AB Energy celebrates its first 40 years in business and relaunches the challenge of sustainability. Today, AB is a multinational corporation with 21 locations around the world, more than 1,000 employees and over 1,450 installed systems. A company that looks to its future challenges with enthusiasm, as well as with the awareness that the sector in which it operates – the sustainable production of energy, both from an environmental and economic point of view – will be at the very center of global development in the coming years.
SolarTurbines celebrated CHP resiliency with the GP building products facility in Taylor, Mississippi, which produces high-quality plywood for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects. GP believes in improving people's lives by using fewer resources while providing quality products and services for their customers. GP’s Taylor’s plant was facing both high energy costs and a critical milestone with the implementation of the boiler maximum achievable control technology (MACT) requirements. They needed a new solution to reduce emissions while taking advantage of the low gas prices. A new resilient combined heat and power (CHP) plant was the answer, and SolarTurbines provided a complete solution in a critical timeline.
AB Energy celebrates 98% Average CHP availability and resilience for the fleet milestone. AB ensures the excellence of the facilities as well as the highest quality of installation and after-sale assistance. This is because AB is a leader in cogeneration and in the development of renewable energy sources such as biogas and biomethane with technologies and solutions that contribute to more virtuous energy, reducing consumption and waste in a way that benefits the competitiveness of enterprises and the environment.
Solar Turbines highlights the resilient CHP system for New-Indy Containerboard, which operates four mills, producing 750,000 tons of recycled containerboard per year. New-Indy’s mills receive more than 100 truckloads of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) daily. This material is cleaned, reduced to a slurry, and then reformed to create new containerboard. The recycled paper is then sent to box plants throughout local markets. Each of their California locations have combined heat and power (CHP) plants to provide all of the mills resilient dependable electric power and supply power to thousands of southern California homes through their partnership with Southern California Edison.
AB Energy achieved 50 Million hours of resilient fleet operating hours, worldwide. AB contributes to building a better future by working toward a resilient and sustainable system. The AB Energy mission is to ensure that companies’ future consumption is lower, more efficient, competitive, virtuous and has the utmost care for our planet. Quality and reliability are key goals of AB’s corporate policy, whether it is the project phases like construction and installation or service and maintenance. In order to pursue such a difficult and challenging goal, it is necessary to equip AB with a management system that is constantly evolving. The commitment to continuous improvement never stops and quality objectives are always in flux, with the knowledge that the future can only be built by strengthening their foundation with the experience of each day.
Solar Turbines generates resilient power at an international pharmaceutical plant in Italy, Recordati, for over 25 years. Since its installation, in 1996, the system has received various upgrades to improve package availability and reliability. The most recent upgrades include: 1) Addition of an air inlet cooling system to increase power output during Italy’s hot summer season. 2) A complete control retrofit connected to Soar Turbines real-time monitoring and access maintenance interval extensions. 3) Installation of a new air filtration system to increase the time between compressor cleanings and improve efficiency over turbine’s lifecycle.