Pictured: Wartsila's 50DF multi-fuel engines.
By Editors of Power Engineering
Wartsila has entered an agreement to supply a 101-MW Smart Power Generation plant to Pampa Energia S.A. in Argentina.
The delivery includes Wartsila 50DF multi-fuel engines running on natural gas, as well as heavy fuel oil as a backup. As the order is a fast-track delivery, the power plant will be delivered during 2017 and should be fully operational by December 2017.
The power plant’s site adjacent to the Ing White port close to Bahia Blanca city is both a key location within the high voltage grid in Argentina and offers secure access to HFO used as a backup fuel in spite of regular gas shortages in the country.
Argentina is undergoing constant development of its power system and preparing for the entrance of renewable energy sources. CAMMESA, the national grid system operator, has chosen to use engine-based power generation technology to balance fluctuations caused by intermittent renewable power.
This is the sixth project awarded to Wartsila in Argentina this year, and the second with Pampa Energia S.A.