Wärtsilä to deliver hybrid LPG/LFO fuelled power plant US Virgin Islands

Wärtsilä to deliver hybrid LPG/LFO fuelled power plant US Virgin Islands

The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to deliver a state-of-the-art power plant and energy storage system to the US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA).


The plant will be delivered and installed on an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) basis. It will be exceptional in that it will be capable of burning both liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and light fuel oil (LFO), while also being fitted with batteries utilising Wärtsilä’s state of the art GEMS energy management platform to provide optimised energy operations. The order was booked by Wärtsilä in June 2020.

VIWAPA– Randolph Harley Power Plant Expansion Project with WAPA-2 site.
VIWAPA– Randolph Harley Power Plant Expansion Project with WAPA-2 site. Image Wärtsilä.

The four Wärtsilä 32LG engines will deliver a total output of 36 MW, while the energy storage system will add further 9 MW for up to two-hours. In addition to being Wärtsilä’s first engine/hybrid power plant sale, this will also be the first installation of the Wärtsilä LG engines, and the company’s first engines capable of burning both LPG and LFO.


The project is scheduled to be completed with a fully operational plant by spring 2022. Wärtsilä has previously supplied and installed a 21 MW power plant running primarily on propane gas to WAPA. [Read more…]


Source: Wärtsilä


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