Wartsila wins 117 MWe contract to supply turnkey power plant to Mombasa, Kenya

Wartsila Corp., a provider of flexible decentralized power generation solutions, has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply a complete power station for the Kipevu III thermal power project in Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city.

Helsinki, January 5, 2010—Wartsila Corp., a provider of flexible decentralized power generation solutions, has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply a complete power station for the Kipevu III thermal power project in Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city. The plant will generate 117 MWe and will supply electricity to the national grid. The contract was signed in November and the plant is scheduled to be operational in January 2011. The order has been placed by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (Kengen), a partly state owned utility.

Wartsila will supply seven of its 18V46 engines, initially to be run on heavy fuel oil, to provide the generating capacity for flexible baseload supply. The delivery also includes a gas insulated switchgear substation for connection to the existing grid. The power plant will also provide the utility with reliable grid stability.

When completed, the Kipevu III project will bring a total generating capacity delivered by Wartsila to Kenya in excess of 350 MW.

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