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Jenbacher Type 3

The reference for robustness and reliability – now with higher efficiency!

Based on our proven Type 3 platform established in 1988 and continuously developed ever since, the next generation Jenbacher Type 3F engine offers proven robustness and reliability while delivering more efficiency than ever.

Jenbacher Type 3 proven - reliable - flexible ~11,000 Type 3 engines were delivered since 1988.

    • Front View of a Jenbacher J312 F Gas Engine
      • Front View of a Jenbacher J312 F Gas Engine (CHP Module)
        • J320 CONTAINER 1
        • J316_Container
        • J320 CONTAINER 2
        • J316 CONTAINER 2
        • J320 CONTAINER 3
        • J316 CONTAINER 3

        Change the scope of supply by clicking on a thumbnail.

        Scope of supply:

        50 Hz

        60 Hz

        * Provided technical data is for information only. Data ranges are calculated considering various gas quality levels and ambient conditions (standard or hot/tropical conditions, etc.).
        Jenbacher can change the technical data unilaterally. In the case of such change, we will update the data on our pages as soon as we can.
        Please reach out to our experts to get help with engines selection, obtain the technical parameters for your gas composition.

        Output and efficiency at generator terminals. Energy input is according to DIN ISO 3046 and DIN 6271, respectively, with a tolerance of + 5%.
        All data according to full load and subject to technical development and modification.
        Based on emission values of 250 and 500 mg/Nm3 NOx at 5% O2 at dry exhaust gas.
        Base for biogas and sewage gas versions: 65% CH4 / 35% CO2.
        Base for landfill gas version: 55% CH4 / 40% CO2 / Rest N2.

        Electrical Output393 - 1,155 kW

        Thermal Output508 - 1,366 kW

        Voltage400V, 6.3kV, 10.5kV

        Electrical Efficiencyup to 43.2 %

        Thermal Efficiencyup to 51.2 %

        Highlights of Jenbacher Type 3F engines

        Building on its proven heritage, the new Type 3F 50 Hz engine now leads the way with next-generation technology innovation that delivers an up to 2 percentage point efficiency boost compared to earlier engine versions—up to 1,065 kWe—without sacrificing its proven reliability or robustness.

        In addition to delivering efficiency as high as 43.2% when operating on pipeline gas, the Type 3F engine is optimized for reduced total hydrocarbon (THC) emissions, future-proof fuel flexibility, and enhanced serviceability.

        Moreover, the latest 3F technology is retrofittable for the most of the installed Type 3 fleet.

        Innovative design features

        Jenbacher Type 3F Cylinder Head Bearb

        New cylinder head (4V)

        Optimized for better gas exchange and improved cooling, the new cylinder head also delivers reduced THC emissions, improved combustion, and more robust valve and valve seat materials.

        Jenbacher Type 3F New Power Unit

        New power unit

        Our new aluminum piston design helps minimize crevice volume for reduced THC emissions, improved combustion, and reduced oil consumption. Other key aspects of the design include a new piston bowl shape, liner, and scraper ring.

        Jenbacher Type 3F Knock Control

        New knock control & ignition system

        This enhanced system delivers better engine protection, more efficient combustion, and easier serviceability.

        Jenbacher Type 3F Valve Train

        New valve train (4V)

        A new valve train with a floating bridge makes service easier.

        Jenbacher Type 3F Camshaft

        New camshaft

        Our new camshaft gives you increased charge efficiency and enhanced Miller timing. Plus, your THC emissions are reduced, and you get better gas exchange.



        Scope of supply:

        Combined Heat and Power Module (CHP Module) solutions allow customers to generate power and heat simultaneously at a very high total efficiencies, reaching 90% and even more.

        Usual scope of supply:

        • Engine and alternator installed on the frame
        • Control panel, gas train
        • Heat exchangers including exhaust gas heat exchanger

        CHP Modules can generate hot water or steam at various parameters and can be integrated with your existing heat infrastructure. You can select the option that fits your project’s needs among the various heat recovery schemes provided by Jenbacher.

        The scope of supply can be extended further with various balance of plant options (BOP), reach out to our specialists for help in selecting scope of supply and BOP options to fulfill your project’s needs.

        CHP Modules can be installed inside a building or inside a container. To see more details about Jenbacher’s containerized solutions, click here.

        Balance of Plant

        The right auxiliary equipment is of critical importance in ensuring that a power solution is economically feasible and gets your business the most in terms of reliability, availability and efficiency. Click on provided balance of plant options to learn more. Reach out to our experts to select the configuration that fits your business’ needs.

        Available BOP elements may vary depending on the engine and application type.

        • Efficiency boost up to 43.2%

        • Reduced THC emissions

        • Future-proof fuel flexibility

        • Enhanced serviceability

        • Retrofittable for most of the installed fleet

        • Greater efficiency

          Up to 2 percentage points improved fuel usage means savings for you

        • Lower THC emissions

          Lower THC emissions lead to a smaller environmental footprint

        • Reduced oil cost

          Less consumption and longer lube oil lifetime lower your oil life-cycle costs

        • Convenient upgrade

          For your installed engines, applied anytime—ideally during your minor or major overhaul—for the latest technology

        • Future-proof fuel flexibility

          The “Ready for Hydrogen” 1 option facilitates your move from conventional fuels today to (H2) operation tomorrow, once (H2) becomes more readily available

        1 - Optional scope on demand

        Watch the video on available 3F upgrades:

        Bioenergie Aspach: Upgrade next generation Jenbacher Type 3F

        Based on our proven Type 3 platform established in 1988 and continuously developed ever since, the next generation Jenbacher Type 3F engine offers proven robustness and reliability while delivering more efficiency than ever. Our customer Bioenergie Aspach has been relying on the robust and durable technology of the Jenbacher type 3 for years, which is why the customer decided for an upgrade to the new 3F generation.



