We supplied two “turnkey” generator sets to the biggest combined-cycle power plant in Jamaica

We designed the gensets for two biomass power plants: the Viseu and Fundão power plants, in Portugal

We designed 11 gensets for three combined-cycle power plants in Bolivia that will increase the electric power in the country by 50%

Genesal Energy has supplied an emergency genset for the combined cycle power plant (CCPP) known as Empalme II, a huge engineering project in the Sonora State of Mexico.

Gensets for a solar power plant in South Africa that will supply electricity to 150,000 homes

Kathu Solar Park in South Africa is a concentrated solar power system(CSP) up to 100MW. Building commenced in May 2016, and it is destined to be in service by the end of 2018. Genesal Energy contributed with the project design and supply of two emergency gensets.

The thermoelectric plant itselfwill be able to supply 4.5 hours of thermal energy thanks to cutting edge technology which allows supply to continue well after the sun has gone down. When fully operational Kathu Solar Park will supply power to 150,000 households. Also, according to the construction management team, the installation will contribute to sustainable development in the province of North Cape where the plant is situated. This will result in a C02 emissions saving of 6,000,000 tonnesover the next 20 years.

Genesal designed the emergency gensets in compliance with a series of requirements. The gensets had to be soundproofedand the control room needed to be maintained at an optimal working temperature. This was achieved by installing a split air conditioning system and a heat exchanger.


Remote Control

Rock wool acoustic panels inside a metallic mesh cover were used for soundproofing, guaranteeing an excellent attenuation result, functionally, but also aesthetically. The interior of the generator set was split in to two clearly defined compartments: the engine room and the control room. The emergency gensets can be controlled either directly via the in-built control panels using buttons, switches and touch screen technology or it can be controlled remotely through a DCS (distributed control system) which is a method to centralize and controlthe entire power station.

Alongside the gensets two double walled certified fuel tanks were supplied for external installation, one at 7,500 litres full load, and the other at 10,000 litres, guaranteeing over 24 hours of autonomy if necessary.



  • PRP Power: 1,442kVA
  • Standby Power: 1,586kVA
  • Frequency: 50 HZ
  • RPM: 1,500rpm
  • Dimensions: 12,192mm x 2,438mm x 4,500mm
  • Weight: 17,500 Kg


  • PRP Power: 1,938kVA
  • Standby Power: 2,131kVA
  • Frequency: 50 HZ
  • RPM: 1,500rpm
  • Dimensions: 12,192mm x 2,438mm x 4,500mm
  • Weight: 18,700 Kg

Made to measure energy solution for the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant

Both the reactors at the Almaraz Nucelar Power Plant in Caceres (the oldest in Spain) supply 7% of the nations energy demands. The plant is located in an area know as Ribera del Rio Tajo, and they have recently placed their trust in GENESAL ENERGY to design an emergency back up generator set capable of dealing with any potential incident.ualidad.

The project consisted in designing, building, installing and commissioning a genset capable of supplying a 110kVA of power to supply energy to the Individual Temporary Storage (ITS), which alongside the fuel pools, allow for temporary storage of used combustibles from the reactors in the event of a power failure.

Genesal has designed a soundproofed genset inside a 20ft container with an interior control room configured for automatic start up. The bench frame incorporates a 700 litre fully bunded fuel tank, providing the genset with up to 25 hours autonomy. The genset has been specially designed to work at 45°C as well as resist seismic movements, in order to comply with security norms.

To meet with the client’s specific needs the genset was designed with an independent control room and power output with various local controls to manage the genset and other parts of the installation.

Load bank

In the switchgear output of the grid/genset, switches are fitted for each area of the ITS in the power plant. Each one can close or open via pushbuttons or using a pre-programmed sequence designed by the client.

For the correct functionality of the genset, a separate room within the container was built to hold a resistive load bank which is connected to the genset output always and when the load is less than 40% of its maximum capacity. This allows for fuel use optimization and prolongs the lifetime of the genset (normally a genset is recommended to work at 70/80% of its maximum).

The load bank can connect to the genset manually via pushbutton for maintenance work. It is also important to highlight the implementation of signals exchange in the Distributed Control System (DCS) of the power plant, for example the state of switchgear, of the genset and a measurement of zero return to detect grounding failure in the installation.

Technical Data

  • Power PRP: 100kVA
  • STP Power: 110kVA
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Voltage: 400/230V
  • Fuel Tank: Fully bunded, bench frame integrated with 700 litre capacity
  • Pre-heating resistance
  • Seismic resistant genset, includes anti-shear dampers
  • Size: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2591mm
  • Resistive load bank
  • Manual pump for diesel filling
  • Control panel with automatic start-up in case of grid failure
  • Control of input of manual loads and automatic sequencing (as per client’s spec)

Combined Cycle Power Plant – Mexico


PROJECT ID Combined Cycle Power Plant, Valle De Mexico II
OUTPUT 1980/2178 kVA
TYPE Soundproofed
SPECIALLY CONFIGURED Genset manufactured according to a range of specific conditions as determined by the engineering


GENESAL ENERGY has supplied an emergency power genset with a power rating of 2178 kVa which will be used as a back-up for the Combined Cycle Power Plant Valle de Mexico II in the municipality of Acolman (Mexico State). Once finalised the plant itself will have an output power capacity of 615 MW and will operate with natural gas, at an approximate cost of 700 million $USD in construction investment.

The power plant itself will contribute to a 4 % increase in available energy to meet the growing energy needs in the centre of the country.

This particular project has been delivered in conjunction with our GENESAL ENERGY Mexican branch, which has for many years contributed and supported the growth of the Mexican energy sector.