UK-based steam turbine manufacturer Peter Brotherhood Ltd has won a
contract to supply seven new machines to Thal Industries in Pakistan
for its Layyah Sugar Mills subsidiary. Completion of the order, valued
at more than £1.6 million, will take the total number of Peter
Brotherhood turbines operating in Pakistan to over 150.
Peter Brotherhood has been supplying
turbines to the sugar industry in Pakistan since the early 1950s and
supplied its first steam turbine to Layyah Sugar Mills in 1978.
The seven machines in the current
order comprise two 3 MW multi-stage turbine generators which will
produce electrical power for mill machinery, four single stage 650 kW
mill drives and a single stage 1.7 MW shredder drive.
All the machines will take steam from
boilers fired by burning bagasse, the waste material left after sugar
cane processing - making this a particularly 'green' form of energy.
Peter Brotherhood has installed more
than 500 steam turbines, with power outputs of up to 20 MW, at sugar
mills around the world.