MWM - Gensets for Generating Energy

Company Name:
MWM - Gensets for Generating Energy
Contact Name:
+49 621 384 0
Mobile Phone:
+49 621 384 8800

MWM is one of the world's leading suppliers of highly efficient and environmentally friendly systems for energy production. The company, based in Mannheim, Germany, can draw on over 140 years' experience in the development and optimisation of combustion engines for natural gas, special gases and diesel. With its understanding of the added value chain, its engineering expertise and innovative ideas, MWM is a dependable partner who can develop and manufacture customised solutions for individual requirements.

With over 1,200 employees across 11 subsidiary companies and two representation offices worldwide, the company has focused on ecologically progressive solutions for producing "clean energy". To this end, cutting-edge, high-performance products, services and technologies are being developed for decentralised energy supply using gas and diesel engines.

Natural gas and diesel engine systems, and greenhouse energy systems

MWM is active in four market sectors. In the cogeneration sector, natural gas is used for energy production and MWM is able to provide optimum solutions for individual applications with its gas engine systems. The rapidly growing special gas sector includes biogases and flammable gases emitted during industrial or mining applications or in the extraction of raw materials. The greenhouse segment covers systems for heating and supplying energy for greenhouses as well as the simultaneous fertilisation of the plants using the filtered waste gas. Diesel engines continue to complement the gas engine systems.

We provide worldwide customer service for the installation, servicing and maintenance of systems. We also offer courses in our very own training centre.

Gas engine gensets

With their open combustion chamber, the technologically leading medium-size and large engines from MWM can be used in combined heat and power plants (CHP) to convert natural gas as well as any special gas types (such as sewage gas, landfill gas, biogas, minegas, and cooking gas) to electricity, heat or cooling. They have a higher efficiency than conventional engines of power generation plants, which means lower fuel consumption and lower emissions for customers. The product range includes the following series (50Hz):

  • TCG 2016: electrical output 400kW/genset – 800kW/genset
  • TCG 2020: electrical output 1,000kW/genset - 2,000kW/genset
  • TCG 2032: electrical output 3,000kW/genset - 4,300kW/genset

Our gas gensets are also available in 60Hz.

MWM container for natural gas and biogas applications

The MWM container is a highly efficient and economic system designed especially for natural gas and biogas applications.

Especially in the field of biogas, the container represents an economic overall package consisting of a biogas genset, a standard container, and biogas processing. All components are tuned to each other in the best way possible and are perfectly aligned with the special requirements of biogas operation. For example, exhaust turbochargers and controlled gas systems designed especially for this application case are made use of. The efficiency is substantially improved by optimised chamber spark plugs and special pistons. Moreover, the cooling water and exhaust gas heat exchanger are integrated in the heating circuit. The TA-Luft exhaust gas regulations are complied with, and the requirements for the emission reduction bonus (e.g. for Germany) for limiting formaldehyde by means of active carbon desulfurisation, catalysis, gas cool drying and, if necessary, compression, are met.

Depending on the application case, the engines can be adjusted for various natural gas and special gas qualities in addition to biogas. The container can be implemented with the MWM gensets TCG 2016 C (V08, V12, or V 16) and TCG 2020 (12, 16, or 20 cylinders). The main focus is on reliability and advanced efficiency, which are achieved through measures such as the optimised intake duct and combustion chamber, contributing to a 15% reduction in annual fuel costs. Furthermore, improved engine parts enable lubricant savings of up to 50% compared to similar gensets.

Furthermore, the container is heat and noise insulated, and the slim, smooth wall design enables maximum utilisation of the interior space. The comprehensive offer of the MWM containers comprises a time-saving maintenance concept, low-maintenance design, long maintenance intervals, and a global service and logistics network. The TEM system even allows direct online access to current engine values during operation. Furthermore, all relevant international certifications have been obtained, such as CE, GOST (Russia), and CSA (Canada).

Diesel engine gensets

MWM provides its customers with progressive, state-of-the-art power generation solutions. The product range includes the following series (50Hz):

  • TCD 2016: electrical output 685kVA/genset –1,145kVA/genset
  • TCD 2020: electrical output 1,568kVA/genset – 2,577kVA/genset

Our diesel gensets are also available in 60Hz.

New challenges

Using energy efficiently is a goal across worldwide industries today more than ever before. Rising energy prices, an increasingly competitive market and environmental regulations of harmful pollutant emissions have all incited commercial and industrial energy producers and users to search out the most efficient and cleanest ways to produce and use energy.

MWM considers the ongoing development and optimisation of all engine series as an important contribution to increased efficiency and conservation of resources. In 2011 an optimised version of the TCG 2016 for biogas applications was launched and MWM is focusing on further developments off the other engine families. In parallel to the optimisation of the engine efficiencies one of the permanent challenges for MWM is to fulfil future emissions requirements for its references all over the world.


Contact Details

Carl-Benz-Str 1
DE-68167 Mannheim
Tel: +49 621 384 0
Fax: +49 621 384 8800