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Invest Energy to install Malaysia's first Turboden ORC

Italy-headed Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbo generator manufacturer Turboden S.p.A., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has announced that it will supply an ORC unit to Invest Energy, a growing international energy company, located in Malaysia.

According to a statement, Invest Energy will build, own, and operate (BOO) the 2.1 MWe ORC power plant at the Safran factory where it will recover waste heat from the existing Chemical Vapour Infiltration (CVI) furnace by mean of an intermediate thermal oil heat exchanger. The energy produced by the ORC will be injected into the factory grid thus reducing the dependency of Safran from the national electricity supply.

This is the first Turboden plant in Malaysia, which Turboden says confirms that the solution proposed “perfectly fits the needs of the Asian market” as other units are being installed or under construction elsewhere in Asia including Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines.

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