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Gas power plants

Wärtsilä gas power plants use natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel available, in the most economical way. This is possible thanks to their high efficiency at any load and unbeatable flexibility to start and stop exactly according to needs.

Besides the combination of efficiency and flexibility, these gas power plants also offer low emissions, and can provide a great amount of power in a reduced site, making it the optimal solution for locations where minimizing the environmental impact is a priority. As such, they can be placed close to consumption nodes, optimizing the power system.

Wärtsilä gas power plants can use following fuels: natural gas, LNG, LPG and various biogases.

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Advantages of a gas power plant

  • Plant electrical efficiency of up to 50% in simple cycle and 54% in combined cycle mode
  • Only 5 bar gas pressure requirements for operation, which means no gas compressor is needed at the plant
  • Lean-burn technology guarantees very low emissions by itself, complying with most regulations, including IFC (World Bank group)
  • By adding an SCR (selective catalythic reduction) unit, even the most stringent standards worldwide can be met

Gas power plant scheme

Typical SG power plant

This is a simplified scheme of what a 50 MW Wärtsilä gas-fired power plant looks like.

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Gas power plant solutions

Power-to-X and Future fuels

Technologies for replacing fossils exist already today and Power-to-X is one of the key components to reach the final 100% while mitigating climate change, allowing a carbon neutral society.

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  • Malicounda, Senegal
    With 450 MW of installed capacity in Senegal, Wärtsilä is the country’s leading provider of power generation equipment. The Matelec company placed an order for the delivery of an energy efficient 130 MW Flexicycle™ power plant. This investment will enable Senegal to achieve its goal of reducing consumer electricity pricing.

    Malicounda, Senegal

  • IPP4 power plant
    Fuel flexibility increases power plant profitability

    IPP4 power plant

  • Marquette Energy Center, USA
    When the temperature drops to –40 degrees Celsius, blackouts are not an option. In order to secure a reliable energy supply and enable more renewable energy, Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) in Michigan, USA, opted for Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation technology. As an added benefit, the ultra-flexible power plant provides a new source of income by following real-time electricity prices. The dual-fuel plant replaces old coal-fired capacity.

    Marquette Energy Center, USA

  • Ittehad Chemicals
    Frequency conversion to ensure economic and reliable power stability.

    Ittehad Chemicals

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