In just 11 months, Finland-based Wärtsilä delivers 130 MW gas-fired power plant in Nuevo Leon

In just 11 months, Finland-based Wärtsilä delivers 130 MW gas-fired power plant in Nuevo Leon

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Finnish technology company Wärtsilä announced it has completed a 130 MW gas-fired power plant in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Northern Mexico. It took just 11 months for the natural gas-fueled plant to go from contract signing to fully operational.

The plant was ordered in October 2017 by Pemcorp, a Mexico-based independent power producer, on behalf of the owners, Texas-based Arroyo Energy Investors, specialists in power generation projects. 

Wärtsilä also operates and maintains the facility under a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement. Full operations commenced in September 2018, just 11 months after the signing of the original order with Wärtsilä. No financial terms were disclosed.

The plant operates on seven Wärtsilä 50SG gas engines, each with an output of 18.7 MW. It will provide electricity for a nearby major Asian automaker under a long-term power purchase agreement.

“Because of our PPA obligations, it was essential to have an extremely fast response, both in time-to-market and in operations, in order to provide high-quality power to our customer. Wärtsilä succeeded in supplying and constructing the plant in just 11 months, which was an impressive feat,” said in a statement Matthew Ginzberg of Arroyo Energy Investors.



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