Wärtsilä wins major $106m dual-fuel power plant order in Alaska

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply engineering and generating equipment for a new power plant to be installed in Alaska, USA.

The $160m order has been placed by Matanuska Electric Association (MEA), a Palmer, Alaska based member-owned co-operative utility.

The electricity produced will add power to the local grid and to MEA's roughly 4000 miles of transmission and distribution lines and supply electricity to more than 100 000 households.

General Manager Joe Griffith noted that: "Our member area is the fastest growing in the State of Alaska. We are confident that our choice of Wärtsilä engines provides the most reliable and cost-efficient power solution available, while meeting our projected load."

The scope of supply includes ten 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF (V configuration) dual-fuel generating sets that will be operated primarily on natural gas.

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