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 DALLAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) and Rolls-Royce plc today launched the Trent EconoPac, a complete 50-megawatt power generation package and announced the first order from Polsky Energy Corp.
 The Trent EconoPac, based on the Rolls-Royce Trent aero engine, produces 50 megawatts at a record-setting 42 percent efficiency in simple-cycle applications. Westinghouse incorporated the new engine into its proven EconoPac program, which provides for a fully integrated power generation package, including the electrical generator and all related subsystems.
 Polsky Energy Corp. has signed a letter of intent and is finalizing a contract with Westinghouse for a Trent EconoPac which will be used in a combined cycle for the St. Jerome Cogeneration project in Quebec. The Trent EconoPac will be shipped to the plant site 30 miles north of Montreal in early 1996. The plant will go into operation one year later.
 "Our goal is to provide Hydro Quebec with cost effective, reliable power," said Michael Polsky, president of Polsky Energy Corp. "Westinghouse and Rolls-Royce have put together a package with tremendous efficiency and operational flexibility, and the fact that the Trent is manufactured in Quebec is very important to us," he said.
 Initially the package will deliver 50 megawatts of power output; however, there is potential for growth which has been recognized in the design. The non-utility cogeneration markets of North America and Europe present the most immediate opportunities for the Trent EconoPac. The package is also expected to find applications in mid-merit, simple- cycle utility operations.
 Development of the industrial Trent is being performed by Rolls- Royce Gas Turbine Engines Canada Inc. with concurrent package design effort being performed by Westinghouse in Orlando, Fla. Work began in late 1992, and the first test of the engine is scheduled for August 1995.
 Under the terms of the Canada-Quebec Auxiliary Agreement for Industrial Development, the governments of Canada and Quebec will provide some C$17 million of the required C$140 million for the industrial Trent's research and development program in the form of a repayable, interest-free loan.
 Westinghouse is currently evaluating a number of facilities to assemble the EconoPac and related components, including its Canadian facilities.
 "The latest member of our EconoPac family sets a new benchmark for the industry," said Frank Bakos, vice president and general manager of the Westinghouse Power Generation business unit. "The Trent is a welcome addition to our full range of power generation products and services," he said.
 Richard Maudslay, managing director of the Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group, said: "The industrial Trent sets new standards in aero derivative gas turbines for power generation. Its design pedigree is based on the successful and proven RB211 family of aero derivative gas turbines. I have every confidence that the reliability and efficiency of this technology will be immediately evident to Trent EconoPac users."
 The Trent EconoPac now joins the RB211 EconoPac, which is already available. Rolls-Royce plc and Westinghouse Electric Corp. are working together on power generation products and technologies under a 15-year alliance signed last year. Both companies have agreed to collaborate on steam turbine, gas turbine and power generation technologies as well as marketing industrial gas turbines.
 Westinghouse, a leader in the global power generation market, is headquartered in Pittsburgh. The Westinghouse Power Generation business unit is headquartered in Orlando. Westinghouse has supplied more than 280,000 megawatts of power generation equipment worldwide.
 Rolls-Royce, headquartered in London, is a diversified high technology engineering company, operating worldwide in aerospace and industrial power markets.
 Polsky Energy Corp., headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., is an international developer of power generation projects.
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 /CONTACT: Paul Tobin of Westinghouse, 407-281-2525, or Robert Stangarone of Rolls-Royce, 703-318-9002/

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