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Wärtsilä to supply LNG-fired power plant to El Salvador

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Wärtsilä has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply a Flexicycle power plant to Energía del Pacífico S.A, which will be fired by LNG. in Acajutla, El Salvador. The 378 MW installation will be the most efficient power plant in El Salvador, the only LNG plant in Central America, and will supply the national grid with electricity. The plant is valued at approximately €300 million and is scheduled for completion in 2018. Wärtsilä’s capacity in the Caribbean and Central America is now at 4800 MW, and at 58 GW worldwide.

Alejandro Alle, the Managing Director of Energía del Pacífico, said: “One of the reasons why we selected Wärtsilä technology was the high reliability offered by Wärtsilä’s multi-unit Flexicycle solution.”

The plant will consist of a combined cycle steam turbine and 19 Wärtsilä 50SG engines, and will produce a fuel efficiency of almost 50%. El Salvador will benefit from the use of Dry Flexicycle technology with a closed loop cooling system, because it recently experienced extreme droughts.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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