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Wartsila scores new dual-fuel Jordan deal

Huge $244m contract will see power firm build Al-Manakher plant

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The new plant will use 16 Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines.
The new plant will use 16 Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines.

Wartsila Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a US $244 million deal to engineer, supply and install a new power plant in Jordan. The order, placed by AES Corporation, will see the firm work on a dual-fuel plant next to an existing plant in Amman featuring sixteen of its 50DF engines.

The dual fuel engines are capable of using heavy fuel oil, distillate or natural gas as fuel, meaning that the plant can be switched to natural gas operation as Jordan ramps up its gas infrastructure over time.

“There are a number of reasons why Wartsila was successful in winning this valuable contract. The prime reason, however, is our industry leading tri-fuel technology that provides the customer with operational and fuel flexibility, high output efficiency, and proven reliability. Furthermore, our ability to deliver this large turnkey project within a 17 month time frame was a major reason for Wartsila being awarded this contract,” said Wartsila Power Plant president, Vesa Riihimaki.

The new plant construction is being fast-tracked, and is scheduled to be fully operational by July 2014.

The contract will mark the third power plant order for Wartsila in Jordan, following the completion of a 50MW plant, and a 573MW site currently under construction.
 

 

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