Wärtsilä to Supply Equipment for Italian Biofuel Plant

21 October 2009 (Last Updated October 21st, 2009 18:30)

Wärtsilä has won a deal to supply engineering and equipment to Italy's Energia Pulita for a 34MWe bio-fuelled power station being developed in Gorizia, Italy. The power station will produce baseload electricity for the national grid and heat a steam turbine for additional electrici

Wärtsilä has won a deal to supply engineering and equipment to Italy's Energia Pulita for a 34MWe bio-fuelled power station being developed in Gorizia, Italy.

The power station will produce baseload electricity for the national grid and heat a steam turbine for additional electricity generation.

Delivery of equipment to the Gorizia power plant is scheduled for May 2010. The power station is likely to become fully operational by autumn 2010, according to Wärtsilä.

Energia Pulita placed the order in September, which consists of two Wärtsilä 18V46 engines operating on liquid biofuel, in addition to liquid biofuel auxiliaries, the control system and radiators.

On completion of the order, total electricity output generated by Wärtsilä in Italy will be over 1,300MW. Nearly 800MW of this output is operating on liquid biofuel.