Wärtsilä to build next modular power plant in Baku
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply a 384 MW gas power plant in Baku.
The Corporation reports that Boyuk Shor power plant will be operated by Azerenerji JSC, the state-owned utility. The order is included in Wärtsilä’s second quarter 2012 order book.
Wärtsilä’s scope of supply will be 21 Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas, related auxiliaries and process equipment. The plant is scheduled to be operational in autumn 2013, and will supply electricity to the Baku regional grid.
The Corporation indicated that Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea region, is an important and growing energy market. Wärtsilä has been present in Azerbaijan since the middle of 1990’s. Wärtsilä has already supplied seven power plants in Azerbaijan, producing a total of over 860 MW of power generating capacity.
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