Wärtsilä signs a commissioning agreement with EGE Haina
02 December 2019
The technology group Wärtsilä and Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina) have signed a commissioning agreement that converts the Quisqueya 2 power plant to natural gas operation. The 215 MW Flexicycle plant was installed in 2013, and is powered by 12 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. The engines have been liquid-optimized until now as only heavy fuel oil (HFO) has been available. As natural gas is soon to become available, and with the execution of this conversion project, the plant will be re-commissioned to run on gas. The commissioning project contract was signed in September 2019.
The conversion will lessen the power plant’s environmental impact with exhaust emissions being greatly reduced. It will also allow the plant to be a major provider of electricity and ancillary services to the national grid. Quisqueya 2 is a flexible baseload plant operating under a power purchase agreement (PPA), whereby the utility agrees to supply electricity to the national grid.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2020.