Gas, New Projects

Wärtsilä to supply 28-MW power plant to Brazil Power Plant

By Editors of Power Engineering

Wärtsilä will supply a 28-MW natural gas power plant to Imetame Energia’s UTE Prosperidade I in Brazil.

The plant will use the company’s 34SG engines operating on the “gas to wire” concept – that is, natural gas is converted to electric power near the remote gas fields and then transmitted.

The value of the order is approximately $11 million.

In a press release, Wärtsilä noted Brazil’s pipeline network isn’t very developed and gas concessions are controlled by the state.

“A power plant based on Wärtsilä’s technology showed to be the best solution to turn the gas into money. Wärtsilä was crucial in providing technical support to project design and also elucidating Imetame in understanding this new business of power generation,” says Roberto Baptista, director of Imetame Energia.

UTE Prosperidade I is the first of three planned power plants in the rural area of Bahia. The baseload power plant will supply energy to Brazil’s national grid and increase the availability of gas in the power system.