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Wärtsilä Receives Major Order for 100 MW Multi-Fuel Power Plant

Posted on January 29, 2009

The fuel flexibility of Wärtsilä's power plants offers an optimal solution to independent power producers seeking to overcome the challenges of power supply problems. Wärtsilä, a leading supplier of flexible power plants for the decentralised power generation market, has been contracted to supply a 100 MW power plant to be installed in Ewekoro, approximately 70 kilometres from Lagos, Nigeria.

The new power plant will comprise six Wärtsilä 18V50DF engines that can operate on either heavy fuel oil (HFO), light fuel oil (LFO) or gas. The turnkey project will supply electricity to Lafarge WAPCO's existing cement works, as well as to its new cement plant currently under construction. This new order, together with the plants already delivered by Wärtsilä to Nigeria, will produce a combined generating capacity of approximately 400 MWe.

Wärtsilä is also currently negotiating a subsequent operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement whereby it will take responsibility for the running of the power plant, thus allowing the customer to focus on its core cement producing business. When installed, the new plant will ensure a reliable electricity supply to the cement factories thus making them independent of the fluctuating supply from the grid.

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