EDG order for Belarusian nuclear plant

23 November 2014

Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has won an order to supply ten emergency diesel generators for Ostrovets 1&2, two Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors currently under construction in Belarus.

The order from St. Petersburg-based contractor, Zvezda Energetika, is worth 'several tens of millions of Euros,' MTU said.

The gensets have an electrical power output of 6300 kW, making them the most powerful in MTU's portfolio. They are based on the high-speed 20V 956 TB34 engines, which boasts an almost 5% higher output than the previous version, MTU says.

The EDGs are due to be delivered in 2016 and 2017. The plant, which is being supplied by Russian state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, is expected to start commercial operation from 2018.

"We see this contract as confirming us as the leading foreign supplier of emergency diesel gensets for Rosatom and consolidating our market leadership position in the EDGs market for VVER reactors," commented Michael Haidinger, CSO at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

MTU is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce. The company has been involved in the supply of emergency diesels to numerous VVER nuclear power plants over the last few years, including Tianwan 1&2 and 3&4 in China, Novovoronezh II 1&2 in Russia and Mochovce 3&4 in Slovakia.

Photo: Emergency genset (Source; MTU)

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