Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received its first order from Poland for a gas engine-powered electrical generator.

Power provider Introl of Katowice has placed an order for a single Bergen B35:40 16-cylinder gas engine, which will be operated by OPEC Gdynia. The engine will be installed in a district heating system for the port city of Gdynia. Located in the town of Wejherowo-Nanice, just outside Gdynia, the plant is designed to provide 6.8MW of electricity to the national grid and up to 6MW of heat to the district heating system.

The new plant will be serviced by engineers based at the newly-opened Rolls-Royce Poland facility in Gdynia, ul.Kontenerowa 8.

The order represents the first sale of a Rolls-Royce gas engine into the expanding Polish market and emphasises the advantages Polish customers will gain as a result of a new Rolls-Royce Poland service facility recently opened in Gdynia.

Three other Polish power facilities, at Tarnów, Ostrów and Wladyslawowo, have a total of four generating sets supplied by UK packaging specialist Centrax that utilise the Rolls-Royce 501 gas turbine.