News Brief | January 2016
Wartsila delivers LNG-fired peaking power plant to Kerala
Wartsila will supply a 40 MW smart power generation plant to the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) in southern India. The contract was awarded in June, and the power station, delivered on a turn-key basis, is expected to be commissioned by April 2017.
Kerala has a peak power deficit of approximately 300 MW, the LNG-fired plant will be located near Kochi city. This is the first dedicated peaking power station ordered by a state utility in India. and will also be KSEBL's first gas-fired power plant. The plant will start and stop twice every day and run at full capacity for two four to five hour periods, and will run on natural gas, which will be transported by a pipeline from the new LNG terminal in Kochi.