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Wärtsilä Sending Power To Turkey

Posted on March 3, 2011

Wärtsilä, a supplier of flexible power plants and services to the global power generation market, has received an order to supply engines for a new power plant in Turkey.

The scope of supply covers seven Wärtsilä 18V50SG natural gas fueled engines with a combined output of 135 MW. The order has been placed by Odas Elektrik Uretim, an independent power producer, for its new plant at Urfa in south eastern Turkey. The plant is scheduled for completion in the fall 2011, and will supply power to the national grid.

The Wärtsilä 18V50SG spark-ignited gas engine reaches a power plant net efficiency rating of more than 50% in combined cycle mode, Wärtsilä said. The engine was introduced in fall 2010.

"When this project is completed, our generating capacity in Turkey will exceed 3 GW,” said Ufuk Berk, managing director with Wärtsilä Turkey. “Approximately 85% of these plants will be running on natural gas.”

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