Wärtsilä to supply 40 MW power plant to Tanzania

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 16 December 2016 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä will supply a 40 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Geita Gold Mining Limited in Tanzania. The turn-key engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order includes four Wärtsilä 32TS engines running on heavy or light fuel oil. The plant is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2018. The order is included in Wärtsilä’s order book for the fourth quarter of 2016.

The power plant will provide a reliable electricity supply to the Geita gold mine, located in the Lake Victoria goldfields of the Mwanza region in north-western Tanzania. Being off-grid means that the mine needs to secure its own power supply and Wärtsilä’s technology fits the need very well. Since the mine needs to remain operational at all times, the reliability, high efficiency, and quality of the Wärtsilä solution were key factors in the award of the contract. Additionally, Wärtsilä has a strong track-record of EPC projects in various locations in Africa.

The Wärtsilä 32TS engines are two-staged turbocharged, making them ideally suited for tough operating environments, such as the high elevation location of the Geita mine. ”Our two-stage turbocharged 32TS engines are well suited for this particular application. The Wärtsilä power plant offers high simple cycle efficiency, and little deration on the electrical power at the elevated site conditions”, says Joost Bos, Business Development Manager at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions. 

Wärtsilä has a strong footprint in Africa with an installed base of more than 6500 MW. Globally, Wärtsilä’s installed base is more than 60 GW in 176 countries.

For additional information, please contact:

Joost Bos
Business Development Manager
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Tel: +358 10 7091056

Jukka-Pekka Niemi
General Manager, Marketing
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Tel: +358 50 465 2805

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions in brief
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global supplier of ultra-flexible power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for baseload, peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent renewable energy. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions also provides utility-scale solar PV power plants, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2016, Wärtsilä has 60 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.