The three Rolls-Royce powered packages, built to Centrax’s proven offshore design, will include 60Hz, 4160 V generators manufactured by WEG in Brazil. Once installed, the units will work in pairs with the third unit being held as stand-by and ready to come on-line as required.

Just over 10% of the UK’s total electricity supplies will come from CHP plants by the end of 2010, according to the first of two new reports from Britain’s environment ministry, DEFRA, published as part Britain’s obligations under the EC Cogeneration Directive. The same report adds that the economic potential exists to provide 17% of the total from CHP.