Wärtsilä has a long history and extensive experience in the design, construction and turn-key supply of power plants in the 4-600 MW range, running on gas, heavy fuel oil or light fuel oil. We deliver over 50 power plant projects each year.
At the end of 2013, Wärtsilä had over 55 GW of installed capacity in power plants in 169 countries around the world. Here you will find a few example projects we have delivered to our customers.
AGIP Ecuador is the operator of the 40,000 bpd Villano oil field in the Oriente jungle in Ecuador. Since the drilling site is located in a national park, the environment at the drilling site is conserved by transporting the oil by flowlines to the Central Processing Facility site some 44 km away.
The Aliaga power plant, which belongs to Cakmaktepe Energy, has been built in three phases. The first phase was contracted in 2006, with two extensions added later in 2008. Wärtsilä equipment was specified for all three stages of the plant's development, and altogether the company has supplied the facility with 28 Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas-fired generating sets and two steam turbines, producing more than 270 MW of electricity.
The plant’s 19 engines will be split across four blocks of engines (5 + 5 + 5 + 4) housed in two adjacent powerhouses. Radiators for each block are located on the roof and the entire plant will be controlled from a single control room. As the plant will be used purely for peaking as a grid stabilising plant, it is expected to operate for between 2000 and 3000 hours a year.
Wärtsilä received an order in June, 2007 to supply and install a 160 MW power plant at the Attock Refinery Ltd site near Rawalpindi in Pakistan. The project took 15 months to complete and commercial operations were commenced at the end of 2008.
A 85 MW Wärtsilä baseload power plant is operating on the Eden-Yuturi oil field development site in Eastern Ecuador. The plant is owned and operated by Petroamazonas EP and located on Block 12 in the Ecuador Oriente jungle at the Napo River.
The 85 MW Gera power plant in the city of Manaus, northern Brazil was handed over to the customer in December 2006. The five Wärtsilä 18V46GD engines in the power plant, built under an EPC contract, are supplying baseload power to the Manaus grid.