Quisqueya

Quisqueya I & II

Quisqueya, Dominican Republic

430MW

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.

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

THE CHALLENGE

Covering power need for both
a mine and national utility

Coordinating the very different
needs of two customers with a
single solution

Demanding tropical operating conditions

WÄRTSILÄ´S SOLUTION

2-in- 1 Flexicycle™ plant featuring
24 highly efficient 50DF engines

EPC delivery, Wärtsilä takes care
of the project up to the last bolt

Internal combustion engines insensitive to ambient conditions

BENEFIT

Dual benefit for both a mining company and the local population through a joint project

Peace of mind due to a turnkey solution

Outstandingly high efficiency in a tropical climate – above 48%

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Main data

   Customer   Barrick & EGE Haina
   Type   Flexicycle 50DF multi-fuel power plant
   Operating mode   Flexible baseload
   Gensets   12+12 x Wärtsilä 18V50DF 
   Total output   430 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas & heavy fuel oil (HFO)
   Scope   Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) 
   Delivered   2013
 

Contact us

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 Business
Tel. +1 281 233 6204

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