Rolls-Royce has announced that it will supply two Trent 60 gas turbines for a new power station near Budapest, Hungary, increasing the number of power stations in service or in development in Central and Eastern Europe using the Trent turbine to 18.

According to the company, the latest order from Hungary is for the Trent 60 WLE dual fuel gas turbine, to be installed as part of contract won by Centrax Gas Turbines from Bakonyi Kombiciklus Eromuepito es Fejleszto Kft (BKCE).

The gas turbines will be installed at the existing Bakonyi power station in Ajka, west of Budapest, near Lake Balaton. The site currently houses a power plant that produces between 40MW and 60MW, using a mixture of coal and biomass fuels, said Rolls-Royce.

The two gas-fueled Trent sets will provide an additional 116MW to the local region after installation and commissioning in 2010.

Charlie Athanasia, vice president of power generation for Rolls-Royce’s energy business, said: “The Trent 60 is an efficient and powerful aero derivative gas turbine and delivers electricity at a cost per kW lower than other turbine in its class. It offers operators such as BKCE a combination of high power density, fuel efficiency and fast start capability available in the market.”

Rolls-Royce is a provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.