Peter Brotherhood Ltd, which specialises in the design and manufacture
of steam turbines, has proved the number 13 is lucky for some. Kamalia
sugar mill in Pakistan has placed an order for its thirteenth Peter
Brotherhood system. The Peterborough, UK, based company has secured
the £350,000 contract for a 2,500 kW shredder drive steam turbine.
The system will be used to generate mechanical and electrical power
for the mill and its exhaust steam used to provide process heat within
The mill raises steam by burning
bagasse (the waste product that remains after processing sugar cane)
which is passed through the back pressure turbine to generate power.
This application is a very efficient
method of producing power and process steam. It is also
environmentally friendly as the CO2 emitted while burning bagasse is
absorbed by the growing sugar cane crop and does not add to the
The shredder drive will comprise a
multi-stage steam turbine and a reduction gearbox and oil system, all
of which will be mounted on a common bedplate. The complete unit will
be tested on steam at Peter Brotherhood’s state of the art
engineering facility before being delivered to Pakistan.
Peter Brotherhood won the contact
because of its extensive experience in designing and manufacturing
steam turbines for the cane sugar industry. It has been producing
these systems for over fifty years and has over 500 installed
Peter Brotherhood supplied its first
steam turbines to Pakistan in the 1950s. These were ordered by Premier
sugar mills and are still in operation today.
Over a third of sugar mills in
Pakistan are now operating Peter Brotherhood steam turbines and the
total number installed in the country exceeds 150. Kamalia sugar mill
purchased its first turbine from the company in 1978.