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Rose Poultry relies on Cummins Power Generation cogeneration to power production operations

QSV91 lean burn generator set

The major benefits of model QSV91 lean–burn gas engine generator set include the combination of better fuel economy with high power output and low NOx emissions.

VINDERUP, DENMARK — The Rose Poultry chicken production facility, located in this historic rural village of Vinderup, has replaced two generator sets rated at 900 kW each with a new 2 MW lean–burn gas generator set from Cummins Power Generation Inc.

The 2000 kW GQNC lean–burn natural gas engine generator set’s major benefits include the combination of better fuel economy with high power output and low NOx emissions, as evidenced by numerous installations around the world. With lean–burn technology, used on the QSV91 Cummins Inc. engine, excess air is introduced into the engine during combustion, which provides two positive effects — significantly reduced NOx emissions and higher fuel efficiency.

The Rose Poultry installation marks one of the first natural gas generator sets manufactured by Cummins Power Generation and delivered by NISSEN energi teknik A/S. Nissen — a nationwide energy services company — worked in close collaboration with Hollensen Energy A/S, which managed the installation and optimization of Rose Poultry’s heat recovery system.

Rose Poultry employs 600 people at its Vinderup facility, which processes 115,000 chickens daily — approximately 250 tons of chicken at live weight. The factory has an electricity consumption that amounts to 16 million kilowatts annually. The new Cummins Power Generation pre–integrated system will produce 11.5 million kilowatt hours of power annually, which amounts to approximately 72 percent of the plant’s total annual energy consumption.

In addition to its electrical power needs, the factory has a large daily consumption of hot water, heat and steam. The new system is capable of running continuously for as long as the factory requires. In addition, the dual 2 MW generators are capable of producing 11,000 megawatts of heat and 5,300 megawatts of steam annually. Rose Poultry’s new power generation system also helps to deliver 3,700 megawatts of heat annually to the nearby Danish village of Ejsing.

The new natural gas generator set meets current Danish standards for environmental and effectiveness ratings for a cogeneration system — also known as a combined heat and power (CHP) system. Once again demonstrating Cummins Power Generation’s leadership in providing advanced emissions solutions to the marketplace, the system also meets current Danish standards for gas emissions requirements.

The system’s engine was built at Cummins’ Daventry factory, while the generator set was manufactured at Cummins Power Generation’s Ramsgate facility southeast of London. Other components including the alternator, filtration system, housing, cooling system, fuel system and control were also manufacturer by divisions of Cummins. The generator set also features PowerCommand®, a digital control system for precise control of voltage, frequency and power quality.

Rose Poultry also purchased a service agreement designed to meet a wide range of customer needs. NISSEN energi teknik A/S technicians have been fully trained and certified by Cummins, and are qualified to independently perform all service and repairs on systems, including commissioning and adjustment.

Cummins Power Generation offers complete energy solutions that can include project management, turnkey power plant development, maintenance contracts and operations management. It also has lean–burn technology for cogeneration, alternative fuels and waste–to–energy solutions.

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a major leader in increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world. With over 80 years’ experience, its global distributor network delivers innovative solutions for any power need — commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include alternators, generator–drive engines, and temporary or permanent pre–integrated power systems combining generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, financing, and operation and maintenance contracts to development of turnkey power plants. For more information, contact Daniel Wagner, Cummins Power Generation, 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55432. Phone: 763–528–7822; Fax 763–574–5298. Or visit

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