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Chinese New Year

Vestas’ wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese New Year to all our clients, partners and friends!

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C-Energy in Planá nad Lužnicí uses Vestas Charge Air Coolers

The energy supply in the Czech Republic should become greener. That is why a C-Energy power plant in South Bohemia is installing Rolls-Royce gas engines with Vestas aircoil charge air coolers. The engines are a 14 meters long and five meters high. They weigh around 170 tons. They are the largest and most powerful medium-speed engines that Rolls-Royce has ever developed and produced. This should set new standards in terms of performance and efficiency. This is because they should enable both extraordinarily low fuel consumption and low emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides and soot particles.

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Vestas delivers charge air coolers for engines at Fairbanks Morse

Fairbanks Morse has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines for the U.S. Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1.

Fairbanks Morse was awarded contracts by the prime contractor, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, to build the two main propulsion engines for both the OPC #1 and OPC #2.

“We are incredibly pleased to have successfully completed testing for our OPC engine,” said Fairbanks Morse CEO George Whittier. “We are particularly proud to work with Eastern Shipbuilding and support them in their successful build of the first new generation of patrol cutter. Together we are proud to do our part in helping the U.S. Coast Guard keep our borders safe.”

The OPC is a 360 ft. vessel that will be powered by two FM | MAN 16V 28/33D STC diesel engines, with each engine rated 7280 kWm (9763 brake-hp) at 1000 rpm. These engines will be delivered to Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, USA. The first OPC engine was delivered in January 2020. Fairbanks Morse has completed testing on the PTO engine, which is expected to be delivered to ESG in June.

The OPC is designed to conduct missions in support of the nation’s maritime security and border protection. The OPC will provide a capability bridge between the national security cutter (NSC), which patrols the open ocean in the most demanding maritime environments, and the fast response cutter (FRC), which serves closer to shore. The OPCs conduct missions including law enforcement, drug and migrant interdiction, search and rescue, and other homeland security and defense operations.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy have turned to Fairbanks Morse for over 70 years to provide quality diesel engines for marine propulsion

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Supplying Water Mist Catchers for the world’s biggest dual-fuel, low speed ship engine

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) released the world’s biggest dual-fuel, low–speed engine WinGD X92DF for modern and large vessels.

The engine, certificated by BV, is developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a subsidiary of CSSC, and manufactured by CSSC-MES Diesel Co., Ltd, a joint venture established by CSSC and Japans Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding.

The new engine will enable Chinese built Vessels to have a stronger “heart”, said CSSC.

The WinGD X92DF adopts low-pressure, dual-fuel technology to run vessels efficiently, effectively and safely on gas, in addition to conventional heavy-fuel oil or diesel oil, fulfilling Tier III emissions reduction requirements. The remote intelligent monitoring platform connecting the engine will realize remote support through effective predictions.

WinGD X92DF marks the capability of research and development, manufacture and service of CSSC has come to a new level, and will inject new power to global shipbuilding industry, said Lei Fanpei, chairman of CSSC.

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CHP plant in Kiel ‘Most Modern’ Power Station in Europe operates with Vestas Aircoil a/s charge air coolers

Calling it “Europe’s most modern power station,” local officials celebrated the launch of a gas-engine based combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kiel, Germany in December 2019.

The plant is powered by 20 Jenbacher J920 FleXtra gas engines.

The facility of German municipal utility Stadtwerke Kiel is on the eastern shore of the Kieler Förde. In total, the 20 Jenbacher J920 FleXtra gas engines provide a total electrical output of 190 MW and a thermal output of 192 MW. The plant supplies over 73 000 households and facilities in Kiel with district heating. Additionally, the electric power generated feeds into Kiel’s 110-kilovolt power grid, which supplies electricity both to households in the state capital and some of the surrounding municipalities. Excess energy is passed on to the upstream power grid.

The facility replaces a 323 MW coal-fired power station from the 1970ies as the German government moves to reduce carbon emissions across the electricity sector.

Two critical pillars of the government’s plan for a cleaner electricity sector include increasing the adoption of renewable energy and eliminating coal-fired power plants. In fact, German federal officials and governors of affected states recently agreed on a path to shut down coal-powered plants. Reviews will be carried out in 2026 and 2029 to determine whether Germany can exit coal-fired electricity generation in 2035. Germany currently gets more than a third of its electricity from burning coal.

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Two CHP Plants in Germany will be equipped with a/s coolers

The city of Chemnitz and the energy service provider Eins Energie in Sachsen will set up two new CHP plants. The two plants, MHKW Nord and Altchemnitz, will be operated with seven and five MAN gas engines of type 20V35/44G TS respectively, each with an electrical output of 12.6 MW. The new CHP plants will supply the city with just under 150 MW of electricity and over 130 MW of thermal output.

Vestas Aircoil a/s and MAN Energy Solutions have developed the charge air cooler family for the 35/44 engine series.

With this project, the CO2 output reduced to around 60% – this corresponds to the emissions of around 260 000 passenger cars.

The MAN 20V35/44G TS engines are among the most efficient engines worldwide. The MHKW Nord plant is being constructed on the site of the previous lignite-powered Nord I power plant, which was demolished in 2004. The photovoltaic system that had been operated on the site since then has already been transferred to a new location. The second CHP plant will supplement the heating boiler system at the Altchemnitz heating plant, which is also powered by natural gas and was upgraded in July.

The new power plants are set to commence operations in 2022.

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Marintec 2019

Thank you for all our visitors who attended our stand at Marintec China (Shanghai). 

Great experience meeting old and new friends including customers, suppliers and agents.  

