Wärtsilä Supplying 20 MW Plant In Iraq
By Jack Burke24 April 2019
Wärtsilä will supply a 20 MW power plant for an Iraqi cement producing plant.
The plant is being built by Al Shumookh Lucky Investments Ltd., a joint venture of Lucky Cement Ltd. and a limited liability company registered in the United Arab Emirates. The power plant will serve the Najmat Al-Samawa cement factory in Iraq.
The power plant will operate on two Wärtsilä 20V32TS engines running on locally available heavy fuel oil (HFO) with diesel as a back-up fuel. The engine is designed to deliver outstanding efficiency with reduced fuel and water consumption in hot temperatures, the company said. The 32 engine has a bore and stroke of 320 X 400 mm and offers 580 kW per cylinder.
Wärtsilä has a long-established relationship with Lucky Cement, one of Pakistan’s leading cement producers and exporters. The company has earlier built two power plants for Pakistan and one power plant for Iraq based on Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation technology.
“There is no greater endorsement of customer satisfaction than repeat orders,” said Pierpaolo Mazza, regional director, Wärtsilä Energy Business. “This is the seventh order received from Lucky Cement Limited, which indicates the success of Wärtsilä’s engine power plants in meeting our customers’ expectations, regardless of extreme climatic conditions
The equipment is scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2019, and the plant is expected to become fully operational during the third quarter of 2020.