Wärtsilä wins power plant order

By Jack Burke16 March 2022

Order includes four 34SG gas engines

Wärtsilä will supply a natural gas fueled 22 MW engine power plant to the mining company Argonaut Gold Inc. at its Magino Project in Canada.

The power plant will provide electricity to the Magino Gold Mine located in the province of Ontario. The order includes four Wärtsilä 34SG gas engines, electrical equipment, auxiliaries and plant commissioning. The power plant will be in operation in 2023.

Wärtsilä will supply engines and other equipment for a power plant at a Canadian gold mine. (Image: Wärtsilä)

“The excellent reliability and heat rate efficiency of the Wärtsilä engines selected for this project are important factors for mining operations where power availability is absolutely essential and fuel costs are very significant. In 2021 alone, we received four engine power plant orders in Canada and three of those were from mining companies. This is a clear indication of our recognized capabilities and strength in this market,” commented Jon Rodriguez, Director, Engine Power Plants, North America, Wärtsilä Energy.

To date, Wärtsilä has supplied power generating capacity totaling 620 MW to mining operations in North America.

Wärtsilä said its engines are a future-proof investment that can already combust 100% synthetic carbon-neutral methane and methanol and have the ability to operate on blends of natural gas and hydrogen as well.

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