Peterborough, UK-based, specialist turbine manufacture Peter
Brotherhood has won a £1.2 million contract to supply a steam
turbo-alternator set to Mtibwa Sugar Mill in Tanzania – increasing
the total number of Peter Brotherhood systems used at the mill to
seven. The new back-pressure turbine will have the highest electrical
power output of those at the mill and will be one of the largest
systems installed in a sugar processing factory in Tanzania.
It will generate 9MW of electricity
from steam created from burning bagasse, the waste material left after
the processing of sugar cane.
The electricity generated will be used
to power the mill and the exhaust steam will be used in the sugar
refining process – making it a particularly ‘environmentally-friendly’
form of power generation.
The turbine will be supplied complete
with a gearbox oil system and control panel and will be delivered
during the second quarter of 2003. Engineers from Peter Brotherhood
will install and commission the system.
Peter Brotherhood delivered its first
turbo alternator set to Mtibwa Mill in 1977 and has continued to
provide equipment to the factory as it has been extended and
Peter Brotherhood specialises in the
design and manufacture of steam turbines and turbo-alternator sets for
the cane sugar industry and has over one hundred machines installed in
Africa. Similar turbo-alternator sets have been supplied to sugar
mills in Sudan, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The company has extensive experience
in designing and manufacturing the particularly robust
turbo-alternator sets required for this type of application. It has
supplied more than 500 systems to sugar mills around the world.