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Suggested range of engines

Suggested range of engines

Based on your selections we suggest that you familiarize yourself with our range of gas engines. Once we have a deeper understanding of your power plant needs we can further define which specific engine model is most suitable for your power plant project.

The main products in our gas engine range are presented here: 

Wärtsilä 34SG (ca 10MW unit) - agility and flexibility combined with high efficiency over the whole load range and in any operating profile makes this plant excellent for both flexible baseload and peak load, and supporting the grid with a variety of ancillary services.

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Wärtsilä 31SG (ca 11 MW unit) - this is the newest and most efficient gas engine we offer. Wärtsilä 31SG takes efficiency to a new level for internal combustion engines.

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Wärtsilä 50SG (ca 18MW unit) - High efficiency in a small footprint combined with high reliability and flexibility makes this solution perfect for flexible baseload applications including daily starts and stops, also providing ancillary services like regulation up&down and tertiary reserves.

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Customer references

  • Benndale, Missisippi, USA

    Enabling an increase in variable generation with more flexible capacity that can rapidly start up when needed.

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    Benndale, Mississippi, USA
  • 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.

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    Malicounda, Senegal
  • IPP4 power plant

    Fuel flexibility increases power plant profitability

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  • 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.

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    Marquette  Power Plant - Michigan - USA
  • Huinala, Mexico

    Mexico is quickly amending its energy laws, creating a new electricity market and allowing the private sector to participate freely in the generation and sale of electricity. The new strategy targets private and international investors, thus changing the market situation. The new regulations pave way for independent power producer (IPP) projects that will help the Mexican energy sector to not only cover the national demand, but also export electricity to its neighbouring countries.

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    Huinala Power plant - Mexico
  • McArthur River Mine, Australia

    The McArthur River Mine in Australia, is one of the world’s largest providers of zinc in bulk concentrate form. Global energy producer EDL is responsible for supplying power to the mine. Wärtsilä has been a trusted partner for EDL for many years now, delivering gas engines and providing lifecycle services for condition-based maintenance to the power plant. The end result is better fuel efficiency, a low levelised cost of electricity, lower OPEX and guaranteed availability.

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  • Woodland 3, Modesto, California, USA

    The state of California is known for its amazing nature and climate. Being home to beautiful beaches, sandy deserts and redwood forests alike, it is hard to find a corner of the planet with comparable natural and climatic diversity. It’s certainly called the Golden State for a reason! But to keep it golden, its inhabitants and regulators are very aware that its fate cannot be left to chance. Climate change is a real threat, and biological degradation could pose a serious risk to an agricultural region that feeds well over 100 million people.

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    Woodland 3 Generation Station - Modesto
  • Portland General Electric, Portland, USA

    Wärtsilä’s 50SG engines provide peaking power without efficiency loss in Port Westward Unit 2 in Portland, Oregon. The flexibility allows to adjust quickly when renewable energy – like wind and solar – rise and fall with natural variability.

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    Port Westward Power Plant - Oregon
  • Parnaíba IV, Brazil

    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.

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    Wartsila power plant - Parnaiba IV Brazil
  • Cheong Soo, South Korea

    In May 2007, Wärtsilä was awarded a contract from JB Enertek Co., Ltd., South Korea, to deliver engineering and equipment (EEQ) in two phases for a 25.3 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP). The plant is located in Cheong Soo community in Cheon Ahn City, approximately 100 kilometres south of Seoul, Korea.

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    Wartsila power plant - Cheong Soo - South Korea
  • Makuhari, Japan

    The growing demand for natural gas as fuel and the increasing importance of environmental values in Japan have encouraged investments in gas-fired power generation systems. The green point of view has also contributed to the rise of interest towards trigeneration energy sources.

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    Makuhari Power Plant, Japan
  • United Ashuganj, Bangladesh

    A groundbreaking 200MW co-generation power plant solving Bangladesh's energy puzzle.

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    United Ashuganj Power Plant - Bangladesh
  • Grande Côte, Senegal

    The Grande Côte Mineral Sands Project aims to extract valuable zircon and titanium dioxide from sandy deposits along the Senegalese coast from 2014 for at least the next 20 years.

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    Grande Cote Power Plant - Senegal
  • Sasolburg, South Africa

    "Our old generating equipment was replaced with more efficient units. New power plant technology is used to meet increased demand for electricity. Gas-engine technology allows us to reduce our carbon footprint by more than 40%."

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    Sasolburg operations
  • Kipevu II-III, Kenya

    The Kipevu II project started in 1996 when the Government of Kenya embarked on a series of major policy reforms, including private sector investments. This resulted in the Government of Kenya issuing an international tender for a power generating station in Mombasa known as Kipevu II. In November 1996, Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services, Inc. (WDFS) submitted a proposal in response to the tender and the contract for developing the Kipevu II project was awarded to WDFS in 1997.

