RECO Orders 28 MW Wartsila Propane Power Plant for Roatan, Honduras

Wärtsilä will supply a 28 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Roatan Electric Co. (RECO) on the island of Roatan in Honduras. The turn-key order includes four Wärtsilä 34SG-LPG engines running on propane gas. The power plant will be delivered on a fast-track basis and is expected to be operational by December 2016.

RECO Orders 28 MW  Wartsila Propane Power Plant for Roatan, Honduras

RECO Orders 28 MW Wartsila Propane Power Plant for Roatan, Honduras

RECO operates in the Bay Islands just off the northern coast of Honduras, where the growing tourism industry has increased the demand for electricity.

“The infrastructure for importing, storing and handling propane is relatively simple and inexpensive. This makes propane an attractive solution for the Caribbean islands and other locations with no access to natural gas pipelines,” said Sampo Suvisaari, Regional Director at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions. This is the second propane-fired power plant supplied by Wärtsilä within a year.

Wärtsilä’s installed power capacity in Honduras is approximately 500 MW. This represents some 25% of the country’s total installed capacity. In Central America and the Caribbean, Wärtsilä’s installed base is 4800 MW, and globally 60 GW in 176





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