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The ‘Small-Scale LNG – Powering the Future of Asia’s Island Communities’ paper was presented by Carsten Dommermuth, Senior Manager, International Business Development, MAN Energy Solutions.
Dommermuth said: “We’re very pleased that our contribution to the debate on power in Asia has won such recognition. Essentially, the paper showcases a lot of insights into the needs of the local power market and it obviously struck a chord with the judges. There is no doubt but that small-scale LNG projects are set to figure prominently in the near-future in this part of the world.”
Power-Gen is Asia's premier power industry event and has established itself as a leading platform for the industry to come together to share information on the challenges facing the industry and discuss opportunities and solutions for advancing Asia’s power-generation sector. Among the many interested visitors to the MAN Energy Solutions stand was Ignasius Jonan – Indonesian Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources.
“The paper also ties in with MAN Energy Solutions’ new strategy to deliver the entire value chain from small-scale LNG infrastructure to highly-efficient, decentralised, prime-mover technology like gas- and dual-fuel engines and gas turbines. This setup is a real advantage for customers seeking LNG-to-power solutions who can source complete solutions from the same provider,” added Dommermuth.
The winning paper argures that small-scale LNG has the potential to support especially remote locations and islands within the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) area with the cleanest fossil fuel available for power generation. Due to its operational flexibility, it can be seen as a perfect match with fluctuating renewables, like wind and solar power, to invest into a sustainable, future energy mix.
Such installations also have the potential
to replace older diesel- or HFO-fired installations with electrical efficiencies
below 30% and a high share of related emissions. Today’s generators offer state-of-the-art
dual-fuel flexibility above 44% of electrical efficiency with a unit output of
20 MW, and could support sustainable, economic development for millions of people
with low per-capita electricity consumption in remote populations with cost
effective 24/7available baseload power.