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Case: Seeking growth in the gas power plants market

The latest addition to Wärtsilä's gas engine portfolio provides superior efficiency and increased environmental sustainability.

The use of gas to fuel power plants is increasing in line with the growing demand for more sustainable, and less cost intensive, solutions. Consequently, Wärtsilä's strategic aim is to achieve strong growth in this area, particularly in the market for power plants in the 300-500 MW range. Wärtsilä already has a broad gas engine portfolio, and our focus lies in developing this portfolio even further in order to support our strategy. The latest addition to our gas engine portfolio is the Wärtsilä 18V50SG engine. This engine has an electrical output of 18,321 kW, making it the largest gas powered generating set in the world.

The Aksa Samsun power plant in Samsun, Turkey will be the first installation to incorporate the Wärtsilä 18V50SG engine. Once commissioned, the Aksa Samsun power plant will generate 130 MW in combined cycle mode for supply to the national grid. The incorporation of the Wärtsilä 18V50SG engine will provide exceptional efficiency as well as added environmental sustainability. These features are further evidence of the value that Wärtsilä Power Plants is able to provide locally to its customers.