Generation, Natural Gas

Rolls-Royce wins power generation contract in Mexico

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce 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.

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.

Incorporating an AC generator and associated control systems, the Trent 60 will feature WLE (wet low emissions) technology, using 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.