SERIOUS MONDAY: ROLLS-ROYCE TO BUILD SELF SUFFICIENT POWER PLANTS

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There will be two new Rolls-Royce power plants at two of Italy’s major international airports as Rolls-Royce wins the contract to power Fiumicino in Rome and Malpensa in Milan. Each is set to achieve self sufficient energy powered by the plants.

At Malpensa, Rolls-Royce will supply a second 25 MW industrial RB211 gas turbine. It will power an electrical generating plant being constructed by the Swiss power systems packager Turbomach. The second system will be installed by the first and will supply the airport with electrical energy and thermal energy used for air conditioning in the airport terminals.
Fiumicino will be fitted with 3 Rolls-Royce natural gas-fueled Bergen B-gas engines. They will be running alongside the current electrical supply network. This will cut costs considerably and reduce Nox.

Giuseppe Ciongoli, the regional director for Rolls-Royce in Italy said, “The operators of Rome and Milan airports have selected the best option for their individual needs to enable their airports to operate successfully and safely. We are in a unique position in Rolls-Royce, being able to supply customers with the choice of either gas engines or gas turbines.”
“Each year there are hundreds of take-offs and landings by Rolls-Royce powered aircraft at Rome and Milan, so it will be very satisfying to know that we are also helping their safe arrival and departure by providing the power for vital and essential services on the ground.”

Because of continuing expansion at both airports, the need for energy production plants giving total self-sufficiency was present. The new Rolls-Royce power plants will enter service in 2008 and will provide the additional energy needed to meet the increase number of passengers.

The efficiency of the RB211 gas turbine and the Bergen B-gas engines result in substantial reduction in the level of emissions released into the atmosphere. They also use a reduced amount of fuel adding substantial cost savings.

Dawn

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