UK-based Rolls Royce has secured a contract to supply a Trent 60 industrial gas turbine, to power Mexican textile and chemicals conglomerate CYDSA’s processing plants at Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Under the terms of the contract, awarded by engineering contracting companies OHL and Sener, the Trent 60 gas turbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) system, to provide process steam and electricity for CYDSA’s processing plants.

Excess electricity produced at the plants will be sold to Mexico’s national grid.

CYDSA Marcelo Garza said the proven efficiency of the Trent 60 industrial gas turbine will help the company to meet its increased electricity demand at the plants.

"In addition, the ability of Rolls-Royce to deliver the equipment in a very tight timescale is critical to helping us meet our growth objectives," Garza added.

Incorporating an AC generator and associated control systems, the Trent 60 will feature wet low emissions technology, utilizing water injection during combustion to reduce emissions and improve performance, and inlet spray intercooling to reduce energy requirements during compression, resulting in higher power and efficiency levels.