Wärtsilä gas-fuelled power plant in Gujarat, India

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 26 April 2005 at 15:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a contract to equip an 18 MW gas-fuelled captive power plant for Videocon Narmada Glass in Bharuch,. The plant will comprise three Wärtsilä 18V34SG generating sets, each of 6 MW output at 11 kV.

The plant will be installed and commissioned in two phases, with two generating sets being handed over in September 2005 and the third set in December 2005. The second phase of the plant was ordered in April 2005, while the first phase was ordered in December 2004.

The Bharuch factory is the largest manufacturer in India of glass shells for colour television tubes. The company is now expanding its capacity to double the output of the existing works. The company’s intention is to be one the world’s largest producers of glass shells.

The new generating plant will serve the factory’s new production capacity with electrical power and process heat. Wärtsilä is supplying and installing the engines, generators and all related ancillary under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract which excludes civil works and the waste heat recovery plant.

The Wärtsilä engines will burn natural gas supplied from the local utility supply. Important criteria in the choice of these engines were their high reliability and economical heat rate, with a balance between electrical and thermal output that well suited the glass factory’s requirements. The awarding of the contract to Wärtsilä was also beneficially influenced by Wärtsilä’s proven track record in delivering similar plants in India, superior project execution capability, and excellent service support.

For more information:

Yvonne Rönn
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Finland Oy
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1456
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: yvonne.ronn@wartsila.com

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