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Rolls-Royce to supply Chile with 265 MTU gen-sets in five power plants

  • 6 months ago (2018-07-19)
  • David Flin
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Rolls-Royce has announced that it will supply 265 MTU Onsite Energy 16V 4000 gen-sets for five power plants to be built in Chile designed to support a growing renewable power infrastructure. It is part of a consortium included EPC contractor TSK that has signed an EPC contract with Prime Energía Quickstart, a subsidiary of Prime Energía, part of the New York-based Glenfarne Group.

The five power plants will have a total combined capacity of 475 MW, which will be connected to Chile’s electricity grid to provide backup capacity to the country’s power supply system.

The order to deliver the power plants to three locations has been officially placed, with the other two orders scheduled to follow shortly. The power plants will be remotely monitored and controlled in real time by Prime Energía’s Network Operations Centre in Santiago.

Brendan Duval, Managing Partner of Glenfarne, said: “These plants are an integral part of Glenfarne’s strategy to develop power infrastructure that supports the proliferation of renewables and the stability of the grid in regions across the Americas with great potential for growth.”