Powering the world



175 MW

Viana Power Plant - Brazil

In 2008 Termelétrica Viana SA ordered a turnkey power plant comprising twenty Wärtsilä 20V32 engines of 175 MW of installed electrical capacity. The Viana project is controlled by a Brazilian Private Equity Fund managed by BTG Pactual, who also owns another power plant in Brazil with five Wärtsilä 18V46 generating sets.

The Viana power plant burns high viscosity heavy fuel oil and is connected to the main national grid. Construction started in October 2008 and the plant was commissioned at the end of 2009. The Viana installation is operated in a hot stand-by mode with short notice switchover capability to baseload operation.

Contributory factors in Wärtsilä winning the power plant contract were the high total efficiency provided by Wärtsilä’s engines, and Wärtsilä’s ability to provide a total power solution including turnkey delivery and full operations and maintenance of the plants after delivery.

Main data

Name: Viana
Location: Viana, Espirito Santo State, Brazil
Owner: Termeletrica Viana S/A
Delivered: 2009
Engines: 20 x Wärtsilä 20V32
Total electrical output: 175 MW
Fuel: Heavy fuel oil

Related downloads

A brief guide to the technical features and performance of the Wärtsilä 32 engine.

Learn more about how easy it is to run and maintain a flexible Wärtsilä engine power plant.

Contact info

If you want to know more about the Viana project, please contact

Jorge Alcaide
Regional Director, Brazil
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

© 2019 Wärtsilä