Bergen Engines supplies 15 gas gensets to Australia for magnetite mine

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Bergen Engines and its agent Penske Australia have signed a contract with Contract Power for the delivery of 15 medium speed gas gensets to power the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia, an unincorporated joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB.

The gensets are based on the new Bergen 20-cylinder B36:45 gas engine, which was introduced to the global market at the end of 2018. The engine platform sets a new standard in power and efficiency with exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions.

Through the Pilbara Generation Project, the Bergen gas gensets will be integrated with a 150 MW solar PV farm and battery storage. The hybrid energy system will be connected to the new transmission network Fortescue is building in the Pilbara, ensuring that the right amount of electricity is supplied in a reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

Jon Erik Røv, Managing Director of Bergen Engines said: “The new Bergen gas engines are designed for different operating modes and can be used to generate base-load, peak power or operate in combined cycles. The engines are well suited for remote locations and have excellent capability to meet quick and frequent load changes, which is essential in microgrids.”

The new contract will be Bergen’s first project with medium speed engines for stationary power supply in Australia.

Hamish Christie-Johnston, Managing Director of Penske Australia said: “We are excited to partner with Contract Power on this critical infrastructure project as we introduce the Bergen medium speed portfolio to the Australian market. Penske Australia sees this as an opportunity to set a new benchmark for medium-speed gas power stations in the Pilbara region and we are highly committed to the success of the project.”

Jamie Cullen, Chief Executive of Pacific Energy, parent company of Contract Power said: “The Bergen B36:45 gensets are low-emission units with market-leading fuel efficiency, which will deliver low-cost clean energy to support Fortescue’s growing penetration of renewable energy in the Pilbara Energy Connect program.”

The engines will be shipped from Bergen, Norway in the spring of 2021.

The gensets are based on the Bergen 20-cylinder B36:45 gas engine, which was introduced to the global market at the end of 2018.

About Penske Australia
Penske Australia is a leading supplier of the world’s finest heavy-duty trucks, diesel engines, gas engines, and power systems.
Distributing the Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, MTU, Detroit, and Allison Transmission brands, we operate across the most dynamic markets including on-highway and various off-highway industries such as mining, power generation, construction and industrial, rail, marine, oil and gas, agriculture, and defense.
Penske Australia also represents aftermarket products from leading oil, coolant, and filter brands.
In addition to distributing Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, and Dennis Eagle, Penske Australia is also the appointed retail dealer of these brands across select locations providing full retail sales, service, and parts functions.
With over 950 employees, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive 24/7 aftersales support through a network of strategically located branches and field locations, and more than 100 dealers.
Penske Australia is wholly owned by international transportation services company, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), and operates independently to service its customer base.
Visit www.penske.com.au for more information.

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