104MWe power plant to be opened in Baku, Wednesday

104MWe power plant to be opened in Baku, Wednesday
# 21 February 2007 15:10 (UTC +04:00)
Azerenergy, the Azerbaijan national electricity company, told APA that the multi-fuelled generating plant was installed by Wartsila Corporation. Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev is also expected to take part in the official opening ceremony.
Azerenergy ordered five power plants, all based on multiple Wärtsilä 34SG gas-engined generating sets. The power plants, located in (87MWe) Astara, Khachmaz, Nakhchivan and Sheki, have all been commissioned during 2006.
In addition, Wärtsilä Corporation was in December 2006, awarded a contract by Azerenergy, the Azerbaijan national electricity company, to deliver a multi-fuelled generating plant for a 300MWe power plant to be located at Sangachal, 50 km south of the capital Baku. The plant will be equipped with 18 generating sets each powered by an 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF engine, delivering 17 MW. Wärtsilä will also deliver the power plant design, other principal equipment and all building materials, while undertaking supervision of the building and equipment installation. The Wärtsilä 50DF engines give the plant considerable fuel flexibility. The engines will primarily run on natural gas, with a small quantity of pilot liquid fuel for ignition. However, it will also be possible to switch the engines over to heavy fuel oil if there is a problem with the gas supply, and the engines can also use light fuel oil. The engines will deliver the same power on all three fuels.
The plant is scheduled to be fully operational in October 2008. /APA/

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