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  • Barrick Gold, USA

    Wärtsilä supplied a 116 MW gas power plant for the Canadian gold mining company Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.'s mine project in Nevada, USA. The plant, which is Wärtsilä's largest gas power plant to date for decentralized generation, was delivered to the customer as a turnkey contract. It was started up in October 2005.

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    Barrick Gold Power Plant
  • UTE Linhares, Brazil

    Linhares Geração S.A. of Brazil has ordered a stand-by gas power plant with 24 Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines. The power plant with a total output of 204 MW is supplied under an EPC contract.

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    UTE Linhares Power Plant
  • Plains End I & II, CO, USA

    When deciding on the technology for Plains End I & II, the critical factors for Cogentrix were the ability to operate at peak efficiency in demanding ambient conditions (6150 feet (1845 m) above sea level, average temperature of 97°F (36°C)), and the capability to cope with sudden load swings created by wind power and the distinct wind patterns in the Rocky Mountains.

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    Plains End I & II - Colorado
  • Pearsall Station, Texas, USA

    The new energy landscape of the 21-century calls for cleaner, more sustainable energy. Texas has responded to the challenge by installing more than 12 GW of wind power, more than any other US state. However, wind power is as unpredictable as it is green.

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    Pearsall Station, Texas, USA
  • Lake Kivu, Rwanda

    This power plant utilises naturally occurring methane gas from Lake Kivu to generate electricity via Wärtsilä 34SG engines. Total output will be 25 MW. By reducing gas levels in the lake while, at the same time, providing additional power generating capacity, both environmental and economic targets can be met. This is the first time that Lake Kivu’s methane gas will be used to fuel a power plant of this size.

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    Lake Kivu
  • Antelope Station, Texas, USA

    THE WIND ENABLER RETURNS TO TEXAS The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative debated different back-up power alternatives for addressing the challenges associated with their high proportion of intermittent wind-driven generating capacity. Agricultural irrigation with its heavily varying demand for electricity further increased the flexibility demands on the wind-following plant. The quick starts and high efficiency of Wärtsilä's technology provided an ideal fit.

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    Antelope Station, Texas
  • Quisqueya I & II, Dominican Republic

    In September 2011, Barrick Gold Corporation acquired a majority share in a gold mine located some 100 kilometres from the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo. The mining company quickly placed an order for a state-of-the-art Wärtsilä power plant to satisfy the needs of their new power-hungry mine

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    Quisqueya Power Plant - Dominican Republic
  • Manisa, Turkey

    Wärtsilä was awarded a major power plant contract for an 85 MW replacement and extension of an existing diesel power plant at Manisa in western Turkey. It involved the first Wärtsilä 50DF generating sets for a power plant installation, while Wärtsilä 34SG sets were added in the extension. The new plant allowed a change of fuel from heavy fuel oil to natural gas.

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    Manisa Power Plant
  • Humboldt Bay Generating Station, USA

    The Plant is located in Humboldt County near Eureka in northern California. PG&E selected Wärtsilä's technology in order to repower their existing Humboldt Bay plant. When compared to the existing 50 year old PG&E plant, the new facility will be 33% more efficient with 85% fewer ozone forming compounds and a 34% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions production.The plant was designed to meet the stringent air permitting requirements and California Energy Commission requirements in California.

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    Humboldt Bay Generating Station - California
  • Gera, Brazil

    In 2022 Wärtsilä has successfully converted the dual-fuel combustion engines to Wärtsilä 50SG gas-fuelled engines. This major upgrade will lower costs and emissions while improving reliability.

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  • Eklutna Generation Station, Palmer, Alaska, USA

    "In the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, these engines can switch fuels without a hiccup."

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    Eklutna Generation Station Palmer
  • Aliaga, Turkey

    The Aliaga power plant, which belongs to Cakmaktepe Energy, has been supplied with 28 Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas-fired generating sets and two steam turbines, producing more than 270 MW of electricity.

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    Aliaga Power Plant

More about flexible engine technology

More about flexible engine-technology

Wärtsilä offers a wide range of flexible engine power plant solutions that can provide baseload availability or support an optimised transition to renewable energy.

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Wärtsilä EPC know-how available for you!

Wärtsilä EPC know-how

Wärtsilä’s wide range of project service options offer an unbeatable advantage to any power plant project. With 30 years of experience from projects in more than 90 countries, we can prove that our project management, engineering, procurement, installation and construction, logistics and commissioning services are of the highest quality and lowest risk.

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Wärtsilä services as your partner in power plant operations and maintenance

Wärtsilä services as your partner in power plant operations and maintenance

An operation & maintenance solution with Wärtsilä means entering into a partnership, agreeing on and working towards shared productivity and profitability goals for your company.

Customer benefits:

  • Wärtsilä responsible for operation & maintenance
  • Lifecycle cost guarantee
  • Risk management
  • Optimised operation and ensured performance
  • Maximised productive lifetime of the installation
  • Maximised return on investment
  • Latest information on product development and technical upgrades

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