Wärtsilä to supply power plant for Madrid airport

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

Wärtsilä is supplying a power plant to the Madrid Barajas airport in Spain. The 33 MW plant will be part of a combined heat and power plant (CHP) that will provide heating and cooling for the extension to the new airport terminals.

The customer is Sampol Ingeníera y Obras SA of Palma de Mallorca who is the main contractor for AENA, the Spanish airport authority. The contract was signed in September.

The power source for the plant will be six Wärtsilä DF dual-fuel engines that will be mainly fired by gas, with light fuel oil as the back-up fuel.

Wärtsilä is designing and building the power plant for an existing building and it will be due for commissioning in July 2004. Speed of delivery was a decisive factor in winning the contract.

This press release is available in two versions. This is the shorter version. The longer version contains more technical information and can be seen on Wärtsilä’s Internet pages at www.wartsila.com.


Eeva Kainulainen
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 7095 235
e-mail: eeva.kainulainen@wartsila.com