Wartsila to Supply Smart Power Generation Plant in India
Finland’s Wartsila will supply a 70 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd., (APGCL) a state-owned utility in north-eastern India. The order includes seven Wartsila 34SG engines running on natural gas. The power plant, delivered on a turn-key basis, is expected to be operational by March 2018.
The company said its engines can run at partial load while maintaining high efficiency, a feat not possible with the existing gas turbines reports Power Engineering.
“By absorbing the variations in the gas supply, Wartsila engines enable APGCL to produce more efficient power from the same amount of fuel without affecting the heat rate,” according to the company.
The project is financed by the Asian Development Bank as part of an investment programme for the energy infrastructure in the state of Assam. “This project will further strengthen Wartsila’s position in the utility power market in India that is looking for gas-based solutions,” says Partha Paul, Business Development Manager at the company.