Rolls-Royce gas turbines powering grid in Australia

Darwin, Australia, April 27, 2012 — A pair of Rolls-Royce Trent 60 gas turbines entered service at Power and Water Corp.'s Channel Island Power Station in Australia's Northern Territory.

The announcement was made in conjunction with a visit to the power station by Rob Knight MLA, Minister for Essential Services, Northern Territory Government of Australia to mark the official start of the gas turbines' operation.

The Trent 60 gas turbine units are each capable of providing up to 58 MW of electrical power, when operating with water injection, and combined have boosted the electricity generation capacity of the Darwin-Katherine power system by nearly 25 percent.

The units, which will be maintained under a Rolls-Royce Long Term Services Agreement, were successfully installed within PWC's program schedule and entered into commercial operation in November 2011.

The first Rolls-Royce gas turbine electricity generating sets in Australia were installed in 1968.

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