Wartsila B : Wärtsilä wins contract to supply 54.5 MW power plant to Madeira
08/22/2008| 04:00am US/Eastern
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 22 August
Wärtsilä will supply a 54.5 MW power plant for Madeira, Portugal. The
order was placed in July by Empreasa de Electricidade de Madeira
(EEM), a publicly owned energy company that generates and sells
electricity throughout the island of Madeira.
The "Vitoria III" project, which is an extension of the existing
Vitoria Thermal power plant, will supply electricity to the Madeira
grid. Of the island's total installed capacity of 240 MW, 183 MW are
already today provided by Wärtsilä power plants.
Wärtsilä's share of the total turnkey contract is valued at nearly
EUR 33 million. The balance of the contract will be supplied by
Wärtsilä's sales agent in Portugal, Energetus, with whom Wärtsilä has
signed a consortium agreement for this project.
"This is an important contract that Wärtsilä is proud to have been
awarded. The installation is challenging because of the plant's
location outside Funchal city centre with residential property
nearby, and for this reason extra noise abatement measures are
necessary. The modern technology that the reliable dual-fuel engines
represent, together with low emissions, excellent fuel consumption
and the support service that we can offer, were critical in our
winning this contract," commented Christer Strandvall, Wärtsilä's
Regional Director for Western Europe.
Wärtsilä will be responsible for supplying three of its Wärtsilä
18V50DF dual-fuel engines, the generators, most of the mechanical
auxiliary equipment, emission reduction equipment, electrical control
equipment, various buildings, as well as engineering services,
supervision and plant commissioning.
The first engine is scheduled to be in commercial operation in
December 2009, with the remaining two scheduled to become operational
a year later in December 2010.
The three Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines each have a rated output of
16,600 kWe and will run on heavy fuel oil until such time as gas is
available. The exhaust gases will, via heat recovery boilers,
generate steam that will be used for the power plant's internal fuel
heating and for driving a steam turbine that will generate 3.4 MW of
the total electrical output.
For further information, please contact:
Regional Director, Western Europe
Wärtsilä Power Plants
Direct tel: +358 40 830 7732
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1456
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