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Wärtsilä Engines Powering Two Projects in Myanmar

Power News - Published on Mon, 10 Feb 2020

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The technology group Wärtsilä will deliver on a fast-track basis the equipment for two power plants being urgently installed in Myanmar. During the summer of 2019, the Yangon area of the country was subjected to power cuts of up to six hours a day. In order to avoid this situation being repeated, the Myanmar government has ordered additional generating capacity to be installed and operational within a matter of months. Each plant will feature eight Wärtsilä 50SG pure gas engines delivering a combined output of 146 MW. They will contribute more than five percent of Myanmar’s grid capacity. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q4 2019, with the equipment to be delivered before the end of February 2020.

The projects will be owned by a consortium between China National Technical Import and Export Corporation and VPower Group, Myanmar’s largest gas-fired engine power plant owner and operator. The two plants will operate on liquefied natural gas fuel, and Wärtsilä’s vast experience and strong track record in high efficiency LNG fuelled engine technology was an important consideration in the award of the contract. However, of crucial importance was the company’s ability to meet the very demanding delivery schedule.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 10 Feb 2020
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