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Wärtsilä Supplying Engines For Power Plant Expansion

Posted on August 23, 2012
Wärtsilä's scope of supply for the power plant includes six Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas.

Wärtsilä's scope of supply for the power plant includes six Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas.

Wärtsilä will supply equipment for a gas-engine-based expansion to the McArthur River zinc mine power plant in Australia's Northern Territory. EDL NGD (NT) Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of the international energy company, Energy Developments Ltd (EDL), is undertaking the project. EDL NGD will sell the electricity generated by the plant to McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Xstrata, the international mining resources company.

Wärtsilä's scope of supply includes six Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas and related engineering services. The total combined output of the engines will be 53 MW. Delivery should be completed by early 2013, with the power plant expected to be fully operational by the end of 2013, Wärtsilä said.

The Wärtsilä 34SG is a four-stroke, spark-ignited gas engine that works according to the Otto process and the lean-burn principle, the company said. The medium-speed engine suited for baseload, intermediate, peaking, and cogeneration plants.