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Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 9 January 2013 at 10 am EET
Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant
solutions and services, has signed two important long-term service agreements
covering Amman Asia Electric Power's power plant in Al Manakher, Jordan. The
agreements comprise a 15 year Parts Supply Agreement, as well as a 5 year
Technical Service Agreement with KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co., Ltd, the
operations and maintenance contractor for the power plant. The contract was
signed in October 2012.
The facility is under construction and will have a net electrical output of 573
MW. When completed, it will be the world's largest tri-fuel power plant with
combustion engines capable of using natural gas, heavy fuel oil and light fuel
oil. A consortium headed by Wärtsilä
was awarded the turnkey contract in October
2012 to build the power plant, which will supply electricity to the Jordanian
The plant is to be powered by a total of 38 Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel engines
running initially on heavy fuel oil. However, once the natural gas
infrastructure is in place, the flexibility of the Wärtsilä engine technology
will enable a seamless switch to gas fuel. The first phase of the power plant
project is expected to be operational by February 2014. The entire plant is
scheduled to be in operation by September of that same year.
"With its broad experience in this field, together with the fact that Wärtsilä
is the original equipment supplier for this installation, it was an obvious
choice to select the company's parts and service support to ensure the
reliability and availability of the equipment," comments Mr. Choi Jung-ho, Vice
President, KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co., Ltd.
"Wärtsilä provides customers with service solutions that optimise the
operational efficiency of their installations throughout the full lifecycle.
This of course has many benefits, but being aware that Wärtsilä can be relied on
to rapidly respond to technical service and spare part needs, is perhaps the
most important benefit of all," says Loganathan Venkatachalapathi, Area General
Manager, Contract Support, Wärtsilä Arab Emirates.
Globally, approximately 17 GW of generating capacity in both marine and land
based installations - a total of 544 installations - is covered by Wärtsilä's
asset management and other service agreements.
Wärtsilä's Services & Support solutions range from basic support, installation
and commissioning, performance optimisation, upgrades, conversions and
environmental solutions, to service projects and agreements focusing on overall
equipment performance and asset management. These services are delivered by some
11,000 professionals working from the company's 160 service stations, workshops
and repair centres that form a service network covering 70 countries worldwide.
Wärtsilä press release 10 October 2012: Wärtsilä-led consortium wins major
contract to build world's largest tri-fuel power plant in Jordan
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For further information please contact:
Director, Services Unit Gulf
Wärtsilä Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 50 4587385
Media Officer, Media and Stakeholder Relations
Tel: +358 10 709 5627
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine
and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the
vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2011, Wärtsilä's net sales
totalled EUR 4.2 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has
operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is
listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
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