Wartsila has been awarded a EUR115m ($218m) turnkey contract for a gas fired combined cycle power plant for a gold mine in the Dominican Republic.

Wartsila’s scope of supply to Barick Gold includes 12 Wartsila 50DF dual fuel engine units that can run on liquid fuels and on natural gas to supply electricity for the Pueblo Viejo gold mine.

“The high efficiency of the Flexicycle design and the fast-track construction schedule were primary factors in our being awarded this significant order,” said Sampo Suvisaari, general manager, Central America and the Caribbean, Wartsila Power Plants.

“The dual-fuel capability and the competitive investment costs were also important benefits for the customer.”

In the Dominican Republic Wartsila already has 900 MW of installed generating capacity – almost half of the country’s active electrical capacity.

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