Barajas Airport, Spain

Barajas airport, Madrid, Spain – Partnership delivers long-term availability and efficiency

Wärtsilä and SAMPOL have forged a rock-solid relationship since first collaborating on a flexible power plant to provide reliable energy to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport in 2005. The partnership has gone from strength to strength, and 15 years later a fourth extension has been signed to renew the maintenance agreement until 2024.
Barajas airport, Madrid, Spain
The plant has been extremely successful, providing impressive availability and efficiency. Continuing our relationship with Wärtsilä has been an easy decision as they’ve been a hugely important part of this success.”
David Gabiola, Power Plant Manager, SAMPOL
Need for efficient power with long-term support
Backup power generation and continuous heating and cooling at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain
Need for reliable, always-available power
Long-term service agreement to maintain high performance levels
Advisory service with Wärtsilä expert on site at all times
33 MW power plant with Wärtsilä 18V32DF (dual-fuel) engines
Performance has always matched or exceeded agreed efficiency
Timely resolution of any issues
Reliable and efficient power generation

Main data

Wärtsilä 33MW power plant with long-term maintenance agreement and onsite advisory service
Operating mode
6 x Wärtsilä 18V32DF (dual-fuel) engines
Total output
 33 MW
Natural gas and light fuel oil (LFO)

SAMPOL Ingeniería y Obras SA (SAMPOL) is an important contractor for AENA, the Spanish airport authority. In 2003 SAMPOL signed an agreement with Wärtsilä for the supply of dual-fuel engines and auxiliary systems for a power plant they were constructing to supply electricity to Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain.

The Wärtsilä technologies, which have helped SAMPOL to deliver a consistently high level of performance to their client, are part of a combined heat and power (CHP) facility that provides electricity, heating and cooling to Terminal 4, the airport’s main terminal, and Terminal 4S.
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