DRY FLEXICYCLE™ POWER PLANTS – A CLOSED LOOP COMBINED CYCLE WITH UNIQUE OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY


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Wärtsilä’s new concept, The Dry Flexicycle™ power plant, is offering solution with high efficiency reciprocating engines which are combined with a steam cycle, with close to zero water consumption making it possible to place power plant to dry areas in inland.

This new solution also reduces acquired land area for the power plant by placing the whole cooling system on the roof of the power plant. It has a super fast start-up time and excellent load following capabilities which are beneficial during peak hours, for example during hot summer days. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions offer a wide range of reliable performance and operational flexibility, even in harshest ambient conditions. Wärtsilä has delivered a 570 MW power plant in Jordan this year, consisting of 38 Wärtsilä 50 dual- fuel (DF) engines. The plant is operating at extreme ambient conditions, where the 22 engines provide base load and the rest 16 engines serve the peak load.

Energy consumption is increasing rapidly in the Middle East due to increasing population and economic development. Especially electricity needed for cooling the residential and commercial sectors is rapidly increasing. Even to the extent that some countries are having difficulties in meeting the demand, even resulting power cuts during the peak times in the hot summer period– particularly there more efficient flexible power generating capacity is needed.



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  Kristian Mäkelä

   General Manager, Advisory Services
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