December 27, 2011 — Wartsila, a supplier of power plant solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply a complete Flexicycle dual-fuel power plant to the Dominican Republic.
The turnkey project has been ordered by Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina), the country's largest power generation company. The value of the order is about $195 million.
The Quisqueya II power plant ordered by EGE Haina will feature 12 Wartsila 50DF generating sets in combined cycle running primarily on natural gas, but with the capability to switch to heavy fuel oil as needed.
The plant is scheduled to be fully operational during the second half of 2013, and will supply baseload electricity to the national grid.
This will be an identical twin power plant to the Quisqueya I plant located at the same site, which was ordered by Barrick Gold in September 2011. The two power plants have a total output of 430 MW. They have separate owners, but both plants will be constructed on the same site as a single unit, that can be operated from one control room.