Rolls-Royce announces power generation orders

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Rolls-Royce has announced orders worth more than $200m (£140m) for electrical power generation equipment from customers in Australia, Bangladesh, Spain, Venezuela and Yemen. 

The new orders consist of 25 Bergen diesel engines, five Bergen gas engines and six Trent 60 gas turbines, which, in total, are capable of producing more than 560MW of electrical energy for the five new customers.

The largest contract announced, valued at $75m, is from Bangladesh’s Energypac Power Generation and is for 24 Rolls-Royce Bergen B32:40 16 cylinder diesel engines, which will to be owned by the Bangladesh Power Development Board.

Sixteen engines will provide 100MW of power at the Gopalgunj power station and eight engines will provide 50MW of electrical power at Faridpur, following entry into service in August 2011. 

All the engines will run on heavy fuel oil and will supply electricity to the country at times of peak demand as part of a significant power development programme.

Contracts from Australia and Venezuela will see a total of six Rolls-Royce Trent 60 gas turbine electrical generating packages delivered with a value of $110m.

In Darwin, Australia, the Power and Water Corporation has selected two Trent 60 packages to deliver 116MW at its Channel Island power station, helping to provide electricity to a region where power demand is increasing by four per cent per year. The two Trent units will increase the generation capacity by about 25 per cent.

The Camelot Technologies Group, based in Florida, US, has contracted Rolls-Royce to supply four Trent 60 gas turbine generating sets to be installed in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. At least two of the units are scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2010, with another two due to be online in the first quarter of 2011.

A new oil processing installation at a remote desert location in Yemen will use a combination of Rolls-Royce gas and diesel engines to provide 16MW of base load electrical power.

Kentz Overseas has ordered three Bergen B35:40 12 cylinder gas-fuelled engines, along with a single 12 cylinder Bergen B32:40 diesel engines, in a contract valued at $14m.

Finally, NUFRI, one of the largest fruit production and processing companies in Spain, has ordered two Bergen B35:40 16 cylinder gas engines for its fruit juice operation in Mollerussa, Spain. The engines will supply an efficient and reliable source of heat and power for 4,500 hours of operation annually.