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Aksa Samsun Power Plant To Feature Wärtsilä Engine

Posted on September 28, 2010

Wärtsilä, a global supplier of decentralized power plant products, has received an engineering and equipment contract for the extension of the Aksa Samsun power plant in Samsun, Turkey.

The power plant will be extended to incorporate the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s gas engine portfolio, the Wärtsilä 18V50SG engine, which has an electrical output of 18.32 MW. This will be the first installation of the 18V50SG unit, which has an efficiency rating of more than 50% in combined cycle mode, the company said.

The Aksa Samsun power plant currently operates seven Wärtsilä 18V46 engines running on heavy fuel oil, six of which will be converted to 18V46GD engines for gas-fired operation. Once the engine has been commissioned in 2011, the power plant will have a total electrical output of 130 MW in combined cycle mode, which will supply power to the national grid, Wärtsilä said.

The scope of supply also includes the controls, automation and auxiliary equipment related to the fuel gas, charge air, cooling and exhaust gas systems.

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