Wärtsilä is to supply a 100 MW dual-fuel power plant to Albares Renovables in Argentina.
The $80m contract for the Central Termica Pilar plant includes six Wärtsilä 50DF engines running on gas and heavy fuel oil.
The order is one of five contracts that Wärtsilä was recently awarded in Argentina and the plant is expected to be delivered early next year and be operational by the summer.
Wärtsilä’s scope of supply for the project with Albares Renovables has been extended from equipment delivery only to a full turn-key project.
Dual-fuel engines were chosen because natural gas is not available for the power market in Argentina all year round.
When installed, the plant will also recover all of its heat and make it available to nearby companies.