Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel power plant

  • Fast start-up, loading and unloading together with fast power response time ensure dynamic operation of the power system and provide balancing flexibility needed to integrate the increased levels of renewables.
  • Multi-fuel operation with high efficiency combined with high reliability and flexibility makes this solution perfect for flexible baseload applications including daily starts and stops, also providing ancillary services like regulation up&down.
  • Highly efficient multi-fuel simple-cycle solution, with over 48% efficiency
  • Can operate on natural gas or any liquid fuel, including HFO, and switch between them back and forth while delivering power to the grid.
  • Full power can be achieved with a wide range of gas qualities.
  • Robust, reliable genset, proven in the most challenging environments
  • Combination of low emissions in gas mode with an efficient liquid fuel mode that can use low-grade fuel oils.
  • Optimised performance and efficiency throughout the lifecycle by Wärtsilä’s lifecycle solutions
    - Technical support and expertise services
    - Parts maintenance and repair services

Key figures

    Output & configuration
    Plant output   50-700 MW
    Configuration  3-36x 18V50DF

    Efficiency  Gas  48 
     Liq. fuel 46
    Ramp rate  % load /min >100
    Minimum load  Efficiency mode  %  3
     Spinning mode %  30 
    Loading & unloading

       Sync Full 
    Regular start time Gas  min  < 3  < 15 
     Liq. fuel < 3 < 15 
    Fast start time  Gas  min < 3 < 10 
     Liq. fuel  < 1 < 10 
    Ultra fast start time  min  n/a n/a 
     Stop time  min  1

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