For immediate release

November 9th, 2021

Nineteen members of staff from the Generation Department, at both operational and Management levels, participated in a two-week training programme that examined the operations of the newly installed Wärtsilä engines at the Cane Hall Power Station.

The training commenced October 25th, under Senior Wärtsilä Instructor, Mr. Matti Kakko. According to Mr. Kakko, these latest model of generators (Wärtsilä 6L32) boast up-to-date technology. He said the generators contain miller timing which have fewer combustion chambers to reduce nitrous oxide (NOX) emissions and they are therefore environmentally friendly. Mr. Kakkoo said that proper maintenance of the engines will ensure that they operate at the optimal level.

The participants addressed relevant topics during the two-week period namely engine general design and function, function of engine built-on systems, fuel oil, lubricating oil and cooling water requirements, engine operation, engine maintenance operations, general design of power plant, function of auxiliary systems, auxiliary systems operation and auxiliary systems maintenance operations.

The training was essential for the VINLEC staff in order to ensure they are familiar with the new technology such that they can adequately address any challenges from the new installation. The participants noted that they are aware that the training helped to improve their knowledge about advancements in new generation technology. They are now better prepared to operate these new generators. One participant said, “We have to be on our best game to ensure they function as efficiently as possible.”

In adherence to COVID-19 protocols, the participants were divided into two groups. One group was stationed at the Engineering Complex Training Room with Mr. Kakko, while the other group was stationed at the Engineering Complex Conference Room. The training ended last Friday, November 5th.


For more information, contact:

Tamara Sprott

Communications Officer

St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited

P.O. Box 856

Telephone 456-1701 Ext-215 Email: [email protected]


Civil works progressed early in 2021 in preparation to receive the two-new units

One of two-Wartsila’s engines

Leave a reply