Wartsila Marine-Powered Floating Power Plant Barge Built By Conrad Industries, Outfitted By Bollinger
Wartsila Marine Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, together with Wartsila Diesel Inc. recently completed a design and construction supervision contract for a 40-MW floating power plant. In order to meet the very short design and procurement time, the program was broken into two phases: Phase I—Barge Construction, which was carried out by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, La.; and Phase II—Power Plant Installa- tion and Outfit, carried out at Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard Inc., Lockport, La.
After completion, the power plant barge was loaded onto a submersible barge and "dry" towed to Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, where it was discharged in Puerto Ozama and is presently on site undergoing commissioning trials.
The power plant consists of five x 18v32D Wartsila medium-speed diesel engines each turning a 6.36MW alternator at 720 rpm and two x 16v32D Wartsila diesel engines each turning a 5.6MW alternator at 720 rpm for a total electrical output of 43MW. The diesel engines are capable of running continuously on 380-centistoke heavy fuel oil, provided in this instance from on-shore storage tanks.
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