Wartsila Wins Contract from CNOOC

Wartsila has been awarded a contract by CNOOC to supply a 21 MW power plant for an offshore oil production platform being built for the Nanbao 35-2 oil field in Bohai Bay, offshore China.

The power plant, which will generate electricity for the platform, will consist of three Wartsila 16V32 diesel generating sets, each with a maximum continuous electrical output of 7 MWe. The engines will run on crude petroleum from the oilfield production. Wärtsilä is responsible for the complete power plant on the platform, including the entire fuel treatment and handling system, the control and alarm monitoring system, the main switchboard and all necessary ancillary equipment for the engines. Wartsila will also provide site training onboard the platform. Wartsila will deliver the equipment to arrive in China in October this year.

The crude oil on which the engines will run has a high viscosity. This presents no difficulty for the engines as they are designed to operate on high-viscosity fuel oil as standard. Wartsila's experience in designing and building engines able to operate on high- viscosity fuel, and its experience in the offshore industry with its demanding conditions and crude oil operation was of importance in this project. The contract also includes delivery of complete, pre- engineered units along with fast and easy installation of the power plant on the platform.