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    Wartsila to build 200-MW LatAm Power Plant


The Finnish firm did not name the customer.

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Wartsila to build 200-MW LatAm Power Plant

Finnish tech group Wartsila has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a flexible baseload 200-MW gas-fired power plant in a country in the northern Andes, it said on July 13.

The station, due online by the end of 2021, will help balance the grid as more and more intermittent wind and solar plants are brought on stream, Wartsila said. It will also serve as a back-up in case of shortages.

"“This is an important step for Wartsila, as we are continuing to expand from our traditional markets in this region to a new key segment: flexible baseload," Wartsila Energy's business development manager Gonzalo Granda said, without identifying the plant's customer or the country. The northern end of the mountain range is in Colombia.

The station will be powered by 11 gas-fired Wartsila 50SG engines.