Teesside station selects RR Trent

Construction is under way at Seal Sands on Teesside?s new 50 MW generation station, powered by the Rolls-Royce Industrial Trent gas turbine. The station will be owned by Viking Power, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Ltd. and Northern Electric Generation Ltd., and is ex-pected to be in commercial operation toward the end of 1997. The Viking Power project is the first plant in the UK to use the Trent in simple-cycle configuration, but work is under way in Derby on a power plant which will use the gas turbine with a steam turbine in combined cycle.