The gas plant will provide electric power for large industrial consumers, while meeting the highly variable load requirements with flexibility and fast starting capability.
The plant will be connected to the power grid, although the primary purpose of the project is to provide a reliable and efficient electricity supply for local industrial consumers.
The order was placed in April 2013 by Transmashenergo, an independent power producer, and the power plant is to be located in Tikhvin in Russia’s Leningrad region. It will use six Wartsila 50SG engines.
Wartsila will supply the engineering, the generating sets with auxiliary modules and systems, automation and control equipment, the electrical system, and the engine hall complete with stacks fitted with carbon monoxide control catalysts. Wartsila will also provide installation and commissioning assistance, and training.