MTU Onsite Energy selected to provide combined heat, power and cooling solution to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Environmentally friendly Series 4000 CHP to heat, cool and serve as primary power supply to Maryland’s second-largest casino

MANKATO, Minn.--()--Later this year, the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, slated to become Maryland’s second largest casino, will open its doors. A significant portion of the $442 million development’s energy, heat and cooling needs will be provided by a combined heat, power and cooling (CHP) trigeneration system. The Rolls-Royce Power Systems company MTU Onsite Energy, a leading producer of diesel- and gas-fueled power generation systems, will provide Horseshoe Baltimore with the Series 4000 CHP system along with a complementary diesel-powered Series 1600 emergency backup generator set. The end-to-end power solution marks the company’s first combined sale of a diesel generator and gas-powered Series 4000 CHP in the U.S.

The equipment is being sourced and installed by Curtis Engine & Equipment, MTU Onsite Energy‘s local Baltimore-area dealer.

“An increasing number of U.S. states are now treating CHP solutions comparably to conventional renewable energy technologies,” said Romesh Trisal, senior manager-gaseous systems, MTU Onsite Energy. “Being chosen as a primary power provider to Horseshoe Baltimore signifies recognition of MTU Onsite Energy as a major provider the renewable energy solutions.”

Combined heating, power and cooling trigeneration systems produce useful electricity, heat and cooling from a single energy source – in this case, an MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 engine, optimized for natural gas use. The system uses captured heat from the engine’s jacket water and exhaust systems that would normally be wasted, more than doubling the overall energy efficiency of a building or facility. The continuous electricity and climate control demands of the two-story Horseshoe Baltimore casino will be met by MTU Onsite Energy’s Series 4000 CHP system with its output of 1,149 kilowatts of electricity (kWe) and 4,137,000 Btu’s of heat per hour.

“In addition to cost-savings, our combined heat, power and cooling system will help Horseshoe Casino Baltimore deliver on its commitment to environmental sustainability and energy conservation by reducing CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent,” said Trisal.

By utilizing the heat that is naturally occurring from the production of electricity, very little energy is wasted. This process delivers considerable environmental benefits when compared to purchased electricity, traditional refrigeration and onsite-generated heat, including a reduced carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

For emergency backup power, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore selected a diesel-powered MTU Onsite Energy Series 1600 backup generator set, which is rated at 450 kWe and mounted outdoors in a sound-attenuated, weatherproof enclosure.

Once opened, the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will be the second largest casino in Maryland with a 122,000-square-foot gaming floor, which will house 100 table games, 2,500 slot machines and a 25-table World Series of Poker room. The casino will also feature a Baltimore Marketplace featuring several of Charm City’s most popular eateries as well as multiple restaurants led by celebrity chefs.

“As we learned more about the needs of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, it became clear that the MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 CHP and backup diesel generator were the system components that would best satisfy their needs,” said Gary Farmer, power systems engineer at Curtis Engine & Equipment, Inc. “Our customers require flexibility, reliability and efficiency and we often recommend MTU Onsite Energy products to meet those requirements. The designer, B&R Construction Services, made clear how the system was to operate under various scenarios and that it must be fully integrated with the overall facility operations.”

For more information on the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, visit www.caesars.com/baltimore. For more information on MTU Onsite Energy’s diesel- and gas-powered solutions, visit http://www.mtuonsiteenergy.com.

Press photos can be downloaded from the Rolls-Royce Power Systems website: http://www.rrpowersystems.com/press/press-pictures/

About MTU Onsite Energy

MTU Onsite Energy is a brand of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. It provides diesel and gas-based power system solutions: from mission-critical to standby power to continuous power, heating and cooling. MTU Onsite Energy power systems are based on diesel engines with up to 3,400 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW and gas turbines up to 50,000 kW. www.mtuonsiteenergy.com

Contacts

MTU America Inc.
Gary Mason
Phone: +1 248 560 8480
E-mail: gary.mason@mtu-online.com
or
Agency contact:
Stratacomm
Karah Davenport
Phone: +1 248 213 7340
E-mail: kdavenport@stratacomm.net

The MTU Onsite Energy CHP system produces 1,149 kilowatts of electricity and 4,137,000 Btu's per hour by utilizing the exhaust heat recovery system. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

A significant portion of the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s energy, heating and cooling will be provided by an MTU Onsite Energy combined heat, power and cooling (CHP) trigeneration system.

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Contacts

MTU America Inc.
Gary Mason
Phone: +1 248 560 8480
E-mail: gary.mason@mtu-online.com
or
Agency contact:
Stratacomm
Karah Davenport
Phone: +1 248 213 7340
E-mail: kdavenport@stratacomm.net