Rolls-Royce has announced its first orders from electric utilities in the United States and Belgium for its Trent 60 gas turbine.
Braintree Electric Light Department in Massachusetts has signed a contract for two Rolls-Royce Trent 60 power generation packages producing 116 MW. These Wet Low Emissions (WLE) units will be installed at the Thomas A. Watson station, a new power plant being constructed on the site of the retired Potter 1 station south of Boston.
The Belgian electricity utility, SPE, has selected two Trent 60 units to power generating packages to be constructed by the Swiss power systems packager, Turbomach.
SPE will use Trent 60 Dry Low Emissions (DLE) engines at its Ham power station, near Gent. At site conditions each gas turbine has a power rating of 51 MW but this will increase by over 11% when the engines are upgraded with inlet spray intercooling.