Wärtsilä supplies biopower plant to Belgium

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 20 January 2006 at 11:00 UTC+2

The Belgian company Renogen SA ordered a biomass-fuelled combined heat and power plant from Wärtsilä in November for the municipality of Amel in the Ardennes. The order includes an oil-fuelled boiler. The power plant will be handed over to the customer at the beginning of 2007.

The power plant, burning wood residues from the local forestry industry, will generate electricity for the main grid and heat for the needs of two local factories.  The Belgian government is supporting the project financially as the plant will produce electricity from renewable sources.

Wärtsilä power plants produce electricity and heat with minimum environmental impact; their patented BioGrate combustion technology ensures low emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.

Further information: Ms Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications +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.