Wärtsilä wins power plant and energy storage contract from US Virgin Islands

The Finnish technology supplier has won a contract to build a 36 MW power plant as well as an energy storage facility on the US Virgin Islands.

Photo: Wärtsila/PR

Finland's Wärtsilä presents a new engineering, procurement and construction contract on Tuesday, entailing the installation of four generators and an energy storage system on the US Virgin Islands.

The facility will be fitted to burn both liquefied petroleum gas and light fuel oil and will also be able to store power via Wärtsilä's battery technology. The power plant will have a capacity of 36 MW, and the storage system will be able to release 9 MW of up to two hours per charge.

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