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Liquid fuel power plants

Liquid fuel power plants make power available anywhere, anytime. Proven long-term reliability makes these plants suitable for stationary and floating baseload, and for stand-by applications.

Wärtsilä liquid fuel power plants bring great value to the table, such as:

  • Tremendous fuel flexibility, with the possibility of running on heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil, crude oil, emulsified fuels or liquid biofuel.
  • Great dispatchability, ability to supply megawatts to grid within seconds, and reach full plant load in minutes.
  • Utilising heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the most efficient way possible.

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Liquid fuel power plant solutions

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia has diversified its economy and today it produces and exports a variety of industrial goods all over the world as the world’s largest oil producer and exporter.

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Viana, Brazil
    In 2008, Termelétrica Viana SA ordered a turnkey power plant comprising 20 Wärtsilä 20V32 engines giving 175 MW of installed electrical capacity and 170 MW of net electrical generation.

    Viana, Brazil

  • Termocabo, Brazil
    In 2001, the increasing demand for power, coupled with a lack of rain that caused many hydropower plants to stop operation or to operate below their generating capacity, drove Brazil into a serious electricity crisis. To overcome the crisis, the Brazilian Government developed a programme that included not only immediate severe rationing by population and industries, but also contracting emergency generation from independent power producers to complement the hydro-generation system over the following three and half years. The Electricity Energy Crisis Management Board (GCEE) approved the contracting of 58 power plants with a total output of 2155 MW.

    Termocabo, Brazil

  • Limbe, Cameroon
    The years 2000-2003 were exceptionally dry in Cameroon. Coupled with an increase in the demand for electricity from all sectors of the population, this led to a serious shortage of power in the dry season. The consequent load-shedding was deeply unpopular. A project was therefore started to provide new permanent power generation to address the urgent electricity shortage in the country through AES Sonel, a utility and a subsidiary of AES Corporation from the United States. The utility decided to invest in an HFO power plant at Limbe to cover the shortfalls in a country where more than 90% of the power capacity comes from hydropower plants.

    Limbe, Cameroon

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