Wärtsilä supplies power plant to Yemen

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 8 November 2004 at 09:00 UTC+2

The Canadian oil and gas company Nexen has ordered a 15 MW baseload power plant from Wärtsilä for its Bashair Al Khair-A oil field in Yemen.

The power plant, designed to run on both crude oil and gas, is equipped to operate in the dry and hot conditions typical of the region. The plant will be commissioned summer 2005.

“The challenging conditions in Yemen underscore the advantages of Wärtsilä’s engine technology over turbines,” said Frank Donnelly, Vice President of Wärtsilä North America Inc., Power Plants.

“Wärtsilä has a good reference in Yemen, having supplied Nexen with a power plant in 1992. Wärtsilä is dedicated to serving customers in this region for the long term. The engine’s dual-fuel capability gives us the flexibility we wanted in our fuel requirements,” said Harry Groten, Project Engineer of Nexen.

Further information: Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +358 10 709 5235

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version contains more technical information. The releases are available at www.wartsila.com