Claims to become the world’s largest tri-fuel power plant when completed
Wärtsilä, provider of power plant solutions and services, has announced signing two long-term service agreements covering Amman Asia Electric Power’s power plant in Al Manakher, Jordan. A consortium headed by Wärtsilä has been tasked to build the power plant, which will supply electricity to the Jordanian national grid, the announcement added.
The agreements reportedly comprise a 15 year parts supply agreement, as well as a five-year technical service agreement with KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co, the operations and maintenance contractor for the power plant.
The facility which is under construction, will have a net electrical output of 573 MW, and when completed, will be the world’s largest tri-fuel power plant with combustion engines capable of using natural gas, heavy fuel oil and light fuel oil, the company claimed. The plant is to be powered by a total of 38 Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel engines running initially on heavy fuel oil. However, once the natural gas infrastructure is in place, the Wärtsilä engine technology will enable a switch to gas fuel, the company explained. It added that the first phase of the power plant project was expected to be operational by February 2014. The entire plant is scheduled to be in operation by September of the same year.