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Centrax expands its French power generation market presence

Posted on June 19, 2013

Centrax, a U.K. power generation packaging specialist, has received three orders for gas turbine packages.

Two CX501-KB7 units have been ordered by Dalkia. One unit is slated for the Omnitherm district heating plant in Valence, near Lyon, France, where the new 5.2 MW package is replacing two existing KB7s that have been in service since 2000 and have reached the end of their 12-year EdF contract.

The second unit will equip the Gie Evry district heating plant in the southwest of Paris, replacing a Turbomeca TM5000 that Centrax has maintained for the past seven years.

The second French customer, also selecting the CX501-KB7, is energy company, Cofely. Its new KB7 is destined for the Chambery plant of gypsum producer Placoplatre, where it will be used for direct drying of gypsum. It replaces a TM5000 with 12 years of past service.

Centrax will deliver all three units this summer for installation and commissioning in time for the start of the French winter heating season on November 1.