Peak performer in power generation –
the new GT 36 Ansaldo gas turbine

At the top of “Monte Bianco” with Freudenberg filtration systems in action

“Monte Bianco” (Mont Blanc) is the nickname of the brand new H Class GT 36 gas turbine, which was presented by Ansaldo Energia in November 2020 and then brought from the Genoa production site to Porto Marghera (VE) in Italy, where it will power the combined cycle power plant of the Italian electric power and gas producer Edison. “Monte Bianco” named for its power because it is considered to be the most powerful performing turbine ever made in Italy. In addition, it should reduce CO2 emissions by 40 % and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 70 % compared to the average of the Italian thermoelectric installed base.

Powerful, sustainable air intake filtration solutions from Freudenberg Filtration Technologies

Boldrocchi, a referenced manufacturer and supplier of gas turbine, turbomachinery and compressor auxiliaries for the largest OEM’s has chosen filtration concepts from Freudenberg Italy and Germany for the turnkey air intake system of this H class turbine. With Freudenberg's filtration solutions the mega turbine is protected against dust, salt particles and ingress of water droplets ensuring reliability and the highest possible efficiency.


“We are very proud to have been awarded the filtration system for this mega project. This shows us that the standards of our filters are recognized and meet the highest quality requirements. Together with the suppliers we contribute to a reduced ecological footprint in power generation. ” The Freudenberg Filtration Technologies team members in Italy and Germany
Powerful, sustainable air intake filtration solutions from Freudenberg

An efficient and site-optimized filtration concept to protect GT 36 and to boost power output

The filtration concept to protect GT 36

The 3-stage air intake system for highest purity

1st stagePocket filters of filter class ISO coarse 70 % (G4)
2nd stageCassette filters of filter class ISO ePM 1 85 % (F9)
3rd stageCassette filters of filter class ISO ePM 1 > 95 % (E10)
3-stage air intake system to protect the GT 36 turbine

The new GT 36 gas turbine in brief

1st fire of the turbine is expected for October 2021. The Edison power plant will be fully operational end of 2021. Ready to serve 500,000 households with electricity under reduced environmental impact. Expected to be the most efficient thermoelectric power generation plant in Europe. A project in accordance with the European Green Deal.

780 MW Total electricity power

780 MW

Total electricity power

63 % Energy efficiency

63 %

Energy efficiency

-40 % CO2 and more than -70 % NOx emissions

-40 % CO2

and more than -70 % NOx emissions

500,000 Households supplied with energy

500,000

Households supplied with energy

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