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Trent 60s for Power Plant Expansion

Posted on July 18, 2005

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) announced it has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 60 generation sets to power the latest phase of the Wasit power plant expansion in a US$40 million deal. The contract, won in association with GECO Mechanical and Electrical Limited, is for two Trent 60 dual-fuel generating sets with a combined output of almost 80 MW operating at 40 degrees C. The units are intended to operate for 5000 hours a year and are scheduled to be operational by the end of January 2007. Assembly will be at the Rolls-Royce plant at Mount Vernon, Ohio and they will be shipped to Sharjah in the third quarter of 2006.

GECO will be responsible for local transportation, installation/erection, and the supervision of the commissioning with Rolls-Royce. SEWA’s selection of the Trent 60 follows the 2004 order from Dolphin Energy Limited for six Trent 60 Dry Low Emission (DLE) gas turbines to power compressors along the Dolphin pipeline from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates. The first two of these 52 000 kW gas compression packages will be shipped to Dolphin’s gas plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

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