Overall emissions reduced with new 102 MW electrical plant
After several delay’s due to unforeseen problems with the underground and due to suspension of the works (Corona), the ‘WEB 50DF Recip. IV, 102 MW’ plant is being erected and Croon Caribe has been awarded the electrical contract by Wärtsilä Finland OY.
The new electrical plant consists of a power plant with 6 engines, a fuel treatment area, an electrical building and a workshop for the ‘Water en Electriciteits Bedrijf’ WEB.
As can be read on Wärtsilä’s WEB site (1): The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver a dual-fuel power plant to the Caribbean island of Aruba. The 102 MW plant has been ordered by the local utility, Water – En Energiebedrijf Aruba N.V. (WEB), to enable WEB to build a solid foundation to transition to a cleaner and HFO (heavy fuel oil) free future. These engines will create the necessary flexibility in the current energy mix and are more efficient compared to the existing steam generating assets. The overall emissions from the WEB generating complex will be largely reduced and will have a positive impact on the environment. The fast-starting Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation solution will also enable WEB to increase its investment in renewable generation
Foundations are ready, the engines already in place and a start has been made with the erection of the buildings. Electrical work will start late 2020/early 2021 and should be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2021. Works will consist of the installation of all electrical cabling, form controls to Medium Voltage and lighting.
A 3D model of the ‘WEB 50DF Recip. IV, 102 MW’ plant