Wärtsilä gas-engines for a power plant for Korean community energy system (CES) project

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 20 June 2007 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä was awarded a contract in May 2007 from JB Entech Co Ltd, 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 in Korea.

This is Wärtsilä’s first CHP project in Korea under the CES (Community Energy System) concept. CES is a concept 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, and business buildings, together with hospitals, and other facilities that are concentrated in a specific area.

Wärtsilä will deliver the equipment  for the Cheong Soo plant in two phases. The first phase requires two Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas-engined generating sets with a combined electrical output of 17 MWe. Waste heat recovery from these engines will provide 14 MWth of thermal energy for district heating and cooling.

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.

The plant is being installed by JB Entech Co Ltd, the engineering and supply company of its parent company Jung Bu City Gas Co Ltd. The first phase of the Cheong Soo plant is due to be operational in the second half of 2009, and the second phase around mid 2012.

The plant will burn natural gas and will produce electricity, heat and cooling for the Cheong Soo community. The community will thus benefit throughout the year of the high total efficiency of the CHP plant.

The Cheong Soo gas power plant will be equipped with advanced emission- and noise reduction equipment.

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 14,000 professionals manning 130 Wärtsilä locations in close to 70 countries around the world.



For further information, please contact:
Maria Nystrand
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1456
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: maria.nystrand@wartsila.com
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