Rolls-Royce to supply gas turbine for CHP system in Mexico


Rolls-Royce announced a contract to supply CYDSA, a Mexican textile and chemicals conglomerate, with a Trent 60 industrial gas turbine to power its processing plants at Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz in Mexico.

Marcelo Garza of CYDSA said, "The proven efficiency and high power output of the Rolls-Royce Trent 60 industrial gas turbine will enable us to meet the increased power requirements of our processing plants. In addition, the ability of Rolls-Royce to deliver the equipment in a very tight timescale is critical to helping us meet our growth objectives."

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 (CHP) configuration to provide process steam and electricity for CYDSA’s processing plants, with excess electrical power sold to Mexico’s national grid.

Andrew Heath, Rolls-Royce, President – Energy said, "We are delighted to have been awarded this important CYDSA contract. The high power density, superior fuel consumption and fast-start capability of the Trent 60 provides an attractive proposition to customers requiring a reliable, efficient and low-cost per kilowatt power generation solution for industrial operations."

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

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