Gas Turbine Generators Ordered for New York City
Feb. 09, 2006
Tokyo, February 9, 2006 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order for two 7,000 kW-class gas turbine generator sets from Cummins Power Generation, a division of leading U.S. engine manufacturer Cummins Inc.
The GPB70D power generators will be installed at the Manhattan Pump Station as part of an upgrade of the aging station being conducted by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The largest sewage pump station in the city has operated since the early 1960s, pumping sewage from southern Manhattan to the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant across the East River in Brooklyn . The gas turbines are to be used mainly as standbys in case of blackouts. Using light oil as fuel and dry low emission (DLE) technology, the generators feature low NOx emissions.
The order marks the first through Cummins since Kawasaki's U.S. sales affiliate, Kawasaki Gas Turbines-Americas (KGT-A), and Cummins Power Generation signed an agreement in December 2002 for Cummins to sell Kawasaki gas turbines . The delivery will be made by KGT-A to Cummins, which received the order for the pump station's emergency power generation facilities from a local construction firm, Silverite Construction Company, Inc. The delivery and startup of the generators are scheduled for November 2007 and late 2008, respectively.