Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply generating equipment with a capacity of 94 MW for two natural gas power plants to the city of Tallahassee in Florida, USA. The equipment is to be delivered during the latter part of 2017 for the 19 MW plant and in early 2018 for the 75 MW plant. The plants are scheduled to be operational during the second half of 2018. The 19 MW plant, a green field project based in the heart of the city, will reinforce a critical part of the grid which supplies power to a hospital, public buildings, local communities, and numerous commercial premises. The larger plant will replace a traditional gas-fired generating unit at the Hopkins power station on the outskirts of the city. The decision to select internal combustion engine technology was made mainly to improve efficiency over gas turbine technology used in the discontinued plant.
Contact Jukka-Pekka Niemi, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org
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