Wartsila will supply gas engines for a new Turkish power plant with a combined output of 135 MW. When the project is completed, Wartsila's generating capacity in Turkey will exceed 3 GW. About 85 percent of these plants will be running on natural gas.
The scope of supply covers seven Wartsila 18V50SG natural gas fuelled engines with a combined output of 135 MW of electricity. The order has been placed by Odas Elektrik Uretim, an independent power producer for its new plant at Urfa in south eastern Turkey. The plant is scheduled for completion in the fall 2011, and will supply power to the national grid.
The Wartsila 18V50SG spark-ignited gas engine is the largest gas powered combustion engine generating set in the world. It reaches an exceptionally high power plant net efficiency rating of more than 50 percent in combined cycle mode.
The engine was introduced in autumn 2010. The first installation also took place in Turkey where there is a need to rapidly increase efficient generation capacity.