October 2, 2008

PPC Energy and Moravia Energo Select Rolls-Royce’s Trent 60 Engine

Rolls-Royce has announced that PPC Energy of Slovakia and Moravia Energo in the Czech Republic have selected its wet low emissions version of the industrial Trent 60 engine to provide cleaner energy at a lower cost as part of their modernization programs.

The Moravia Energo installation, at a green field site southeast of Prague, will operate at times of peak demand, in addition to providing grid support.

The Trent 60 for PPC will be installed at an existing power station to provide 58,000kWe to Slovakia at times of peak demand, when electrical power is required quickly for short periods of time, up to three or four hours.

The Trent 60 engines will be manufactured at the Rolls-Royce plant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and packaging of the generating sets will take place at the company's Mount Vernon, Ohio facility.

Delivery of both units is scheduled for mid-2009, with the first electricity being produced during the first quarter of 2010.