Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a major Flexicycle power plant to Energía del Pacífico S.A. in Acajutla, El Salvador. It will be the largest and most efficient power plant in El Salvador, and the first in Central America to be fired by LNG-based natural gas. The 378 MW installation will feed electricity to the national grid.
The order is estimated to be included in Wärtsilä’s order book in 2016, and the plant completion is scheduled for 2018. The value of the order is approximately EUR 240 million.
“One of the reasons why we selected Wärtsilä technology was the high reliability offered by Wärtsilä’s multi-unit Flexicycle solution,” said Alejandro Alle, Managing Director of Energía del Pacífico.
“This landmark project will produce the cleanest thermal energy in El Salvador, and it will lower the price of electricity in the country,” said Raúl Carral, Business Development Manager at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.