Wärtsilä will supply a 40 MW Smart Power Generation power plant for LLP KazAzot in Kazakhstan. The plant will provide electricity and steam for process industry near the city of Aktau. It is scheduled to be operational in late 2016.
“A steady and reliable flow of power is essential for our processes, and this is something Wärtsilä is able to provide. The solution also improves significantly our energy efficiency, reducing costs and improving our competitiveness. Also, Wärtsilä’s unique capability to extend the scope of supply to include both the steam cogeneration plant and the civil materials were important factors influencing our choice,” said Kinis Urakov, CEO of LLP KazAzot. The facility produces products for agriculture and mining.
The extended equipment delivery includes four Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas, cogeneration units for steam generation, mechanical and electrical accessories balance of plant, as well as civil materials supply.
“We have experienced rapid growth in our sales to the CIS countries (Commonwealth of Independent States) over the past decade, especially in the industrial sector. Our strong track record, efficient and reliable technology, and local customer support have been our key to success,” said Alf Doktar, Regional Director at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.
Wärtsilä has delivered approximately 2800 MW of power generation capacity to Russia and other CIS countries. Globally Wärtsilä’s installed capacity is 58 GW in 175 countries.
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Wärtsilä Energy Solutions in brief
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions 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 Energy Solutions also provides LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2015, Wärtsilä has 58 GW of installed power plant capacity in 175 countries around the world.
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 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 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.