MAN Energy Solutions will supply 6 x 18V51/60G, the engines with the highest power output in the market, along with the major Balance of Plant equipment to the City of Lakeland, Florida for its municipal utility, Lakeland Electric, which the City of Lakeland owns and operates.
Together, Lakeland Electric and MAN Energy Solutions will build a new 120 MW RICE (Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine) plant on a brownfield site in the city.
The new facility will run on natural gas and replace a recently retired, coal-fired plant. This will significantly contribute to Lakeland Electric’s commitment to the community to improve the carbon footprint of their power generation.
Both parties want to put the plant in service as quickly as possible, so MAN committed to a fast-track delivery of all equipment to the site by July 2022.
A long term service agreement will ensure, that the plant will be maintained to the highest industry standards for the next 10 years.