The Wärtsilä 20V34SG reciprocating engines, made in Finland, were among 12 total that arrived in Duluth, MN, by cargo ship Oct. 12. They were then loaded onto a train and sent to Basin Electric’s Pioneer Generation Station, northwest of Williston.
The engines arrived earlier than anticipated, and another six are expected to arrive soon. Mark Winn, Basin Electric construction coordinator II, talks about the delivery in the video.
Learn more about construction at Pioneer Generation Station and the need for more power in western North Dakota and eastern Montana’s Bakken oil field on our website.