Wärtsilä to supply Indonesia’s first gas engine based peaking power plant

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 8 March 2012 at 11:30 UTC+2

Wärtsilä was selected as the preferred supplier based on the company’s proven capability to deliver high quality, and extremely efficient power plant solutions, on a fast-track basis.

Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply a new, gas-fuelled power plant to Indonesia. When operational, it will serve the regional electricity grid, and will be the first ever gas-fired combustion engine based peaking power plant in Indonesia. The plant is to be located in Sei Gelam Jambi in Sumatra.

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT. PLN), the state-owned utility company, will utilize the new facility primarily to supply power during the evening peak load hours. It will be powered by eleven 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 34SG generator sets in V-configuration, operating on compressed natural gas and providing an output of 110 MW. Wärtsilä will also supply the necessary auxiliary equipment as well as building materials. Everything is being delivered on a fast-track basis, as the plant is scheduled to be built and fully operational before the end of 2012.

“Wärtsilä has been selected as the preferred supplier by PT PP (Persero) Tbk, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction main contractor to PT. PLN, based on the company’s proven capability to deliver high quality, and extremely efficient power plant solutions, on a fast-track basis,” says Mr Taufiq Aria, Head of EPC Division, PT PP (Persero) Tbk.

“Our ability to meet the tightest of delivery deadlines was, of course, a key consideration in the award of this contract. However, the Wärtsilä power plant solution itself, with its fast start-up and loading capability, its multi-unit configuration that ensures high availability, and its overall reliability and performance, was the main deciding factor,” says Sushil Purohit, Regional Director, Wärtsilä Power Plants in South East Asia & Australia.

Wärtsilä already has a strong presence in Indonesia, with some 2,8 GW of installed power in operation. These, and all Wärtsilä installations, are supported by the company’s global service network. Wärtsilä has service agreements for over 350 MW of power generating capacity in Indonesia.

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For further information please contact:

Sushil Purohit
Regional Director
Wärtsilä Power Plants, South East Asia & Australia
Tel: +65 977 13424

Tuula Franck
Senior Manager, Media and Stakeholder Relations
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 400 267555

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 maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2011, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.