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  • Power plant visualisation

Here is a visualisation of a power plant that is of similar size as you selected (click on the image to view full screen). When we deepen our discussions we can provide a layout visualisation that is according to the exact specifications of your power plant project.

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.

Read more about Wärtsilä 34SG  

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. 

Read more about Wärtsilä 31SG  

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.

Read more about Wärtsilä 50SG

Customer references

IPP4

Fuel flexibility increases the profitability of IPP4 power plant in Jordan

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To fulfil their power production agreement (PPA), the Jordan-based AES Levant Holding BV needed to have their IPP4 power plant commissioned for gas operation within a tight schedule. “We originally had a contractual setup to have the engines commissioned to gas operation as soon as gas was available. Now we can realise our contractual obligations towards the grid operator,” says Khaled Salameh, Director Operations & Maintenance at AES Levant Holding BV.

The IPP4 power plant, built in 2013 and located east of the Jordanian capital, Amman, runs on 16 Wärtsilä 18V50 dual-fuel engines with a total output of 241MW. The plant with its tri-fuel engine technology was mainly designed for peaking operation. Initially, the plant was commissioned to run on HFO since gas was not available at the time. “Once the set-up for natural gas supply was there, we wanted to commission the engines to gas operation,” says Mr Salameh.

Wärtsilä, the preferred choice

A full grid test of the plant could not originally be done since many of the tests needed to be done with gas as the main fuel. According to the PPA, the plant had to be commissioned on gas and grid tested within 25 days of gas becoming available.

This was a very short time frame, and Wärtsilä was chosen for the project since the company could not only do the commissioning, but also all the performance tests. “The commissioning was smooth and efficient. The work was finished in one month in the autumn of 2015. Wärtsilä worked hard, 24 hours a day, and all set schedules and performance requirements were met,” says Mr Salameh.

Wärtsilä’s people performed excellently and provided all the resources and required expertise needed.

A more profitable power plant

Wärtsilä´s project team followed-up on progress daily to ensure that the contractual milestones were fulfilled. The time challenge was solved through good co-operation between Wärtsilä and the AES O&M team. “We only had one party to follow up the progress with, since Wärtsilä had total responsibility for the full commissioning and testing.”

For AES, it is more convenient and profitable to run the IPP4 power plant on gas than HFO. This is mainly because the gas is delivered via pipeline to the power plant, whereas the HFO was delivered by trucks. The environmental impact from gas operations is also smaller than compared to HFO operation. The dispatch order for IPP4, as per the PPA, is higher on gas, hence the power plant is also more profitable. “Our power plant has now full operating flexibility. The most important benefit for us is that we are today able to fulfil our contractual obligations towards NEPCO, the grid operator, with regards to switching the plant to natural gas operation. And of course, that we now deliver on all the required performance guarantees of the plant,” says Mr Salameh.

After the commissioning work, Wärtsilä provided post-installation support, as a supervisor was on site monitoring the operations and providing support as necessary. Would Mr Khaled Salameh then recommend other power plant owners with similar needs to take advantage of Wärtsilä’s expertise? “Yes, I would recommend that,” he concludes.

    Challenge
    • Fulfilling highly detailed commissioning procedures in a fast track project (25 days)
    • Preventing the risk of part failures during commissioning
    Solution
    • Preparing procedure documentation and commissioning to gas operation of 16 Wärtsilä 18V50DF engines
    Benefits
    • Savings in operating costs
    • Reduced emission levels
    • Full operating flexibility

     


    More about flexible engine-technology

    More about flexible engine-technology

    The gas and multi-fuel brochure gives you deeper insights into how a gas power plant works.

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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
  • Read more about our operations and maintenance services

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