Rolls-Royce is to supply an RB211 powered electrical generating set to the Nigerian State of Bayelsa for the expansion of an existing power station previously supplied by the company.
Joining two Olympus gas turbines units at the Kolo Creek site, the RB211 will act as a key part of the state’s long-term plan to improve the living standards of people living in Bayelsa. The electrical power will be used over an area of more than 1,000 square miles of remote and rural Nigeria.
The gas turbine will be fuelled by natural gas produced as a by-product from the region’s oil fields. According to Rolls-Royce, this previously flared gas will benefit the towns and villages where rural development is taking place, in addition to benefiting the environment.
Manufacture of the RB211 generating set will be undertaken at the Liverpool facility from where it will be shipped later this month.