Rolls-Royce sets projects in Malta, Bolivia, China, US

Rolls-Royce and subsidiaries have announced a variety of new projects in several different countries.

Parsons Power Generation Systems, part of the Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group, has been awarded a (US)$7.5-million contract to refurbish part of a Maltese power station. Parsons will conduct the work at Unit 8 of Marsa power station for its owner, Enemalta Corp. The contract includes the replacement of worn or damaged components, including the refurbishing of a 60-MW Parsons turbine generator which was relocated from the Little Barford station in the United Kingdom in 1986.

Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Ltd. has successfully completed negotiations with Compania Boliviana De Energia Electrica SA in La Paz, Bolivia, to arrange for the installation and financing of a 17-MW gas-fired power project. The (US)$15-million turnkey project will be constructed by the Wood Group plc, which will also provide engineering and procurement. The project is set to begin commercial operation in the next couple of months.

Peebles Electric, part of the Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group, has garnered a (US)$13.5-million contract to supply six generator transformers for the Tianhuangping pumped storage power project in East China. Pumped power storage stations provide a fast response to peak loads on power systems, producing electricity as water falls from an upper reservoir to a lower one.

International Combustion, another component in the Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group, has announced the first US order for its new type of wall-fired-low-NOx burner. International Combustion will supply 24 Round Burner Tilted Air Supply burners to Carolina Power and Light in a contract valued at nearly (US)$2 million. The burners are the latest addition to the company`s EnviroNOx range.