Rolls-Royce wins $110 million in new contracts for energy projects
Monday, 6 December 2010
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won new contracts valued at over $110 million for energy projects in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. As part of these contracts, Rolls-Royce will deliver both power generation and pipeline transmission products and services.
Andrew Heath, Rolls-Royce, President - Energy said: “We are pleased to announce these new contracts, which demonstrate the confidence customers have in our product technology and performance. Rolls-Royce continues to grow in the important global power generation and oil and gas markets, powering pipelines in 24 countries and delivering electricity generation capability in over 50 countries.”
Two RB211 gas turbine power generation packages have been ordered by the Total Oil Company to provide power to an oil facility in the Middle East, which will utilize gas fuel that would otherwise have been burned off, thereby increasing the efficiency of the operation.
Two additional RB211 turbines, powering gas compression packages, will be supplied to Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. (SPP) for use in a compressor station, which is part of their gas transmission network in Central Europe. Rolls-Royce has already provided five turbines to the gas transmission system, which last year enabled the network to deliver 66 billion cubic meters of gas to homes and businesses.
Also included in the new contracts, Rolls-Royce will provide Bergen reciprocating engines to customers in Tanzania, Madagascar, India and Spain to efficiently generate electricity.
In the energy markets, Rolls-Royce has supplied more than 15,000 units to customers in nearly 120 countries and is investing in new products and capabilities for the oil and gas industry and for distributed electricity generation.
- Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
- Rolls-Royce employs 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment, and to further developing employee skills.
- In 2009, Rolls-Royce invested £864 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
- Annual underlying revenues were £10.1 billion in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book stood at £58.4 billion at 30 June 2010, providing visibility of future levels of activity
- Nearly 700 Rolls-Royce gas compression sets powered by the Avon, 501, RB211 and Trent gas turbines have now been ordered for 46 pipelines in 24 countries, the majority of these powering Rolls-Royce pipeline compressors which are among the most efficient available on the market.
- Today’s fleet of RB211s includes a number of units that have completed more than 100,000 hours of operation. The longest serving industrial RB211 is on a pipeline in North America with over 187,000 hours, while another unit providing electrical power in the North Sea on an oil platform holds the current record for offshore service at over 146,000 hours.
- The RB211 engine’s record for continuous operation has seen its role on gas pipelines expand. Today, it is providing the power to keep gas flowing on major pipelines in 19 countries.