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Wartsila on Tuesday said it has won an award from Oil India (OIL) to set up a 30 megawatt (MW) power plant in Assam, once operational it will be one of the main sources of power for OIL’s facility at Duliajan, which does not have connection to the grid.

The power plant is scheduled to be commissioned in November 2022.

The company won this project through the international competitive bidding process. The project is awarded under a full engineering, procurement, and construction contract.

“This plant will form the backbone of Oil India’s power supply to the surrounding area, facilities and township. The Wartsila solution, backed with our long-term maintenance agreement, will enable extremely high plant availability to deliver a thoroughly reliable electricity supply,” said Henri van Boxtel, energy business director, South Asia, Wärtsilä.

According to the company press release, the plant will cater power to the LPG bottling cum extraction facility, gas gathering station, the entire OIL township and other critical loads.