Wärtsilä delivers a power plant to Jordanian cement works

Wärtsilä delivers a power plant to Jordanian cement works
Published: 24 October 2007

Wärtsilä has been awarded  a EUR31.5m turnkey power plant contract  to supply a power plant for a new cement works in Al Katrana, Jordan. The 49MW power plant will be delivered at the end of 2009. The customer is Al Katrana Cement Company.

During the past two years Wärtsilä has won orders for more than 500 MW of power generating capacity from the cement industry alone in the Middle East. The installed power plants are all running successfully and are demonstrating high fuel efficiency with low generating costs using heavy fuel oil.
The scope of this new contract encompasses design, engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the diesel generating plant.
Wärtsilä power plant
Expected to be completed by mid 2009, the new cement works is being built on a green-field site in Al Katrana, about 90km south of Amman in Jordan. The cement works will have a production capacity of 5000tpd.
Wärtsilä will supply seven Wärtsilä 18V32 diesel generating sets and their related ancillaries, including coolers, filters, fuel oil pumps, lubricating oil pumps, cooling water pumps, and engine control and monitoring equipment. The engines will each provide a maximum continuous output of 8100 kW at 720 rpm at local ambient temperatures.
The scope of supply also includes an exhaust heat recovery system for fuel heating. There will be four exhaust gas economisers so that two can be in operation with two on standby. They will be backed up by an LFO-fired boiler for starting and emergency operation.
The power plant will be dedicated to providing electrical power for the cement works. It will normally operate with five engines running to meet the baseload requirements of the cement works, with a sixth generating set on hot standby and a seventh under maintenance, thereby giving increased availability and flexibility. The engines will run on heavy fuel oil (HFO) but will use light fuel oil (LFO) when starting and during emergency operations.
The generating plant will be able to meet the basic requirement in the cement industry of being able to handle the starting of the large electrical motors driving the cement kilns while keeping the voltage and frequency drops within permissible limits.