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    Wartsila to supply gas power plant to India

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The plant will be supplied to the chemicals company Tamilnadu Petroproducts.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Wartsila to supply gas power plant to India

Finland's Wartsila will supply a gas-fuelled 15.5 MW captive power plant under an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to chemicals company Tamilnadu Petroproducts (TPL) in Chennai in south India,  it said on November 2. The contract includes a 5-year operation and maintenance pact.

The order for the two Wartsila 34SG gas engines follows TPL’s decision to shift power generation from heavy fuel oil operation to cleaner natural gas-based alternatives. The plant is expected to become operational in spring 2023.

“This transition towards greener alternatives is vital for TPL to reduce its carbon footprint and to render its support towards the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board’s efforts towards reducing pollution in the Manali area,” Wartsila said.

This project has been made possible by the commissioning of Indian Oil Corporation's LNG import terminal at Ennore near Chennai which enables gas to be piped to the site.