Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply equipment for a 384MW Boyuk Shor power plant located in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The gas power plant will be operated by Azerenerji JSC, the state-owned utility.
Under the terms of the contract, Wartsila’s will supply 21 Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas, related auxiliaries and process equipment.
Vesa Riihimäki, Wärtsilä Power Plants group vice president, said: "Over the years we have developed a good relationship with Azerenerji and have worked closely with the company to develop its electricity supply capacity."
The plant is scheduled to be operational in 2013 and will supply electricity to the Baku regional grid.
The Wärtsilä 50SG is a four-stroke, spark-ignited gas engine operating on the Otto cycle and which uses the lean-burn principle.
The engine employs gas technology used in the smaller Wärtsilä 34SG engine.
Image: The Wärtsilä 50SG engine operates on natural gas ensures that emissions are low. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.