EUR 75 million order for Wärtsilä from Argentina
Wärtsilä is helping keep Argentina on the grid, with the sixth project awarded to the Finnish energy solutions provider in the country, this year.
This time, Wärtsilä, will supply Pampa Energía with a 101MW Smart Power Generation plant, that will be located on the Central Piedra Buena site in Buenos Aires Province.
The value of the order is approximately 75 million euros and is a fast-track delivery, which means the plant should be up and running in December 2017.
The order also includes 50DF multi-fuel engines, that run on natural gas but are backed-up with the capability of running on heavy-fuel oil (HFO), a cheaper option to light-fuel oil (LFO).
“Wärtsilä’s multi-fuel capability makes the economics of the project solid for us,” says Rubén Turienzo, commercial director at Pampa Energía. “It allows us to choose HFO as back-up instead of LFO, which is the option with gas turbines. Additionally, we know that Wärtsilä can deliver an EPC project on time with high quality.”
Argentina is suffering from energy shortages and is investing heavily in energy infrastructure. This is Wärtsilä’s second project with Pampa Energia this year.