Wärtsilä to supply a 92 MW power plant to Argentina
The equipment delivery project includes Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas. The value of the order is approximately EUR 30 million. The project was signed in July and it is included in Wärtsilä’s order book in the third quarter of 2016.
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.
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.
The Caimacinto plant will be situated in the north west of Argentina and reinforce the grid in the area.
Due to the long distances and the weight and height constraints along the road, Wärtsilä’s engines will be transported to the site in parts and be reassembled there.
The area where the plant will be situated is hot and rainy which poses additional challenges on the project team.
The equipment for the Caimancito power plant is expected to be delivered during 2016 and the plant will be fully operational in June 2017. ■