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    Wartsila Wins Gas Engine Orders in Myanmar


The projects will ease energy shortages following rolling blackouts last summer.

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Wartsila Wins Gas Engine Orders in Myanmar

Finland’s Wartsila revealed on February 6 it had won an order to supply gas engines for two 146-MW gas-fired power plants in Myanmar.

The projects were fast-tracked after the Yangon area of Myanmar suffered rolling power blackouts last summer. Wartsila said it had secured the order for eight of its 50SG gas engines at each plant in the fourth quarter of last year. Delivery will take place before the end of this month.

The plants will account for over 5% of Myanmar’s grid capacity and run on LNG supplies. They will be owned by a joint venture between China National Technical Import Export Corp. (CNTIC) and VPower Group.

Wartsila was hired to provide engines for a 145-MW plant in Myanmar in 2018. The Helsinki-based company said it won the latest contract because of its experience in LNG-fuelled engine technology and its ability to meet the demanding delivery schedule.