Angola power plant map

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed a framework supply contract to supply the generating equipment for three new power plant projects being implemented in Angola. The power plants are being developed by Dongfang Electric International Corporation, a Chinese state-owned enterprise specialising in power generation and energy project developments. The plants are being built on a fast-track basis in order to meet Angola’s pressing need for more electrical capacity. Fuel is LFO, Light Fuel Oil. 

The three new baseload plants will be located in Luena, Benguela and Saurimo, and will each have an electrical output of approximately 23 MW.  The prime movers consist of four Wärtsilä 32 engines running on light fuel oil (LFO). The electricity generated will be fed to the national grid to help alleviate shortages and boost the country’s social and economic development.The plants are expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2018.

Wärtsilä and Dongfang Electric Corporation have earlier cooperated in a similar project in the Maldives. With this recently signed contract, Wärtsilä now has an installed base of 7,1 GW in Africa.

Wärtsilä 32 power engine suppled to Angola


Wärtsilä Energy Solutions in brief
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global energy system integrator offering a broad range of environmentally sound solutions. Our offering includes ultra-flexible internal combustion engine based power plants, utility-scale solar PV power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. The flexible and efficient Wärtsilä solutions provide customers with superior value and enable a transition to a more sustainable and modern energy system. As of 2017, Wärtsilä has 65 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.

@This article is published by 2017-10-16 and has been edited by Lennart Ljungblom. is focusing on news that may have an impact on bioenergy business as well as bioenergy news with general impact, on line since 2013. Energy politics, climate and other environmental, economy issues and the development for different energy markets are of main interest.