Wartsila of Finland has been awarded a contract to supply a 110 MW gas-engine-based power plant by Transmashenergo, an independent power producer in Russia. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The plant represents the first time that combustion engine technology has been selected to power a plant of this size in the country, making it a ‘first if a kind’, says Wartsila.

The power plant is to be located in Tikhvin in theLeningrad region and will comprise of six Wärtsilä 50SG engines fuelled by natural gas.

Finnish engine OEM will supply the engineering, the generating sets with auxiliary modules and systems, and automation and control equipment, as well as the electrical system and the engine hall.

It will also provide installation and commissioning assistance and training.

The main purpose of the project is to provide a reliable and efficient electricity supply to local industrial consumers, although the plant will also be connected to the grid.

The power plant is scheduled to be constructed by the end of 2014.

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