Rolls-Royce wins £22m contracts to power European industries

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won new orders totalling over £22 million for their technologically-advanced Bergen reciprocating engines. They will be used to provide electricity and heat for industrial uses in Russia, Spain and Holland.

Eight Bergen gas engines and five diesel engines will together produce more than 80MW of energy for a diamond mine in Russia; a major wood products plant, food production factories and a paper mill in Spain; and greenhouses in Holland.

Graham Gate, Rolls-Royce, Director – Diesels Power Business said: “Our equipment and technology provides market-leading standards of reliability and availability for customers, often operating in the most challenging environments. All our customers from large-scale diamond miners, to fruit farmers need the dependable and efficient supply of power which our Bergen engines offer.”

An example of this is in Russia, where the diesel engines will provide power for pumping, refining and ancillary services at the Lukoil diamond mine in the Arkhangelsk region of the Russian Federation, an excavation some 525m deep and 1.25km in diameter. Rolls-Royce will provide Russian power supply company NG Energo, with a robust and reliable source of power in a remote location with extreme environmental conditions.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,500 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £59.2 billion at 31 December 2010, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. The Rolls-Royce energy portfolio offers a wide range of diesel engine, gas engine and gas turbine-based solutions for the power generation market backed by a comprehensive range of service solutions. Power outputs range from 1.4MW to 64MW.
  7. Rolls-Royce has sold over 600 Bergen lean burn gas engines for industrial power stations and municipal applications to customers in 17 countries.
  8. Spanish businesses ordering engines include the Ghesa Papertech paper mill in Tudela, Navarra, wood products specialist Unemsa Tojeiro of Coristanco, the Iesa San Adrian malt mill of San Adrian, Navarra, the OTSI Garcia Carrion fruit-juice manufacturer in Daimiel, Ciudad Real and food producer Sampol Campofrio in Burgos.
  9. A single Bergen engine will provide Agro Care with power for their Middenmeer site in Holland, where it will join two other Bergen gas engines installed in 2007. Their power provides the greenhouses with heat and light to grow millions of tomatoes all year-round in addition to generating revenue by selling electricity into the Dutch national power grid.
  10. The new orders bring total sales of Rolls-Royce reciprocating gas engines in Spain to more than 150, installed in more than 60 power plants, and 36 in Holland.

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