SPE Commissions Rolls-Royce Plant
SPE, the Belgian electrical utility, has commissioned its Rolls-Royce Trent 60 powered electrical generating plant at the Ham power station in Ghent. The simple cycle plant is also environmentally friendly due to the high efficiency of the Rolls-Royce engines, the U.K. company said. It added that the gas turbines have made a “significant improvement” to the plant’s environmental impact and were a key factor in the decision to replace the diesel engines used at the station for the past 40 years. Two Trent 60 aero derivative gas turbines will provide over 100 MW of power during times of peak demand at the Meuse River site, where a power station has been sited for over 80 years.
Following on from this installation in Ghent, SPE and Rolls-Royce have joined forces to build another Trent 60 power station on an existing SPE site at Angleur near Liège. Rolls-Royce has now installed eleven Trent gas turbine generating sets at power station sites in Europe with an additional 12 units on order.
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