Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply a 384 MW gas power plant to Azerbaijan. In terms of output, this is the largest single power plant order that Wärtsilä has ever received.
When completed, the BoyukShor power plant located close to the capital Baku, will be operated by Azerenerji JSC, the state-owned utility.
Wärtsilä’s scope of supply will be 21 Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas, related auxiliaries and process equipment.
The plant is scheduled to be operational in autumn 2013, and will supply electricity to the Baku regional grid.
The Wärtsilä 50SG is a four-stroke, spark-ignited gas engine which combines high efficiency and low emissions.
One of Wärtsilä’s key strategic targets is to achieve growth in the gas power plant markets, and this latest order strengthens its leading position in this field.
Wärtsilä has been present in Azerbaijan since the mid-1990s. Wärtsilä has already supplied seven power plants in Azerbaijan, producing a total of over 860 MW of power generating capacity.