Wärtsilä to supply 22 MW power plant to Morocco

Wärtsilä Corporation
  • Press release
4 August 2017 at 10:00 AM E. Europe Standard Time

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply a 22 MW baseload power plant to Morocco’s state utility under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The main evaluation criterion for the project was the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) during an operating period of 20 years. LCOE measures the operating period costs divided by the energy produced.

The power plant consists of two Wärtsilä 46 engines, operating on heavy fuel oil with the capability to use light fuel oil as a back-up. This order is booked in the second quarter of 2017. The equipment will be delivered in early 2018, and the plant is expected to be fully operational in January 2019.

The growth in energy demand in Morocco is a result of improvements in the population’s access to a basic infrastructure – including electricity.  

With this new power plant, Wärtsilä will now have an installed base of 189 MW in Morocco, the total installed base in Africa being 6 GW.

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For more information, please contact:

Jerome Jouaville
Business Development Manager
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Tel: +33 6 74975225
jerome.jouaville@wartsila.com

Arnaud Gouet
Regional Director, West Africa
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Tel: +33 6 85082005
arnaud.gouet@wartsila.com

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Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global energy system integrator offering a broad range of environmentally sound solutions. Our offering includes ultra-flexible internal combustion engine based power plants, utility-scale solar PV power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. The flexible and efficient Wärtsilä solutions provide customers with superior value and enable a transition to a more sustainable and modern energy system. As of 2017, Wärtsilä has 63 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world.
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