33 MW Wärtsilä trigeneration power plant for Madrid Airport

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 4 November 2003 at 13:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide a 33MW power plant for the Madrid/Barajas airport, Spain. The plant is being supplied on an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) basis to Sampol Ingeníera y Obras SA of Palma de Mallorca who is the main contractor for AENA, the Spanish airport authority who will purchase the electricity, hot water and chilled water from the trigeneration plant.

Wärtsilä will supply six Wärtsilä 18V32DF dual-fuel engines, together with their ancillary equipment, exhaust heat recovery economisers, and ventilation systems. The engines will burn mainly natural gas, with light fuel oil (LFO) as the pilot and back-up fuel.

Wärtsilä will install the power plant in an existing building, and also provide the related engineering services. An important factor in awarding this contract to Wärtsilä was the company’s ability to deliver the engines within the required time frame. The contract was signed in September and the plant is due for commissioning in July 2004.

The Wärtsilä plant will be part of a combined heat and power (CHP) facility that supplies electricity, heating and cooling continuously to new airport extension terminals. Heating and cooling will be provided on a base-load basis with the engines driving generating sets connected to the airport’s internal network. Usually the sets will operate in parallel with the electricity supply from the public utility grid. However, they will also serve as emergency sets in case of a break in supply from the grid.

This power plant is thus a key facility for the Madrid/Barajas airport, which is not only the major airport in Spain but also an important gateway between Europe and Latin America.

Notes to the editor:

Wärtsilä Corporation:
Wärtsilä Corporation is the leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of solutions for decentralized power generation and of supporting services.

Wärtsilä provides power plants for baseload, peaking, and combined heat and power applications. Wärtsilä also supplies solutions for gas compression and for oil and gas pumping. The product range comprises gas- and oil-fired power plants with outputs from 1 MW to 300 MW and bio power plants with outputs from 1 to 10 MWe as well as bio thermal plants from 3 to 20 MWth.

Wärtsilä is headquartered in Helsinki with representatives in more than 60 countries. Production facilities are located in Finland, Norway, France and Italy with assembly plants in Spain, USA and India.

Wärtsilä supplied more than 1,400 MW of power to plants around the world in 2002.

For more information on Wärtsilä, visit the Web site at www.wartsila.com

For further information, please contact:

Maria Nystrand 
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants 
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1946 
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1942 
e-mail: maria.nystrand@wartsila.com 

John Goss
Pilot Global Communications
Direct tel: +852 2609 0691
Direct fax: +852 2609 1351
e-mail: john.pilot@richgarden.com.hk