Rolls-Royce Wins $12 Million Contract in Argentina

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rolls-Royce plc

    LONDON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce has won an $12 million
 contract in Argentina to provide power at the world's most southerly city
 Ushuaia, the main port to service Antarctica.
     An RB211 6562 will be installed at a power station in Ushuaia, in the
 state of Tierra del Fuego, for electricity utility Direccion Provincial de
 Energia.  Installation will meet a tight schedule, with the equipment due to
 go into service this summer.
     The RB211 at Ushuaia will provide 27MW and run on gas and liquid fuel.
 The contract includes supply of a gas compressor, spares and supervision of
 installation and commissioning.  Packaging is taking place at the Rolls-Royce
 facility in Liverpool, UK.
     The turbogenerator set will be added to existing equipment at the station,
 providing increased power, more reliably, to meet the needs of a growing
 population and tourist industry.
     John Gaskell, President - Energy, for Rolls-Royce, said:  "The RB211 is
 proving itself as dependable, cost-effective and reliable in the power
 generation market with a steady flow of orders and continuing market interest,
 including projects requiring fast start up times."
     The contract emphasises the ruggedness of Rolls-Royce gas turbines -- its
 Avon product operates near the other end of the pole in North Alaska, while
 Avons and RB211s operate offshore in Norway.
 
     Notes
 
     Downloadable pictures of the RB211 6562 turbogenerator set being packaged
 at Rolls-Royce in Liverpool are available on the Internet at
 http://www.rolls-royce.com/latestn/images/thumbnails11.htm .
 
     Rolls-Royce plc is a global company providing power on land, sea and air.
 The company has established leading positions in civil aerospace, defence,
 marine and energy markets.  The company is investing in new products and
 capabilities for energy markets, which include the oil and gas industry and
 power generation.  It also develops its own power projects through Rolls-Royce
 Power Ventures Ltd.
 
 

SOURCE Rolls-Royce plc
    LONDON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce has won an $12 million
 contract in Argentina to provide power at the world's most southerly city
 Ushuaia, the main port to service Antarctica.
     An RB211 6562 will be installed at a power station in Ushuaia, in the
 state of Tierra del Fuego, for electricity utility Direccion Provincial de
 Energia.  Installation will meet a tight schedule, with the equipment due to
 go into service this summer.
     The RB211 at Ushuaia will provide 27MW and run on gas and liquid fuel.
 The contract includes supply of a gas compressor, spares and supervision of
 installation and commissioning.  Packaging is taking place at the Rolls-Royce
 facility in Liverpool, UK.
     The turbogenerator set will be added to existing equipment at the station,
 providing increased power, more reliably, to meet the needs of a growing
 population and tourist industry.
     John Gaskell, President - Energy, for Rolls-Royce, said:  "The RB211 is
 proving itself as dependable, cost-effective and reliable in the power
 generation market with a steady flow of orders and continuing market interest,
 including projects requiring fast start up times."
     The contract emphasises the ruggedness of Rolls-Royce gas turbines -- its
 Avon product operates near the other end of the pole in North Alaska, while
 Avons and RB211s operate offshore in Norway.
 
     Notes
 
     Downloadable pictures of the RB211 6562 turbogenerator set being packaged
 at Rolls-Royce in Liverpool are available on the Internet at
 http://www.rolls-royce.com/latestn/images/thumbnails11.htm .
 
     Rolls-Royce plc is a global company providing power on land, sea and air.
 The company has established leading positions in civil aerospace, defence,
 marine and energy markets.  The company is investing in new products and
 capabilities for energy markets, which include the oil and gas industry and
 power generation.  It also develops its own power projects through Rolls-Royce
 Power Ventures Ltd.
 
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