MAN Energy Solutions has commissioned the new, municipal Stadtwerke Combined Heat and Power gas power-plant in Frankfurt Oder. The CHP plant is powered by 5 × MAN 20V35/44G gas engines, which provide 51 MW of electrical energy as well as 50 MW of district heating. In addition, MAN has installed a hot-water boiler with a capacity of 20 MW, increasing the total thermal capacity of the plant to 70MW. Despite constant challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years, MAN and Stadtwerke Frankfurt (Oder) were able to complete the commissioning within the estimated schedule. The five engines have been test-run since mid-February of this year.The new, gas-engine power plant replaces an older, soon-to-be-retired CHP plant, which has supplied electricity to around 33,000 households and commercial customers – as well as district heating to around 19,000 households and companies – locally since 1997. Previously, this plant was operated with both lignite and natural gas, while the new facility will supply the same distribution network with heat and electricity generated exclusively from the more climate-friendly natural gas.