Rolls-Royce has won a £30 million contract in the Brazilian power generation market to build a combined cycle power station – the first time its gas turbines will be used by an electrical utility in the country.
Under the contract from Electricidade de Portugal (EDP), the national power company of Portugal, Rolls-Royce will build the combined cycle power station at the Petrobras Fertiliser factory site at Fafen in the state of Bahia, using two Rolls-Royce RB211 Dry Low Emission (DLE) gas turbines.
EDP’s local Brazilian company, Energen, will operate the plant, which will supply power and steam to the Petrobras facility and to other local industrial users.
Each of the two RB211 units will fire a heat recovery steam generator for the production of steam and also a steam turbine to produce extra power.
The complex will be in full production in early 2002 but will meet some of Petrobras’ requirements in 2001 through a staged commissioning programme. The project is part of the Brazilian government’s ‘Thermal Electrical Programme’ – a programme to install thermal plant to supplement hydro-power when water levels are low.
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