Wärtsilä has been awarded an operations and maintenance (O&M) for an on-site power project that it is currently supplying equipment and engineering for at a mine in Argentina.

Under the terms of the five-year O&M contract, Wärtsilä will operate and maintain the 15 MW power plant.

Installed for the Mina Pirquitas mining project in the province of Jujuy, in the north of Argentina, the plant is located at an altitude of 4500 metres.

The new base-load power plant will provide electricity for the mining activities. The delivery includes three natural gas-fired Wärtsilä 18V34SG engines.