cooled and the engine has been designed to run on heavy fuel oil.
“Currently, just 10% of Chadians have access to electricity. We are proud that we can now make a significant contribution to the electrification of the country with our engines in this new plant,” said Ghassan Saab, Head of Power, MEA Region at MAN Energy Solutions.