The inauguration of IPP3, the world’s largest internal combustion engine (ICE) power plant, took place at the plant site near Amman, Jordan on April 29th 2015. The plant is powered by 38 Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel engines with a combined capacity of 573 MW. In recognition of its world record size, the plant has been accepted into the Guinness book of records.
IPP3 and its sister plant, the 250 MW IPP4, have been in commercial operation since late 2014. According to data provided by the Jordanian grid operator NEPCO, their impact on the Jordanian power grid has been remarkable. Since the two engine plants have covered most of the peak demand, large gas turbine power plants in the grid have been released from this task. As a result, turbines now produce steady baseload, operating much more efficiently. This leads to significant savings in fuel, energy costs and CO2 emissions.
The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market places a substantial economic premium on flexibility to react to the 5 minute real-time market. This allows for Smart Power Generation to deliver hundreds of percentages of additional value compared to open cycle gas turbines!
Operating a power plant cost efficiently while maintaining optimal performance and operational reliability is a key challenge. We offer an efficient business solution that can cover every aspect of the operation of your facility, plus all maintenance and administration tasks. By transferring operative responsibility to Wärtsilä through our service agreement, we can ensure that specified levels of performance will be consistently maintained, and that your costs stay at the agreed level across the lifecycle of your plant. Simply put, our power plant service agreement is designed to significantly improve predictability – and prevent costly surprises.
This is a time lapse video shot at the construction of the Kiisa Emergency Reserve Power Plant in Estonia.
The video was shot over the course of the entire construction period which in this case was 31 months.