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Roundup: Ande gas pilot, Staatsolie expansion, Wärtsilä sales

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paraguay's state power company Ande reported it is carrying out research into the use of CNG in diesel motors at thermoelectric plants.

Results from a pilot conversion to a 365kVA Caterpillarunit at the off-grid Bahía Negra thermo some 880km from capital Asunción were "highly positive," according to an Ande release.

The company added that although the country does not face major hydro generation problems, estimates toward 2040 in a high demand scenario envision full use of hydros Acaray, Itaipú and Yacyretá and planned hydro Corpus.

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Suriname state oil company Staatsolie envisions addition of a further 34MW to the 34MW expansion due online in February at its 28MW thermo plant, according to information from the NOC.

"We know that the demand for energy will continue to rise, the reason why we look to the future. A growing number of households and factories will be connected to the EBS grid," highlights project head David Kertotiko.

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And Wärtsilä's January-September net sales and power plant intake in the Americas hit 744mn euros (US$1.03bn) and 324MW compared to 643mn euros and 612MW in the year-ago period. Company-wide sales and power plant order intake in the first nine months of 2013 totaled 3.24bn euros and 1,786MW.

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