Wärtsilä secures its future in Spain’s CHP market

The technology group Wärtsilä’s capabilities in gas conversions for oil-fuelled power plants have again been recognized with a new order. Rofeica Energia, based in Barcelona, Spain, has ordered a Wärtsilä 34SG gas-fuelled engine generating set, enabling the company to secure its future in Spain’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) market. Switching from heavy fuel oil to gas operation will allow the customer to capture various CHP revenue streams, while significantly reducing its carbon footprint. The market in Spain is increasingly trending towards sustainable power generation.

The 9.1 MW plant will be delivered on a fast-track basis as the gas conversion is expected to be completed before the end of 2020. The major share of the generated energy will be used for Rofeica Energia’s own consumption, heating wood pellets, which is their main industrial process although an important share of the generated thermal power will be sold to third-party customers located in the near vicinity.

In addition to their efficiency and flexibility, Wärtsilä gas power plants also offer low emissions, making them the optimal solution for locations where minimizing the environmental impact is a priority.

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