Wärtsilä, a Finland-based specialist in flexible power plants, has signed a contract worth €75M to supply a 101MW plant to Pampa Energía in Argentina.
Under the contract, Wärtsilä will provide a turnkey solution, including the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the plant.
The scope of the contract includes the provision of Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel engines operating on natural gas, and heavy-fuel oil (HFO) as a back-up fuel when required.
The power plant will be located in Central Piedra Buena, next to the Ing White port close to Bahia Blanca city in Buenos Aires Province. It will be delivered during 2017 and is set to commence operations in December 2017.
Wärtsilä business development manager Gaston Giani said: “Our long-lasting relationship with Pampa Energía S.A continues with this project. We are also happy to see that our technology is recognized as an enabler of renewable energy in Argentina.”
Pampa Energía commercial director Rubén Turienzo said: “Wärtsilä’s multi-fuel capability makes the economics of the project solid for us. It allows us to choose HFO as back-up instead of LFO, which is the option with gas turbines. Additionally, we know that Wärtsilä can deliver an EPC project on time with high quality.”