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Leading the energy transition

Wärtsilä leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance.

Our track record comprises 76 GW of power plant capacity and more than 110 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world.

 

 

Towards a 100% renewable energy future

We are in the midst of the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future, a world where homes and businesses are powered in a sustainable way. No one person or company alone can change the world overnight. No single, brilliant move will complete the game. It’s something we all need to do together.

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76 GW

of power plant capacity installed.

110+

energy storage installations delivered.

99.1 %

annual reliability for power plants operated by Wärtsilä.

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Wärtsilä to optimise and decarbonise gold mine power station in Suriname with 7.8 MW / 7.8 MWh energy storage system

Jan 27, 2022, 10:30 AM by Wärtsilä Corporation

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 7.8-megawatt (MW) / 7.8-megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage system to a leading gold mining company to help achieve its climate targets and decarbonisation goals at a mine in Suriname. This is the first utility-scale energy storage system to be built in Suriname and Wärtsilä’s first energy storage project in the country. The order was booked to Wärtsilä order intake in Q4, 2021. The facility is expected to become operational in late 2022.

The integrated energy storage system will improve efficiency at the gold mine’s power station by reducing the need for emergency back-up spinning reserve, therefore lowering fuel consumption. The project is estimated to reduce the mine’s emissions by 5,600 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. This optimised energy system will extend to improvements across the lifetime of the engines and reduce operation and maintenance costs.

The facility will include Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum, a fully integrated, modular and compact energy storage system, as well as the GEMS Digital Energy Platform, Wärtsilä’s advanced energy management system. GEMS will control and optimise the portfolio of both the existing generating sets and the new energy storage system. GEMS will also evaluate opportunities to integrate renewable energy assets at the facility to further decarbonise mining operations, further reduce operations costs and provide clean electricity to surrounding communities.

“With our holistic approach to power systems and expertise in different power generating assets, we can support our customers in decarbonising their operations. Wärtsilä is pleased to help improve reliability, efficiency and sustainability at mining stations in Suriname and around the world with our energy storage solutions,” said Marc Tarbox, General Manager, Contract and Agreements, Americas, Wärtsilä Energy. “Wärtsilä has global experience helping customers with isolated grids optimise system efficiency. GEMS continues to serve as a mature control technology, allowing customers to easily integrate new resources and intelligently optimise the dispatch of all power assets within a hybrid system.”

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Media contact for more information on this release:

Mirja-Maija Santala
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wärtsilä Energy
Mob: +358 400 793 827
mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com

Image caption: Wärtsilä's energy storage technology to support world’s largest gold mining company to achieve climate targets in Suriname, the first energy storage project in the country
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Wärtsilä Energy in brief
Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. https://www.wartsila.com/energy

Wärtsilä in brief

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in 200 locations in more than 70 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2020 Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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