Global technology company Wärtsilä has secured a turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from its client in Saudi Arabia to supply a 38MW power plant, which will include four Wärtsilä 32TS engines.

The company's 32TS engine is a two-stage turbocharged version of the Wärtsilä 32 series and has been optimised for extreme ambient conditions.

Wärtsilä's energy solutions business development manager Qasim Latif said: “In addition to the very high efficiency, the main cornerstones of our solutions are exceptional operational flexibility, multi-fuel capability, and minimal water consumption, even in hot conditions.

“Together these features, along with the ability to act as a state-of-the-art enabler of renewable energy integration, make our solutions very well-suited for the Saudi Arabian market.”

"The main cornerstones of our solutions are exceptional operational flexibility, multi-fuel capability, and minimal water consumption."

The 32TS engine has been designed in line with the World Bank’s environment, health, and safety (EHS) guidelines for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

The power plant will be the first Wärtsilä 32TS installation, which will operate primarily on crude oil, with heavy and light fuel oils as backup fuels.

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Saudi Arabia has recently introduced a transformation programme related to the energy sector that focuses on improving energy efficiency and increases the role of gas and renewables in the energy mix. It also effectively utilises existing natural resources.

The project is reported to be in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 programme. For more than four decades, Wärtsilä has been present in Saudi Arabia, and upon completion of this project, it will have more than 1900MW of installed capacity in the country.

Image: Wärtsilä to supply four Wärtsilä 32TS engines to its customer in Saudi Arabia. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.