Wärtsilä to Convert Power Plant in Taiwan to Gas
The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out the conversion of a Taiwanese power plant from its current reliance on heavy fuel oil to operate on natural
The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out the conversion of a Taiwanese power plant from its current reliance on heavy fuel oil to operate on natural gas. The project is being carried under a full engineering, procurement, and construction contract issued by the plant owner Ta-Yuan Cogen, a developer of cogeneration plants. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2021. The cogeneration plant, located in Taoyuan City in Taiwan was originally equipped in 1998 with three Wärtsilä 46 engines. As part of the conversion project, these will be changed to three Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines providing a power output of 32 MW. The electricity produced will be delivered both to the grid and to local industrial consumers, while the generated heat will be supplied to industries in the vicinity of the plant.
The conversion will improve the efficiency of the plant, provide the needed flexibility to allow participation in the ancillary service market, notably improve environmental sustainability by reducing emissions, and support grid balancing as energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, is added.
The project is scheduled to commence in autumn 2021 and is expected to be fully completed in early 2022.