Wärtsilä wins further power plant order in Manaus, Brazil

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 15 May 2006 at 15:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä has won a turnkey power plant contract from Rio Amazonas Energia SA in Brazil. The order, received in April, is worth in the range of EUR 45 million. The power plant will be built in the town of Manaus and will have a electricity generation capacity of 83 MW.

This is the third major power plant contract signed by Wärtsilä in the Manaus region in the past seven months. The Rio Amazonas power plant will be the sixteenth so far supplied by Wärtsilä in Brazil, bringing to over 700 MW the total generating capacity delivered by Wärtsilä in the country.

The Rio Amazonas Energia plant will supply electricity to the Manaus grid. The power plant engines will initially run on heavy fuel oil, and the dual fuel operation will be implemented as soon as the pipeline from Urucu is in operation. Wärtsilä won the order due to the competitive lifecycle cost of the power plant and the possibility to run the plant on dual fuel mode. Wärtsilä is also currently negotiating a long-term operations and maintenance agreement with the customer.

Further information: Mrs Eeva Kainulainen, VP, Corporate Communications, tel +358 10 7095 235.

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