CASE STUDY / SOLVAY

Chemical & Industrial

With more than 200 chillers installed, totalling 140 MW of cooling power, our group has a solid experience in the field of energy efficiency.

Capstone C1000

HIGH-EFFICIENCY DRYING FOR SOLVAY

Installation of Capstone system in Livorno plant

Solvay, a leader in the chemical industry, has adopted Capstone oil-free gas turbine technology to enable the Solvay Silica GBU plant in Livorno, Italy, to produce the heat required for the continuous silica drying process with an overall efficiency of over 95% for an annual operation of more than 8500 hours.

The integrated system consists of a 1,000 kWe turbine powered by methane gas, which produces electricity in cogeneration mode, used for the production process, and exhaust gases at 280°C, which are conveyed to an atomiser for drying silica.