Wärtsilä opened its local service network station in the Dominican Republic, to increase Wärtsilä service level to its customers in the country, as well as in Haiti and Cuba. The company was named Wärtsilä Dominicana CxA.
In this same year, Wärtsilä installed in San Pedro de Macoris, the biggest barge power plant in the world, Owned by Ege Haina (Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina, S.A.), one of the largest power generator companies of the Dominican Republic’s interconnected system. This plant was named Sultana del Este.
Wärtsilä supplied two Vasa 12V32LN engines to Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, the producer and marketer of beer, malt and rum company of Grupo Leon Jimenes, the main beer producer company of the country.
Due to the rapid increase in workload, Wärtsilä Dominicana decided to extend the workshop and add more reconditioning facilities.
Wärtsilä supplied a 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engine that generates 7.2 MW to Grupo Punta Cana, one of the most relevant accommodation companies in the country. In addition to the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, Grupo Punta Cana had also signed a ten-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract with Wärtsilä.
Wärtsilä supplied four 18V32LN generating sets to Domicem, one of the most important cement factories in the country, producing a total of more than 25 MW. That same year, in addition to the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, Domicem had also signed a five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract with Wärtsilä.
Wärtsilä also supplied one 18V32LN engine to Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, to provide a combined capacity of 17MW, to be use internally.
Within Managing for the Future to ensure efficiency and encourage further growth, a new streamlined organizational structure has been set up. Wärtsilä Dominicana and Wärtsila Puerto Rico have joined forces; as a result of this we are known as the Service Unit Caribbean (SUCAR).
Wärtsilä and Domicem renewed their five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for five more years.
Due to the growth in the services offering catalogue and the workload at the workshop, as well as, to be more accessible to its customers, Wärtsilä decided to move its administrative offices to the centre of Santo Domingo.
Wärtsilä won a contract to supply equipment for the first turnkey energy conversion project to natural gas of Wärtsilä engines in the country, at Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana facilities.
Wärtsilä won a contract for a turnkey project to supply a totally new gas engine (Vasa 18V32DF) to replace a Vasa 18V32LN engine that work with Heavy Fuel Oil, to CEPM (Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao S.A.) a very important power generator company in the country, that supply energy to Punta Cana-Macao tourist zone including the extended coastline between Miches and Juanillo.
Wärtsilä installed in Santo Domingo, the first LNG barge power plant owned by Seaboard, the plant was named Estrella del Mar II. Provide a capacity of 106 MW.
Los Origenes Power Plant is the first land base LNG power plant to be installed by Wärtsilä in the Dominican Republic, as an initiative of Miguel Feris & co. The installation of this new power plant in San Pedro de Macoris, not only contributes to the national power generation, it also contributes to an ecological production that is not dependent on fossil fuel oil.
Wärtsilä started constructing a mega size Multi Fuel Power Plant, under two separate EPC Wärtsilä is supplying and installing two almost identical power plants, known as Quisqueya I and II with a total capacity of 430 MW for two separate clients. The first project is a captive power plant that will power the Pueblo Viejo Gold mine, operated by Barrick Gold, while the second will be an important generating asset.