Wärtsilä delivers dual-fuel power plant to Trinidad and Tobago

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 11 December 2007 at 15:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä was awarded a contract in November 2007 by Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), the national electric utility in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, to supply a dual-fuel power plant, which runs both on natural gas and light fuel oil. The contract is valued at approximately 77 million US dollars (approxim EUR 52,3 million) . This baseload power plant will be the first natural gas reciprocating engine plant of its kind in the region.

The Wärtsilä power plant will be commissioned in September 2009 and it will be located at the Cove Industrial Estate in Cove on the island of Tobago. The power plant will supply electricity to Tobago and also transmit power to the main island of Trinidad via two existing submarine cables. The Wärtsilä power generating facility will be producing a total of 64 MW.

Wärtsilä will also operate the Cove plant for an initial period of five years under a full operations and maintenance agreement.

"Wärtsilä was selected as the contractor for this new gas-fired power plant in Tobago following a rigorous tendering and evaluation process. With clean-burning natural gas as the primary fuel, this new dual-fired, high-efficiency plant will augment the country's baseload generation capacity and will fully meet Tobago's demand, presently at 40MW, for at least the next ten years,” said Indarjit Singh, General Manager of Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission.

For further information, please contact:
Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications, phone +358 10 709 5235

About Wärtsilä:
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 15,000 professionals manning 150 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.


About Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC):
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission is the sole provider of electricity on the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The company was established in 1946 and today, with a work force of approximately 2500, serves close to 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.