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One of the leading global suppliers of efficient power plant solutions, Wartsila, has signed a contract to produce and engineer a major power plant to be built in Nouakchott, Mauritania in West Africa
The contract, which is valued at US$165mn, would enable the power plant construction to go ahead by the state utility, Societe Mauritanienne d’Electricite (Somelec).
The electricity produced would be delivered to the national grid and would also be used to provide energy for the country’s evolving mining industry.
“This turnkey project is further evidence of Wärtsilä’s leading global position in dual-fuel engine technology which offers high efficiency, low operating costs and outstanding reliability,” said Vesa Riihimäki, group vice President of Wärtsilä Power Plants.
“Our experience and know-how in providing competitive and flexible power solutions is being increasingly recognised by major power providers around the world.”
The delivery of the equipment and completion of all engineering work is estimated to take 24 months.