Vestas looks forward to continuing our support and friendship into the new decade and we will be seeing you again at Marintec 2021.       

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Vestas Aircoil at Marintec – 2019

Vestas Aircoil will be exhibiting at Marintec!

come see us at stand N1C7A-02 from the 3rd to the 6th of December!

 

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Vestas aircoil supplies coolers for fast cargo/passenger ferry

Australian shipbuilders Austal and Incat Tasmania have ordered a total of eight MAN 16V28/33D STC engines in which Vestas supply Charge air coolers for.

Austal and Incat Tasmania are building the world’s fastest, efficient, environmentally clean, high speed ships. For the new project they have purchased the engines with the hope to build one fast ferry at each shipyard in Trinidad and Tobago.

Each vessel will be powered by four MAN 16V28/33D STC units this will help to provide high-speed passenger and vehicle operations on the Seabridge between both the islands.

The Austal vessel will be 94 m long and designed to carry 926 passengers and 250 cars at high speeds. The ship will be built in Austal’s new shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

Incat’s 100-m Vessel will be a new fast cargo/passenger ferry with the ability to cater for 1000 people and will carry 239 cars or a combination of trucks and cars. Incat will build the vessel at its shipyard in Tasmania, Australia.

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Vestas aircoil a/s joined 11th Dessau GAS ENGINE CONFERENCE

A team from Vestas aircoil a/s joined the 11th Dessau Gas Engine Conference on 11.+12. April 2019. The conference has been taking place once every two years since 1999.
It is one of the leading conferences in the world for gas engines and welcomes more than 300 experts from all over the world.
At the conference, which is held over two days, well-known authors from the field of science and research in the engine and engine supplier industry present the latest findings, trends and pioneering visions in their field.
The two-day programme gives participants the opportunity to exchange views and opinions and network with fellow colleagues and experts. The event programme is accompanied by a trade exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and developments. New approaches to increase engine efficiencies with lower emissions as well as further steps for the sustainable energy generation by means of modern gas engines were the focus of this year’s Gas Engine Conference.

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New distributor for UAE

We are please to announce the appointment of Nestor Marine DMCC as the newest part of our global structure.

The new venture is in conjunction with a time served supplier to the marine industry with new offices in the JLT part of Dubai. The local office is headed by Ms Neethu Varghese with the support of an international team behind her.

With manufacturing in Europe and in the Far East, we are jointly placed perfectly to service the growing number of vessels managed in Dubai and the wider region.

GOOD LUCK NESTOR!!

aircoolers@nestorsa.com

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Powering the Middle East

Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company (SWEC) uses Gardner Denver’s revolutionary new CompAir Ultima compressors, which in turn use Vestas aircoil intercoolers.

Generating 1,200 MW of electricity and 800,000 m3/d of water every day, the facility is one of the largest independent water and power plants in the world, supplying to cities including Makkah, Jeddah, Taif and Al-Baha

Vestas aircoil’s long-term partnership with Gardner Denver for the development of cooling across their range of compressors, means that Vestas aircoil equipment is in place globally; where ever power is needed.

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Aftermarket success in Japan

 

The Japanese market is traditionally hard to enter. In recent years Vestas aircoil has been successful with Japanese engine builders for “OEM”, but selling to Japanese ship owners is an altogether different matter. There are cultural and logistical issues to overcome, especially when it is our factory in China carrying out the manufacturing.

Our newly appointed distributor in Japan, Fukuno Internatioinal Ltd are at the heart of our success, and we thank them here formally.

The 20 years of trying refers to our long standing search for the right partner and the right conditions. Now we started!

私たちの日本の友達に感謝

 

 

 

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SMM 2018

Every two years we gather in Hamburg to see our friends in the market – clients and colleagues alike. This year’s event was our busiest ever with a record number of visitors and numerous important meeting and conversations with our partners.

We even won an award for one of our exhibits. Emphasizing our Danish origin and our success in the Far East:- A Lego/Vestas model of the Shanghai skyline.

Thanks to all who attended. See you in 2020!!

 

 

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New appointment

On June 1st 2017 Axel Berger started as Sales Director Europe for Vestas aircoil a/s.

In his position Axel will be responsible for the OEM sales activities across all our product lines within Europe and will focus on further developing the market position. Before Axel joined Vestas aircoil a/s he had various positions in GEA and Kelvion.  Axel will report to Steen B. Gildenpfennig, CEO.

Welcome to Vestas Axel!

 

 

 

 

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New success for Vestas with Chinese owners

 

For a European origin company to be winning orders from Chinese ship management companies, right under the nose of of the local “grey market” is something we are very proud of.

Another four huge 2-stroke engine air coolers secured this week via our Shanghai distributor, Longy Thermal.

There is a market for the highest quality, even where you may assume otherwise!

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Burmester Joins the Team

Thomas Burmester has been appointed as Technical Sales Engineer in the division and will primarily work with our customers within Radiator coolers and Cooling towers.

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Huge marine diesel engine with charge air cooler from Vestas Aircoil

One of the larger marine diesel engines with charge air coolers made by Vestas aircoil!

The engine is an MAN Diesel 12K98 ME-C9.2. Max RPM is 72/min, which delivers an output of 124,000 BHP, or roughly the same as 1,000 VW Passat cars!

 

In the bottom right of the picture, you can see the Vestas Charge air cooler division manager, Michael Døj. He was present to sign off the delivery personally on this occasion.

 

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Vestas aircoil supports new STX engine

Vestas support STX new engines

Engine designed by MAN, manufactured by STX, and equipped with a charge air cooler by Vestas aircoil.

A truck with 185 BHP delivers an engine with 72,000 BHP!

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