Wärtsilä awarded five major power plant projects in Argentina
Helsinki: Wartsila Energy Solutions, a leading global supplier of ultra-flexible power plants,has been awarded five power plant projects, which will support development of the national grid in Argentina, a company communique said on Friday.
Contracts for three power plants, totalling EUR 78 million, have been signed with Industrias J.F.Secco S.A. (Secco) and are included in Wärtsilä's order book for the second quarter of 2016. Additionally, Wärtsilä has been awarded two projects with two other Argentinian independent power producers, which are expected to be included in Wärtsilä's order book in the third quarter of 2016. The combined output of all five plants will be 382 MW. The total value of these orders is estimated to be approximately EUR 150 million.
The three power plants for Secco, with a total output of 192 MW, are all based on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. The plants will be run primarily on gas and heavy fuel oil will be used as the back-up fuel. Thirteen Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines are included in the deliveries for two of the plants, while four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines will power the third plant. All three locations are in the Santa Fe province in central Argentina. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered in early 2017. The plants will be fully operational during the second half of 2017.
"We need dual-fuel technology to cope with the varying supply of natural gas here in Argentina. Wärtsilä's technology and the technical support that they have provided were the key reasons why we chose to work with Wärtsilä," says Osvaldo C. Calvo, International Business Manager, Industrias J.F.Secco S.A.
"We are very happy to be part of strengthening the national grid in Argentina. These plants, totalling 382 MW in output, will increase five-fold Wärtsilä's installed capacity in Argentina," says Alberto Fernandez, Regional Director, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.