Wärtsilä delivers gas-engines for a power plant in South Korea

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 20 June 2007 at 09:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä was awarded a contract in May 2007 from JB Entech Co Ltd, South Korea, to deliver engineering and equipment for a 25.3 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP) for the Cheong Soo community in Cheon Ahn City.

This is Wärtsilä’s first CHP project in South Korea under the CES (Community Energy System) concept, which is based on South Korean government legislation to encourage decentralized energy production. The CES aims to supply heat and electricity from independent heat and power production facilities to residential, commercial, business, and hospital buildings and facilities that are concentrated in a specific area.

Wärtsilä will deliver the equipment in two phases. The first phase requires two Wärtsilä 34SG gas-engined generating sets. In the second phase, Wärtsilä will deliver a third identical generating set, raising the total electrical output to 25 MWe and the thermal output to 21 MWth. Waste heat recovery from these engines will provide thermal energy for district heating and cooling.

The first phase of the plant is due to be operational in the second half of 2009, and the second phase around mid 2012.

For additional information, please contact Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications, tel. +358 10 709 5235.

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