Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Slovakian Energyco to supply four generator sets for district heating and grid support in Kosice in eastern Slovakia, Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday.
The contract will also include a service agreement for five years, according to the company’s press release.
Based on the medium speed gas engines, the plant will generate a total of 37 megawatts of heat and power for the district heating company Teplaren Kosice, the press release said.
Bergen Engines AS, a part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, are producing the engines.
“We have been working closely with Rolls-Royce for this project for more than a year. One of the critical parameters required by the heating plant Kosice (TEKO) was three minutes start to full load to comply with Slovakian grid support service. This was new for us and we appreciate that Bergen Engines could commit to these requirements,” Lubomir Fejko, Energyco’s project and site manager said in the press release.
Three minutes from start, the engines can operate with a 100 percent load to the rated speed of 750 rpm, and therefore, they are well suited to balance changes in the grid parameters, the press release said.
This will be Rolls-Royces first delivery of medium speed reciprocating engines to Slovakia, complimenting the installed base of 96 megawatts in central Europe.
The plant is scheduled for commissioning in early 2019.