Saudi Arabia crude oil engine deal marks first for Wartsila

Finland’s Wartsila is to supply a 38 MW power plant to a Saudi Arabia.

The turn-key EPC order includes four Wartsila 32TS engines, a two-stage turbocharged version of the 32 series which is optimised for extreme ambient conditions.

This deal marks the first time that a 32TS installation will operate primarily on crude oil, with heavy and light fuel oils as backup fuels.à‚ 

The engine is designed to deliver efficiency with reduced fuel and water consumption in high altitudes and hot temperatures while complying with the World Bank’s Environment, Health and Safety guidelines for NOx emissions.

Saudi Arabia has launched an ambitious plan to introduce a significant level of renewables into its energy mix and Qasim Latif, business development manager at Wartsila Energy Solutions said that the engines have “the ability to act as a state-of-the-art enabler of renewable energy integration” and was “very well-suited for the Saudi Arabian market”.

Upon completion of the project, Wartsila will have more than 1900 MW of installed capacity in Saudi Arabia.à‚ 

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