Wärtsilä supplies power plant to Alaska

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 1 February 2005 at 14:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä will supply a 10 MW power plant to the public utility of Nome in Alaska. The city of Nome is situated in northwestern Alaska on the Bering Sea. The power plant, which will operate on light fuel oil, will be commissioned at the end of 2005. The value of the contract is USD 4 million.

Since temperatures in the area during the winter can reach 50 degrees below zero, reliability of the plant was a key factor in the contract award. “We undertook a comprehensive evaluation of several vendors and Wärtsilä scored high marks for its reliability, fuel economy, low emissions and service capability,” said John Handeland, General Manager for Nome public utility.

“Wärtsilä has completed several successful projects in Alaska. We were recently selected to supply a power plant for the city of Unalaska in Dutch Harbor. Our solution guarantees a reliable energy supply with low emissions, which is important for the environment in the region,” said Frank Donnelly, Vice President, Power Plants, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.

Further information: Ms Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 10 709 5235