Wartsila to supply gas-fired baseload power plant in Argentina
Helsinki: Wärtsilä, a global leader in advanced technologies and complete life cycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, will supply a 92 MW gas-fired baseload power plant to Sullair Argentina. The equipment delivery project includes Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas at order value of approximately EUR 30 million.
The order is one of five contracts that Wärtsilä was recently awarded in Argentina and which were announced in a stock exchange release in July, a Wartsila release said.
Argentina is suffering from energy shortage due to a history of widespread subsidies that have distorted the energy price and regulations that have complicated investments in power generation and distribution. Now the government seeks to remedy the issue by investing heavily in new capacity, focusing especially on increasing efficiency and adding renewable energy.
Sullair Argentina was awarded the Caimancito power plant project in the CAMMESA governmental bid in Argentina. They selected Wärtsilä as their equipment supplier because of Wärtsilä's efficiency and fast delivery time.
"This is a complicated project but we trust in Wärtsilä's project management capabilities and the technical expertise they can provide ," says Luis Vago, Director of Operations at Sullair.
The Caimacinto plant will be situated in the north west of Argentina and reinforce the grid in the area. The equipment for the Caimancito power plant is expected to be delivered during 2016 and the plant will be fully operational in June 2017.
Typhoon Haima makes landfall in China, Red alert in the nation