Wartsila to expand Haiti power plant, relieve power shortage

Wartsila generating sets have been selected to expand an existing power station to add much needed capacity

Helsinki, March 7, 2012 — Wartsila, a supplier of power plant solutions, won a contract to supply the generating sets for an extension to an existing power plant in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The extension will add some 17 MW of electricity generating capacity to the Varreux power plant, which will help ease the power shortage in a country still recovering from the devastating earthquake in 2010. At present the entire grid is receiving less than 200 MW of power.

The reconstruction work continues in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 2010. Wartsila generating sets have been selected to expand an existing power station to add much needed capacity. Delivery is being made during 2012 on a fast-track basis.

The order has been placed by Société Générale d'Enérgie S.A., Haiti's first private power generation company, established in 2002. The scope of supply consists of two 20-cylinder Wartsila 32 generator sets together with auxiliaries, engineering and supervision of the installation. The engines will be delivered during 2012 on a fast-track basis, and the new power generating facilities are scheduled to be fully operational by early 2013.

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