Finnish company Wartsila has won a €184m ($243m) contract for a dual-fuel power plant in Jordan – the third that the firm has built in the country.

The IPP4 Al-Manakher power plant will be in Amman and is due to be fully operational by July 2014. It will be run on a total of 16 of Wartsila’s 50DF dual-fuel engines and will be capable of using heavy fuel oil, distillate or natural gas as fuel.

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The order has been placed by AES Corporation, a US independent power producer already working with Wartsila in Africa. The contract is Wartsila’s third in Jordan in a short time. A 50 MW plant is already operational while a 573 MW project is being built and is due to be commissioned in 2014.

“There are a number of reasons why Wärtsilä was successful in winning this valuable contract,” says

Vesa Riihimaki, president of Wartsila Power Plants, said the company’s “ability to deliver this large turnkey project within a 17 month time frame was a major reason for Wartsila being awarded this contract.”

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