Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply and install a 46 MW dual-fuel power plant to the Caribbean Island of Antigua.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order was placed by Antigua Power Company Limited (APCL).
The plant will operate primarily on regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The project combines a power plant and an LNG gas terminal, storage and regasification facility.
APCL won the bid for this project on an international tender held by the tender board of Antigua and Barbuda on behalf of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA).
The LNG gas terminal project is being developed by US-based Eagle LNG in equal partnership with APCL, with APUA as the gas purchaser.
The project involves installation of a small-scale LNG storage and regasification terminal which will supply the fuel for the new power plant.
Wärtsilä has an installed base of power plants in the region with a combined capacity of more than 3300 MW.
Jon Rodriguez, director, power plants, North America, Wärtsilä Energy, said: “The integration of this new power plant with an LNG terminal is a clear demonstration of Wärtsilä bringing its technological know-how and experience to assist its customers in making use of more environmentally sustainable fuels.
“We have earlier carried out four successful projects with APCL and we are delighted to have again been selected for this important project. I believe it comes as an endorsement of both the Wärtsilä technology and the sales support capabilities we have throughout the Caribbean.”
The plant will operate with five Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines capable of operating with both gas and light fuel oil.
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