Wärtsilä supplies 11 industrial power plants for EUROCEMENT Group

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 22 December 2014 at 11:30 UTC+2
  • Wärtsilä 34SG engines in the typical modular configuration. Each unit can be operated independently, which ensures reliability and availability at all times.

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply power plants for 11 cement factories of EUROCEMENT Group in Russia. The project is part of a modernisation program of the factories which focuses on energy efficiency and environmental upgrading. EUROCEMENT Group, making up almost 40 percent of the Russian cement market, is one of the largest cement producers in the world. The contract was signed in November 2014.

“EUROCEMENT Group modernization program is based on energy efficiency and best international practice. Wärtsilä’s solutions will allow us to create high technology cement industry in Russia and provide national infrastructure and housing projects with high quality cement”, says President of the company Mikhail Skorokhod.

The full equipment delivery order consists of 36 natural gas-fired Wärtsilä 34SG engines. Size of the industrial power plants varies from 2 to 5 engines, or from 19 to 48 MW. The combined capacity of the power plants will be 314 MW. The plants will produce electricity for the cement factory and work in parallel with the grid. All projects are scheduled to be fast-track-delivered during 2015.

“This multi-plant project is nicely in line with our strategy to grow in the industrial sector. Cement manufacturers and other industrial customers recognise the value of reliability of our solutions”, says Regional Director Alf Doktar, Wärtsilä Power Plants. Wärtsilä’s total installed power generation capacity in Russia is approximately 1000 MW.

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Caption: Wärtsilä 34SG engines in the typical modular configuration. Each unit can be operated independently, which ensures reliability and availability at all times.

Wärtsilä Power Plants in brief
Wärtsilä Power Plants is a leading global supplier of flexible baseload power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent power production. Wärtsilä Power Plants also provides LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2014, Wärtsilä has 56 GW of installed power plant capacity in 170 countries around the world.

For further information please contact:

Alf Doktar
Regional Director, Eastern Europe
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Tel. +385 40 5866946

Juka-Pekka Niemi
General Manager, Marketing
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions 
Tel: +358 10 709 0000

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2013, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.

EUROCEMENT Group in brief
EUROCEMENT group is an international vertically integrated industrial holding company. It produces building materials such as cement, concrete and crushed stone. Making up almost 40% of the Russian cement market, EUROCEMENT group is among the world’s top ten cement producers. The current production capacity of EUROCEMENT group’s 16 plants, located in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, is 40 million tonnes of cement and 10 million m3 of concrete, the aggregate stock exceed 4 billion tonnes.