Wärtsilä to optimise power plant operations in Colorado for lower costs and efficient environmental performance

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 2 November 2015 at 10:00 UTC+2
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Wärtsilä, the leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions and services, has signed a six-year maintenance agreement with Plains End II for its power plant in Colorado, USA. Plains End II is indirectly owned by Polaris Energy, LLC. The broad range of services included in this agreement, signed in August 2015, cover the delivery of spare parts, services and performance upgrades as well as training and services for major overhauls for the power plant’s fourteen Wärtsilä 34SG engines with a combined output of 118 MW.

Wärtsilä’s lifecycle product improvements and solutions as well as the training of plant personnel will help Plains End II to optimise its power plant’s useful life and performance and reduce the risk of unscheduled maintenance. This lowers the power plant’s operating costs in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way.

Wärtsilä’s flexibility and ability to offer financial predictability to maintenance planning and service met the customer’s needs. Plains End II wanted a partner that has the expertise and track-record in servicing Wärtsilä 34SG engines.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to deepen our relationship with Plains End II. With our one stop shop for spare parts as well as the intelligence and accumulated knowledge that we have gained through research and development, we want to help Plains End II increase the efficiency of its operations and to grow its business,” says Sam Stråka, Technical Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Services.

Plains End II’s power plant was commissioned in 2008 at the same location where Wärtsilä had delivered another power plant, Plains End, already in 2001. Plains End and Plains End II are good examples of fast ramping power plants that balance electrical grids that utilize wind power for environmentally sustainable power generation. Tyr Energy, an owner and manager of independent power production assets, provides asset management services for Plains End and Plains End II. Plains End and Plains End II are operated and maintained by NAES Corporation, an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across power generation and other industries.

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Plains End II’s power plant in Colorado



For further information, please contact:

Sam Stråka
Technical Sales Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +1 562 243 2570

Ms Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 40 167 1755

Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

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 maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.