Wärtsilä wins second power plant order in Brazil

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 27 October 2005 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä has received a second power plant order in Brazil within a short period of time. The new 83 MW power plant, with a contract value in the range of EUR 45 million, will be supplied to the city of Manaus. The contract was signed at the end of September. The customer is the independent power producer (IPP) Companhia Energetica Manauara and the power plant provides baseload power for the Manaus grid.

The plant will initially run on oil and later will be converted to run on gas once a gas pipeline becomes available in the region. This is made possible by Wärtsilä’s multifuel engine technology.

The main factors favouring Wärtsilä as the choice of supplier were the plant’s competitive lifecycle cost, the possibility to convert the plant to gas operation, and Wärtsilä’s local service support in an area where several other Wärtsilä-supplied power plants are in operation.

This order marks the fifteenth power plant for Wärtsilä in Brazil. These have an aggregate power output of more than 600 MW. Wärtsilä also has Operation & Maintenance agreements for four power plants covering 200 MW of this total.

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