The high efficiency of this bined cycle power plant and the fast-track construction schedule were primary factors in Wartsila being awarded this significant order. The dual-fuel capability of Wartsila technology and the petitive investment costs were also important benefits for the customer.
S.D. Wartsila, a leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions, has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply a gas-fired power plant for a project in the Dominican Republic. The bined cycle power plant will provide electricity for a gold mine. The value of Wartsila order is EUR 155 million.
The contract was signed with Barrick Gold of North America, Inc., a subsidiary of the Canada based Barrick Gold Corporation. The power plant will serve and supply electricity for the Pueblo Viejo gold mine.
Wartsila scope of supply includes 12 Wartsila 50DF engine units in bined cycle. The dual-fuel flexibility of these Wartsila engines is a key advantage since they can run both on liquid fuels and on natural gas. This power plant represents the three values of Wartsila Smart Power Generation; the energy efficiency, the fuel flexibility and the operational flexibility.
“This is a major contract for Wartsila. The high efficiency of the Flexicycle™ design and the fast-track construction schedule were primary factors in our being awarded this significant order. The dual-fuel capability and the petitive investment costs were also important benefits for the customer,” says Sampo Suvisaari, General Manager, Central America and the Caribbean, Wartsila Power Plants. Barrick Gold is familiar with Wärtsilä’s capabilities having earlier purchased two other Wartsila power plant solutions.