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Quisqueya I & II

Dominican Republic

430MW


"Since we need to match the generation to the mine’s load, the advantage of Wärtsilä’s power plant is that  we can vary the dispatch to match the load without sacrificing efficiency or suffering maintenance  impacts"


- Bernerd L. Crill, Commercial Manager, Barrick Gold Mine
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Sometimes, one plus one does not equal two. The 25,000 inhabitants of Quisqueya, a small town close to San Pedro de Macorís, in the Dominican Republic, know so. In September 2011, Barrick Gold Corporation acquired a majority share in a soon-to-be-opened gold mine, some 100 kilometres away from the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo. As soon as the mining company understood the needs of their new power-hungry mine, they decided to place an order for a state-of-the-art Wärtsilä power plant. The way in which Barrick, its host country and Wärtsilä would cooperate for the greater good came to exceed the initial expectations of any of the three involved parties and strike gold in an unforeseen way.

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Main data


   Customer   Barrick Gold & EGE Haina (Industrial & Utility)
   Type   Flexicycle 50DF multi-fuel power plant
   Operating mode   Flexible baseload
   Gensets   12+12 x Wärtsilä 18V50DF 
   Total output   430 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas & HFO
   Scope   EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) 
   Delivered   2013


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Contact info

If you want to know more about the Quisqueya I & II project, please contact

Sampo Suvisaari
Regional Director, Central America & Latin America North
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+1 (281) 233-6204

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