At the beginning of the year Wärtsilä won a contract to supply a power plant to the private power supplier Antigua Power Company Ltd in the Caribbean. This is an extension to an existing power plant delivered in 1997.
After its extension the power plant will be powered by four Wärtsilä 32 engines giving a total output of 28.8 MW. Antigua Power Company Ltd will sell the electricity to the national utility, Antigua Public Utility Authority.
The extension will be completed by the beginning of 2004.
Wärtsilä is the leading global ship power supplier and a major provider of decentralized power generation systems and of supporting services. In addition Wärtsilä operates a Nordic engineering steel company and manages a substantial holding to support the core business. Wärtsilä’s net sales in 2002 totalled EUR 2.5 billion and the Group has 12,500 employees.