Powering the world

Parnaíba IV


56 MW

To meet the growing power demand, Parnaíba IV has the ready option available to double its capacity by adding more engine and auxiliary modules.



Energy security has become a priority in Brazil as the electric power supply has not kept pace with robust demand growth. Hydropower is the dominant source for electricity production, accounting for approximately 70% of Brazil’s installed capacity. However, droughts and diminishing reservoir levels in recent years have threatened capacity sufficiency. With supply deficits projected to occur by 2016, new thermal plants are needed to meet the country’s growing power requirements. By integrating natural gas production with power generation, ENEVA’s Parnaíba Complex in Brazil’s northeastern state of Maranhão provides access to a guaranteed fuel supply and reliable energy production.

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Main data

   Customer   ENEVA and partners
   Type   Wärtsilä 50 gas power plant
   Operating mode   Flexible baseload
   Gensets   3 x Wärtsilä 18V50SG
   Total output   56 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas
   Scope   EPC (engineering, procurement & construction)
   Delivered   2013

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Contact info

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

Jorge Alcaide
Regional Director, Brazil
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

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