Japan – MHIET and Calik Enerji to Construct a Demo Plant for Triple Hybrid Stand-alone Power System “EBLOX” in Turkey

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET) of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. in the group of a comprehensive energy infrastructure affiliate of Calik Holding(1) have constructed a demo plant of their stand-alone Triple Hybrid Power Generation System “EBLOX”(2) in the Republic of Turkey. The plant was built in Malatya, in the factory of Calik Denim (Calik Denim Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.), a group company of Calik Holding. EBLOX optimizes the use of renewable power sources by combining them with a reciprocating engine generator and a battery. This allows for a stable power supply that meets the local electrical demand. We plan to use the demonstration to collect data for further improvement and to display EBLOX’s ability to potential customers, partners, and government authorities who are involved in constructing microgrids around Africa and neighboring countries of Turkey.

The plant was built based on the collaboration that was signed in 2019 between MHIET and Calik Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. with the goal of developing advanced structure for tailored based demand for Malatya Project and new expanding sales of EBLOX in Africa and neighboring countries of Turkey.(3) Renewable energy can be highly unstable due to changes in the environment and other factors, making it unreliable to power microgrids or minigrids. MHIET developed EBLOX as a solution to this problem, and Calik Enerji showed strong interest in the technology, offered assistance to develop EBLOX and to spread tailored solutions to Turkey, its neighboring countries and Africa etc.

The plant demonstrates how EBLOX can supply power to isolated microgrids, reduce fuel costs, and contribute to decarbonization using renewable energy, and consists of a 120kW solar power system, 150kW/167kWh storage battery, two 34kW gensets, a dummy load device of 300kW, and the control system “COORDY.”

Many regions around the world located outside of the grid power network require simple and stand-alone microgrids. At the same time, stand-alone distributed power is increasingly being recognized as a power source in case of natural disasters such as earthquakes, storms, and floods. These factors, along with the worldwide trend toward decarbonization, make renewable energy critical in these areas.

With Calik Enerji’s remarkable experience in the targeted regions and MHIET’s expertise, both parties aim to promote EBLOX as a strategic solution for carbon neutrality.

(1) For more information about Calik Enerji, please refer to the following URL.
https://www.calikenerji.com
(2) The name EBLOX refers to the combination of blocks of multiple energies that build our society.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwyN6SOD0PQ
(3) Please refer to the following press release for details on the collaboration between MHIET and Calik Enerji for the promotion of EBLOX.
https://www.mhi.com/group/mhiet/news/20190829.html

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Japan – MHIET Develops 2,000 kVA Diesel Generator, Highest Output in a Japanese-made Packaged System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has developed a 2,000 kVA diesel generator with the highest output level in a Japanese-made packaged generator, used mainly in facilities as such as factories, hospitals, office buildings, and data centers. Sales of the new system will officially begin in April.

Exterior of the packaged 2,000 kVA diesel generator

Packaged generators are systems in which the engine, generator, and cooling system are covered. This provides weatherproofing when the system is installed outdoors, as well as sound insulation to reduce the mechanical noise of the diesel engine. The new generator delivers continuous operation for more than 168 hours (one week) and a quick startup time of 10 seconds from power failure. Revisions to the package design and other quality improvements have reduced its weight by 20% compared to previous models, with improved transportability and maintenance.

In addition, the generator was designed to be a cubicle certified product(1) compliant with the Fire Service Act, giving it a more simple approval process during installation. MHIET has applied for five patents in relation to the design and manufacturing of the generator.

Going forward, MHIET will offer a broad lineup of generators from 500 kVA to 2,750 kVA to a wide range of industries in order to meet the anticipated increase in demand for distributed power generation(2), as well as to provide support to strengthen BCP(3) and resilience(4) for natural disasters and emergencies. MHIET will pursue ways to offer packaged generators with even greater output while also requiring fewer resources with compact and lightweight generators.

(1) A certified product that meets the technical standards of the Nippon Engine Generator Association (NEGA), the accredited certification body of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA).
(2) A form of power supply in which comparatively small-scale generators are placed in a distributed manner near the areas of consumption.
(3) Business Continuity Plan
(4) A range of measures including developing infrastructure resilient to natural disasters, bolstering cooperation with business operators for swift recovery, and strengthening communication.