ABC signs contract with FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH for 7 medium speed power generating sets for Germany

10 Feb 2023

Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) today announced to have signed a contract with FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH from Schweringen, Germany, to supply seven +5000 HP V16 engine powered generating sets. These medium speed gensets, to be packaged by FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH into modular 15x4m super silenced containers, will provide a reliable source of energy for Germany’s largest Salt Mining Company at 4 different locations.

The contract with FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH is a new milestone for ABC to enter, beside the already well-established marine business, also successfully into the German land-based power generation market.

The contract covers seven 1000 rpm medium speed engines:

  • Four dual fuel peak power gensets, each with a power output of 2,5 MWe and capable to run on 95% gas & 5% liquid fuel or on liquid fuel only incl. exhaust gas cleaning. The dual fuel gensets provide flexibility, allowing the customer to replace their existing peak power gas only driven gensets by a dual fuel configuration, making them no longer dependent on just one fuel today.
  • Three liquid fuelled emergency gensets with a power output of 3,5MWe per unit, each capable of bearing the critical large consumers such as blowers for the vital oxygen supply of the mine. Here, the customer does not have to start several small 1500 rpm gensets and wait until they are synchronised to be able to switch on the high power required. Furthermore, the ABC engines are started directly on the cylinders via a fail-safe 30bar air-start device instead of 24VDC starter batteries with starter motors.

The conflict situation in Eastern Europe poses major challenges for many European, energy-intensive companies who depend on a reliable and stable energy supply. As an independent, customer-focused supplier of mineral products for the agriculture, industry, consumer, and community sectors, the end customer - a large German Mining Group - is taking the necessary measures to be prepared for possible power shortages up to 72 hrs in Germany as requested by the local government.

Erik Jan Plog, Area Sales Manager ABC Germany, spoke: “We are very pleased for this first contract for land-based power generation in Germany since long time. Our medium speed engines are renowned for their reliability and user-friendliness. We thank FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH, whom we acknowledge as German manufacturer of first class modular containerized gensets with 50 years of experience, for awarding us this particular contract and look forward to see our ABC engines installed in Germany.”

Sascha Epacher, Project Lead at FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH, said: “We are looking forward to the cooperation. With ABC as partner, we have access to engines that can run on a wide variety of fuels (hydrogen / dual fuel / methanol). In our view, this innovation and flexibility will become increasingly important in the future.”

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About Anglo Belgian Corporation
Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), founded in 1912 and located in Ghent, Belgium, is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of medium speed engines, with a power range from 600 kW to 10.5 MW. We develop innovative solutions for power generation and freight transport.

ABC engines and generators are designed for heavy-duty use and offer outstanding performance in the most difficult and demanding conditions.

Durability, reliability and simplicity of design are our goals.
More than 100 years of international engine manufacturing experience provides exceptional expertise and competence.

ABC focuses on research, development and innovation.
Alternative fuels (biofuels, methanol, hydrogen, CNG, LNG, ...) with low carbon footprint and hybrid systems are our daily business.

Our commitment is always customer-oriented and aims to help you make future-proof choices. We are flexible, always at your service and attentive to your specific needs.

About FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH
As an experienced global player, FRERK builds decentralized electrical power solutions that have been customized to the needs of our customers.

We plan, develop, and execute projects around a comprehensive and integrated power supply and distribution solution starting with the mains supply, including medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgears, UPS and emergency generator sets either for building installations or containerized applications.

As part of our services, we offer not only 24/7/365 services but also engineering services to retrofit and convert existing installations or upgrade exhaust gas systems.

The location, environmental conditions, legal requirements, and technical specifications – each project has its own set of rationales, constraints and features that require an individual solution.

FRERK professionals know what it takes to design and develop your customized system and create a solution that is ideally adapted to your wishes and project specifications.

With more than five decades of technical expertise, our team offers comprehensive installations in form of container solutions or as turn-key built-in power-stations.

For more information about FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH, click here.

For more information:

Anglo Belgian Corporation
Mr Erik Jan Plog
Phone: +49 2264 200 8449

FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH
Mr Sascha Epacher
Phone: +49 171 7448537

Picture - FLTR: Mr Jean-Pierre Props (Area Sales Manager ABC), Mr Sascha Epacher (Sales Engineer FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH), Mr Erik Jan Plog (Area Sales Manager ABC - Germany), Mr Marc Hiller (Managing Director FRERK Aggregatebau GmbH).