Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract from United Cement Company of Nigeria Ltd. (UNICEM) to supply three Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel generating sets and related equipment for a 47 MWe power plant at a new cement works located at Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria. The power plant is estimated to come on line in the beginning of 2008.
The engines will initially burn heavy fuel oil but, as dual-fuel engines, they will be changed to run on natural gas as the main fuel when it becomes available at the cement works. The dual-fuel capability of the engines will allow UNICEM to manage its fuel costs by using the lowest cost fuel available.
The power plant will be the sole source of electrical power for the cement plant which is isolated from the national grid.
For further information, please contact 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. Both are available at www.wartsila.com
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