Clarke, Innio install gas engine to power pasta factory

June 16, 2021

Clarke Energy and Innio Jenbacher reported May 17 that they successfully commissioning a high-efficiency Innio Jenbacher gas engine to power a new pasta factory in Douala, Cameroon. The natural gas-fueled J320 engine is providing resilient, onsite power to the facility.

The combined heat and power (CHP) project will be executed in two phases. The recently completed first phase was installation and commissioning of a containerized module, producing a nominal 1,067 kW output. The second phase will be installing an exhaust-gas heat exchanger to recover the waste heat from hot exhaust gases to generate superheated water at 130 °C, which will be injected into the pasta maker’s process steamer for purification.

Clarke Energy reports this project is an important milestone, following its completion of similar projects in Cameroon, while two other installations are planned for 3Q21. The company adds these acquisitions have allowed it to grow its market share over the last three years.

“We're delighted to work together with our customers to unlock the gas to power potentials in the energy hungry industrial hub of Douala," says Sahbi Amara, Africa director for Clarke Energy. "This newly commissioned engine aligns with Clarke Energy’s goal to remain a global leader in providing end to end energy solutions from feasibility studies to implementation backed by a strong after sales local support staff.”