Finland’s Wärtsilä announced on 29 July that it will supply two 34SG engines with combined capacity of 19MW to the Borg El Arab gas power plant in Egypt. The plant is owned and operated by Kahraba, part of Egypt Kuwait Holdings Group, one of the largest private electricity service providers in Egypt. The order was placed in June. The existing plant comprises three Wärtsilä 34SG engines with combined capacity of around 9MW.
The new equipment will be delivered to the site in January 2020, with operations expected towards the end of the year. “Our smart power generation technology will provide added flexibility, as well as capacity, to the local grid here”, Wärtsilä Energy Business regional director Magnus Miemois said. “Furthermore, the low noise specification for the radiators, plus the fact that the engines will operate on domestic natural gas, will enhance the plant’s environmental impact”.
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