Wärtsilä wins Gold and Bronze Medals at Asian Power Awards 2019 event

News 5 September 2019 at 00:00 UTC+2
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Technology group Wärtsilä together with its consortium partner PT PP have been awarded both Gold and Bronze medals at the Asian Power Awards 2019 event held in conjunction with the POWERGEN Asia 2019 conference and exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The prestigious awards event is often referred to as the power industry’s Oscars, and in recognising Wärtsilä’s accomplishments, these Awards represent a strong endorsement of the company’s technology and its overall project performance. The Gold Medal award was given in the “Best Dual-Fuel Power Plant of the Year” category, while the Bronze Medal award was for the “Fast Track Project of the Year”.

The Package 7 project

Both awards are in recognition of the Package 7 project in eastern Indonesia. This involved Wärtsilä’s delivery of four power plants to Indonesia, constructed simultaneously in partnership with PT PP for the account of PT PLN, the Indonesian state-owned national utility. All four plants operate on Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines and have power outputs ranging from 22 to 36 MW. The order was placed in March 2017.

The dual-fuel flexibility of the Wärtsilä engines was an extremely important feature of the project, since they can operate on conventional liquid fuel until the LNG supply infrastructure serving the sites is in place. The plants will then switch to LNG fuel operation.

In accepting the Gold Medal award, Nicolas Leong, Regional Director, South East Asia, Wärtsilä Energy Business, commented: “Flexibility, both operational and in fuel choice, is the one word that best defines today’s energy sector transition. When Wärtsilä introduced dual-fuel engine technology some 25 years ago, we opened the door to a new era of power generation. As the industry moves away from large centralised power plants with inflexible thermal capacity, to fast-starting, highly efficient, fuel flexible systems, we are able to utilise greater levels of renewably sourced energy, notably solar and wind. This will benefit the environment, the power producers, and society in general. Wärtsilä is proud to receive this Gold Medal, and proud to be leading the energy sector’s transition towards a 100 percent renewables energy future.”

Fast-Track deliveries

Execution speed of the Package 7 project was demanding. PT PLN is committed to rapidly increasing its electrification network in eastern Indonesia where the four power plants, at Bontang, Labuan Bajo, Nabire and Ternate, are located. The contracts with Wärtsilä therefore specified fast-track deliveries, and Wärtsilä was able to respond accordingly. Two of the plants were completed in just six months, one was ready in nine months, and the fourth was completed within a year.

This outstanding performance emphasises the company’s project management capabilities. As Frederic Carron noted when accepting the award: “Wärtsilä’s 30 years of experience in delivering complex projects to customers around the world was the rock on which this Package 7 project was successfully built. We support our installations not only through this experience, but also through commitment to the customer, through deep in-house know-how, and through having a global network of capable and well-trained personnel. As a result, we are extremely well placed to deliver both EPC and equipment delivery contracts.”

These four power plant installations add to the 3500 MW installed capacity that Wärtsilä already has in Indonesia. Wärtsilä also has service agreements covering more than 350 MW of generating capacity in the country.

Caption: Wärtsilä has been awarded both Gold and Bronze medals at the Asian Power Awards 2019 event held in conjunction with the POWERGEN Asia 2019 conference and exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mr.Tim Charlton
Publisher, Asian Power

Mr. Nicolas Leong
Regional Director, South East Asia,
Wärtsilä Energy Business

Mr. Abdul Haris Tatang
Director of EPC and Foreign Partnership

Mr. Mochamad Ichsan
General Manager Ops EPC

Mr. Syawalianto Rahmaputro
Business Development Manager, Indonesia
Wärtsilä Energy Business

Mr. Junaidi Heriyanto
Project Manager Mobile Power Plant Package VII

Read more about Wärtsilä Engine Power Plants

For further information about the Package 7 project, and the Asian Power Awards, please contact:

Frederic Carron
Director, Solutions, Asia Pacific
Wärtsilä Energy Business
Mob.+65 9720 9510

Mirja-Maija Santala
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wärtsilä Energy Business
Mob: +358 400 793 827

Wärtsilä Energy Business in brief
Wärtsilä Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an energy system integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering comprises engine-based flexible power plants – including liquid gas systems – hybrid solar power plants, energy management systems and storage and integration solutions. We support our customers over the lifecycle of their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has 70 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.