Rolls-Royce to power Russian power plant

Rolls-Royce is awarded a contract to supply two industrial gas turbines to Russian oil company Lukoil.

The Trent 60 gas turbines will power Lukoil’s Stavrolen power plant in Budennovsk, Russia, and will be manufactured in Montreal, Canada, and Ohio in the United States.

The turbines will generate 58.5 megawatts of power and feature Rolls-Royce’s low carbon emission technology.

Exhaust heat will drive a separate steam turbine to provide additional power to Russia’s electrical grid and supplement power for industrial processes at the Stavrolen polyethylene plant.

The contract, awarded by general contractor of the Stavrolen plant, Synergetic Projects, follows a contract awarded to Rolls-Royce in 2011 to supply Lukoil with five Bergen diesel engines for service at its Arkhangelsk diamond mine.

Tom Sacco, executive vice president for power generation at Rolls-Royce, commented: “I am delighted that Lukoil has selected Rolls-Royce to support [the Stavrolen plant]. The proven efficiency and superior fuel consumption of the Trent 60 gas turbine will provide the Russian Power Market with a dependable supply of electricity.”

Chris Flynn