Quebecor Printing Nevada
Printing Company Benefits From Efficient ASE™40-based Cogeneration Scheme
A cost-effective alternative to standard utility-supplied power is what the world's largest printer now has near its Fernley, Nev. manufacturing facility. Beginning in August 2000, all of the electricity and steam generated by a new $5 million cogeneration plant is sold to Quebecor Printing Nevada, Inc. under a power purchase agreement.
Vericor Power Systems demonstrated to the project's developer that its ASE40 gas turbine-based power plant could ensure a reliable energy source with attractive economics. Vericor Power Systems provided a turnkey cogeneration package for this project, which included the ASE40 gas turbine and the plant's heat recovery steam generator.
Quebecor Printing Nevada, Inc., a division of Quebecor World, Inc., is the world's largest printer and a leading publisher of books, magazines and catalogs, with more than 173 manufacturing facilities and over 42,000 employees in 14 countries worldwide.
This cogeneration scheme maximizes the flexible capabilities of the ASE40 by generating 3 megawatts (nominal) of power and up to 60,000 pounds per hour of steam (fully fired).
The ASE40 is fueled by natural gas. Mendenhall Technical Services, Inc. (MTSI), Cincinnati, Ohio, built the 3-megawatt ASE40 package. MTSI is part of Vericor Power Systems' worldwide supplier network. The MTSI package was delivered to the site on June 19, 2000.