Construction starts at Wärtsilä 378MW power plant in El Salvador
08 January, 2019
EIC member company Wärtsilä has commenced site work for a new 378MW power plant in El Salvador.
Owned by Energía del Pacífico, the facility will be the largest and most efficient power plant in El Salvador, and one of the first in Central America to be fired by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The installation will feed electricity to the national grid. A dedicated floating LNG import terminal will be built at the same location.
The power plant will operate on 19 Wärtsilä 50SG engines and a steam turbine in combined cycle, reaching a net plant efficiency of close to 50%.
Wärtsilä’s DryFlexicycle technology, which consumes zero cooling water, will be employed to enhance the sustainability of the project.
The company will also provide operation and maintenance services at the plant.
Wärtsilä’s installed capacity in Central America and the Caribbean totals 5GW.