Rolls-Royce awarded power generation contract in Mexico

Monday, 11 March 2013

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced a contract to supply CYDSA, the Mexican textile and chemicals conglomerate, with a Trent 60 industrial gas turbine to power its processing plants at Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz in Mexico.

Marcelo Garza of CYDSA said: "The proven efficiency and high power output of the Rolls-Royce Trent 60 industrial gas turbine will enable us to meet the increased power requirements of our processing plants. In addition, the ability of Rolls-Royce to deliver the equipment in a very tight timescale is critical to helping us meet our growth objectives."

Under the terms of the contract, awarded by engineering contracting companies OHL and Sener, the Trent 60 unit will be installed for duty in a combined heat and power configuration to provide process steam and electricity for CYDSA’s processing plants, with excess electrical power sold to Mexico’s national grid.

Andrew Heath, Rolls-Royce, President – Energy said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this important CYDSA contract. The high power density, superior fuel consumption and fast-start capability of the Trent 60 provides an attractive proposition to customers requiring a reliable, efficient and low-cost per kilowatt power generation solution for industrial operations."

Incorporating an AC generator and associated control systems, the Trent 60 will feature WLE (wet low emissions) technology, utilising water injection during combustion to reduce emissions and boost performance, and inlet spray intercooling to reduce energy requirements during compression, resulting in higher power and efficiency levels.

The Trent 60 unit for CYDSA was manufactured and packaged at Rolls-Royce facilities in Montreal, Canada, and Mount Vernon in Ohio, USA.

  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 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 31 December 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 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. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

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