Wärtsilä to Supply Africa’s Largest Gas Engine Plant

22 March 2010 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Finish engineering giant Wärtsilä has signed a deal to supply and install the largest gas engine power plant to be installed on the African continent, according to the company's website. The power plant will be located in Kribi, a sea port lying on the Gulf of Guinea coast in

Finish engineering giant Wärtsilä has signed a deal to supply and install the largest gas engine power plant to be installed on the African continent, according to the company's website.

The power plant will be located in Kribi, a sea port lying on the Gulf of Guinea coast in the Republic of Cameroon.

The contract for this turnkey project is valued at approximately 120 MEUR, the company reported.

The scope of supply includes Wärtsilä 18V50DF dual-fuel engines that will run primarily on gas, making this the largest gas engine power plant ever to be installed on the African continent, the company said in a statement.

The electricity generated will be fed to the national grid.

The power plant is scheduled to be commissioned and operational before the end of 2011.