Smart power plant for Virgin Islands



 

Wärtsilä will supply a 21 MW smart power generation power plant to the US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (USVI WAPA). The order includes three 34SG-LPG engines running on propane gas. The company’s scope covers the entire engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project. The power plant will be located on the island of St. Thomas, and is expected to be operational in early 2018. As is the case with most Caribbean islands, the USVI has no domestic fossil energy resources and relies on imports of petroleum products to meet its energy needs. In order to diversify its fuel sources, the USVI’s electric utility WAPA is completing an energy infrastructure modernisation programme, the largest such project in the Caribbean. This will enable propane gas to be used for energy production, thereby significantly reducing the cost of electricity, and the dependence and environmental impact of diesel oil.

Contact Jukka-Pekka Niemi, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions, jukka-pekka.niemi@wartsila.com

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