Since deciding in 2009 that its three new power plants would operate with Wärtsilä gas engines rather than gas turbines, the conventional choice at that time in Nigeria, Paras Energy has continued to benefit from that decision. As the company’s success gathers momentum, a new Wärtsilä Optimized maintenance agreement has been specifically tailored to support these growth ambitions.
Paras Energy is a 100 percent privately-owned independent Nigerian energy provider connected to the country’s national grid. This, however, has not always been the case. Until 2008-9, Paras was a steel producer with plans to install its own dedicated power generating plants in order to become self-sufficient for its energy needs.
The national grid at the time was not particularly stable, and interruptions to the electricity supply were affecting production.
It was then that discussions with Wärtsilä began.
|WHAT||GAS ENGINE POWER PLANT|
Optimised Maintenance Agreement
Enough power for these homes annually
We have developed a strong spirit of mutual respect and trust with Wärtsilä. This partnership has been a real factor in our success as a power provider to the Nigerian grid. We made the right choice in selecting the Wärtsilä 34SG engines, but the...Yashwant Kumar, Managing Director, Paras Energy & Natural Resources Ltd
|Type||Wärtsilä 34 SG based power plant|
|Operating mode||Flexible baseload|
|Gensets||14 x Wärtsilä 34 SG medium-speed gas engines|
|Total output||132 MW|
|Scope||Engineered Equipment Delivery|
|Lifecycle solution||A 5-year optimised maintenance agreement (2021)|
|Delivery||In operation since 2009|
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