Industrial or Commercial Facilities

CHP for Industrial or Commercial Facilities


Reduced operating costs due to a highly efficient CHP, distributed generation or emergency standby power

In many industrial installations such as production facilities, refineries and regional district heating plants, the operating costs are reduced by implementing a combined heat and power system (CHP) with clean pipeline natural gas as a fuel. MWM gas powered gensets can simultaneously deliver electrical energy for electrical loads and heat energy for the heating of industrial plants. While the efficiency of separate grid power and natural gas boilers is often less than 50%, our CHP projects offer:

  • Energy efficiency of up to 90%
  • Lower energy costs than with separate heat and power generation systems
  • Lower emissions than with separate heat and power generation systems

If the recovery and use of waste heat is not profitable, many commercial installations can still yield financial benefits by means of distributed electric power, local electric power for captive use or with an emergency standby power plant. This is especially the case if one of the following conditions is true:

  • The local electric grid is unreliable.
  • Natural gas is an inexpensive alternative to grid electricity.
  • Generators can be applied during daily peak load times to avoid high electrical utility demand charges (also know as peak shaving).

Any gas-fueled MWM gas engines can be specially configured for applications involving heat recovery.

MWM provides customized CHP packages, including any necessary mechanical equipment and controls to capture thermal energy from engines and transfer it to an industrial plant. In addition, MWM offers exhaust treatment for heavily regulated emissions environments and parallel switchgear systems for energy utilities to enable the sale of surplus electrical energy to the local power grid.

The total energy cost savings of such systems can more than offset the total owning and operating costs, delivering a payback in as little as two to three years, depending on local energy pricing and policies.

Here's how distributed generation and emergency standby power work

Although diesel fueled emergency power systems will always be the solution of choice for life safety emergency standby systems, there has been an increasing move toward natural gas fueled standby power systems in recent years. Typically installed with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) or paralleling switchgear control for multiple generator sets, these systems sense when a utility outage occurs and automatically start the backup power system and transfer power to the local power grid. When normal grid power returns, the control system automatically switches back and shuts down the emergency generator.

Ausgewählte Referenzen

Delhi Land Finance (DLF), India

DLF had been looking for custom-tailored energy solutions for five different buildings. The answer was the use of coolant heat for the generation of heating water and the use of the exhaust gas heat in absorption refrigerators for cooling.


The energy supply center of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES chip factory in Dresden, Germany, opted for the MWM engines because of the high quality of the electricity produced by this system.

Italiana Coke, Italia

Every year, the leading Italian coking plant Italiana Coke SPA produces about 500,000 tons of coke. Due to the fine experience made with MWM gensets, four old engines were replaced with four new TCG 2032 V16 units.

Munich Airport, Germany

Two TCG 2032 V16 units were added to the existing MWM engines. Using trigeneration, 7.44 MW of electricity, 8.7 MW of heat, and 5.3 MW of cold are produced and used to supply buildings and hangars.

Rahim Steel, Bangladesh

Eight gensets supply a steel factory with power. Due to the plant's special load response requirements, the plant was equipped with an exhaust gas waste gate and a by-pass in order to enable customer-specific load response.

Gas engines & Products

Cogeneration Power Plant Solutions

Eco-friendly MWM cogeneration power plants with combined heat and power enable decentralized, economical and energy-efficient power production.

Gas Engines / Gensets

400 - 10,300 kWel

Output range from 400 kWel to 10,300 kWel. Run with natural gas, biogas, shale gas, mine gas and other gases.


MWM Representation in Moscow
Sales & Service
Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH
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119017 Moscow
Russian Federation

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