The technology group Wärtsilä will supply two power plants having a total gross capacity of 188 MW to an Investor Owned Utility in the USA. The contract is contingent upon receipt of regulatory approvals and covers the engineering and equipment (EEQ) delivery for the two plants, both using natural gas as fuel. The equipment will be delivered in 2018, and the plants are scheduled to be operational in 2019. The order, valued at approximately EUR 80 million, is booked for the second quarter of 2017.
The power plants will provide reliable and affordable electricity for some 40,000 residential and business consumers. The power plants, both featuring Wärtsilä 50SG engines, will also help to offset a loss in generating capacity caused by the scheduled retirement of a local coal-fired plant. The switch from coal to Wärtsilä power plant running on clean natural gas will enable significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
After major contracts signed with the cities of Denton and Tallahassee over the past 12 months, Wärtsilä continues to grow its footprint in the USA. The current installed base, including projects under construction, is more than 3,000 MW. Globally, Wärtsilä's installed power plant base is 63 GW in 176 countries.
About Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global systems integrator offering a broad range of environmentally sound solutions. Its offering includes ultra-flexible internal combustion engine based power plants and utility-scale solar PV power plants, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. The flexible and efficient Wärtsilä solutions provide customers with superior value and enable a transition to a more sustainable and modern energy system. As of 2017, Wärtsilä has 63 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world www.smartpowergeneration.com.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.wartsila.com.