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Mauritius Turns To BWSC For Another Power Plant

Posted on April 4, 2011

Danish engineering company Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) has secured a US$90 million (€63.2 million) contract to build another 60 MW power plant in Mauritius, Africa.

The Fort Victoria Phase 2 power plant will be handed over in July 2012, and is expected to increase Mauritius’ electricity generating capacity by more than 15%. The project is an extension of an existing power plant that BWSC delivered to the Central Electricity Board in 2010, the company said.

Anders Heine Jensen, BWSC’s executive director, said the new power station, a full turnkey extension to the existing plant, includes four (15 MW each) Wärtsilä 16V46 four stroke diesel engines with ABB alternators.

Because the plant, which runs on heavy fuel oil, is close to a residential area, BWSC has used select technology to achieve low noise from the plant. It also is equipped with modern features that are designed to produce low emissions. The plant also has waste incineration capabilities and a 65 m stack, Jensen said.

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