        Jenbacher 3F testimonial:  Dominikus Ringeisen Werk



        "We have been relying on Jenbacher Type 3 engines since 2000. Based on the positive experience with the upgrade of the first engine to the new 3F generation model in 2020, it was an easy decision for us to implement the upgrade with the second and the third engine because they always operate reliably. Thanks to the improved fuel usage of the modern 3F generation engine, we have been able to do both — increase our profitability and reduce our environmental footprint."

        Thomas Roth, head of power and engineering
        Dominikus-Ringeisen-Werk (church foundation under public law)


        Installed units: 3 x J312 F05
        Electrical power: 3 x 551 kW
        Thermal output: 3 x 695 kW
        Fuel: Natural Gas

        Jenbacher 3F testimonial: Sorema



        "Our home textile company SOREMA, established in 1976, has reaffirmed our confidence in Jenbacher by replacing a J312 D05 container with this new generation J316 F02. We are continuing with the same type of maintenance contract coverage, but this time the main maintenance intervals were favorably extended to 40/80,000 operating hours. We improved our electrical efficiency from 40.8% to 41.6% with this new 3F version, and at the same time the NOX emissions were reduced by 50% to comply with the latest emissions requirements. The recoverable thermal power increased by 83 kW, improving our production of thermal energy, which is used in our dyeing process. The new version of the DIA.NE XT4 HMI remote control program is more developed, allowing better engine performance control."


        André Relvas, Director SOREMA Portugal


        Installed units: 1 x J316 F02
        Electrical power: : 780 kW
        Thermal output: 456 kW
        Fuel: Natural Gas
        Electrical Efficiency: 41,6%

        Jenbacher 3F testimonial: Aiz Strass Im Zillertal



        "After more than 80,00 operating hours with the existing Jenbacher Type 3 engine, we made the clear decision to again rely on Type 3 technology with the next generation 3F as the replacement. The exchange was simple and smooth. Right from the start, the J312F delivered both power and heat with the same reliability as before, but with a clearly noticeable increase in efficiency. As a result, more power and heat can be made available for internal processes from the volume of gas produced. The new module thus plays an important role in reducing operating costs and the environmental footprint of our wastewater treatment plant."


        Christian Fimml, Plant Manger, WWTP Achental-Inntal-Zillertal Strass


        Installed units: 1 x J312 F25
        Electrical power: 635 kW
        Thermal output: 709 kW
        Fuel: Sewage Gas

        Jenbacher 3F testimonial: BGA Minderoffingen



        "For decades we have been relying on the Jenbacher Type 3 engines. Pairing its robustness and reliability with a higher efficiency, means that we can supply heat and power at lower operating costs."


        Petra Huggenberger, CEO, Bioenergie Minderoffingen


        Installed units: 1 x J312 F225
        Electrical power: 550 kW
        Thermal output: 530 kW
        Fuel: Biogas

        Jenbacher 3F testimonial: BGA Wechingen



        "Since 2005 we have relied on the Jenbacher Type 3 engine platform. The reliability and robustness are outstanding, so we have decided to go for the 3F upgrade for an efficiency boost."


        Nexhip Balkaj, Manager biogas plant, Energie TG Wechingen GmbH


        Installed units: 1 x J316 F225
        Electrical power: 703 kW
        Thermal output: 442 kW
        Fuel: Biogas

        Type 3 Case studies

        • CS Agrotor - Foto

          Agrotor (HND)

          uses waste byproduct for power generation


          San Alejo, Atlantida, Honduras

          Installed engines

           1 x J420, 1 x J316

          Electrical output

           2,272 kW

          Total efficiency

           up to 40.1%

          Energy source



          2019, 2008

        • Case Study Klostermansfeld - Foto

          Klostermansfeld (GER)

          for regional renewables


          Klostermansfeld, Germany

          Installed  engines

           1 x J316, 1 x J612

          Electrical output

           2.83 MW

          Thermal output

           2.67 MW

          Energy source



          2009, 2020

        • Case Study Del Monte - Foto

          Del Monte (PHL)

          Jenbacher engines power 1st combined heat and power plant to run on biogas in the Philippines


          Del Monte, Philippines

          Installed engines

           2 x J420, 1 x J320

          Electrical output

           3.88 MW

          Thermal output

           3.19 MW

          Total efficiency

           up to 85%

          Energy source



          2015, 2019

        • AMCO Produce (ON, Canada)

          AMCO Produce (CAN)

          Efficient, cost-effective CHP plant supports energy- and heat- intensive hydroponic production while delivering a reduced carbon footprint


          Ontario, Canada 

          Installed engine

           1 x J316

          Electrical output

           850 kW

          Thermal output

          1.2 MW

          Total efficiency


          Energy source

          Pipeline gas



        • CS Permoda - Foto

          Permoda Plants (COL)

          With heat and power for the textile industry that meets stringent local emissions requirements at high altitudes


          Permoda, Colombia

          Installed engines

           2 x J208, 2 x J312, 2 x J320

          Electrical output

           3.5 MW

          Thermal output

           2.1 MW

          Total efficiency


          Energy source

          Pipeline gas


          2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022

        • K&C Valley Case Study - foto

          K&C Valley (IND)

          Combined heat and power plant harnesses sewage gas to generate greener power in India


          Bangalore, India

          Installed engine

           1 x J320

          Electrical output

           1,067 kW

          Thermal output

           1,150 kW

          Total efficiency


          Energy source

          Sewage gas



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