Wartsila clinches Antigua LNG power plant gig

Finland’s Wartsila said it would supply and install a 46 MW dual-fuel power plant in Antigua, as part of an LNG-to-power project developed by Antigua Power Company and US firm Eagle LNG.

According to a Wartsila statement on Tuesday, the tech firm signed the EPC deal with independent power producer Antigua Power in November last year and added the contract to its order book in January this year.

Wartsila did not provide the price tag of the deal.

The project combines the power plant and an LNG storage and regasification facility.

India’s cryogenic tech firm Inoxcva recently said it has won a contract from a joint venture consisting of Antigua Power Company and US firm Eagle LNG to build the small regasification plant in Antigua.

APCL won the bid for this project on an international tender held by the tender board of Antigua and Barbuda on behalf of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), Wartsila said.

Eagle LNG and Antigua Power are developing the project via Caribbean LNG, while APUA is the gas purchaser.

Launch in 2023

The plant will operate with five Wartsila 34DF dual-fuel engines capable of operating with both gas and light fuel oil.

Also, the plant would become operational in the third quarter of 2023 and would supply electricity to APUA for distribution to the national grid.

The decision to use regasified LNG would result in about 40 percent less carbon production, according to Wartsila.

Wartsila said this would be the first project of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean region where an LNG terminal would be coupled to a Wartsila power plant.

The tech firm expects this integrative plant concept to become a model for other island utilities in the Caribbean as the acceptance of LNG fuel increases in line with efforts to reduce emission levels.

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