Wärtsilä wins gas power plant order in USA

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 18 August 2005 at 13:00 UTC+2

R. L. Turner Corporation has ordered in May an 8 MW gas power plant for the City of Rensselaer in Indiana, USA. The contract has a value of approx. 4.4 million US dollars.

The new power plant, supplementing an existing plant, will operate at peak periods of electricity demand.

“R. L. Turner Corporation and the City of Rensselaer are joining a growing group of communities that realize the ability to provide energy is a critical factor in future growth,” said Mr Frank Donnelly, vice president of power plants for Wärtsilä North America.  “Wärtsilä’s peaking plant will provide the city with security, independence and protection from rising power costs during a time when deregulation has created a great deal of turbulence in the electric industry.”

In its Power Plants business Wärtsilä’s strategic goal is to focus on the decentralized energy market and to develop in the growth sectors of this market such as gas power plants.

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