The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term supply agreement with the Turkish company Aksa Enerji Üretim A.Ş. (“Aksa Energy”) and its affiliates. Aksa Energy has recently invested particularly in Africa, where energy is in demand in several countries throughout the continent.
The use of Wärtsilä original parts ensures efficient and sustainable power plant operation of Aksa Energy’s six power plants in Madagascar, Ghana, Mali, Turkey and Northern Cyprus, with a combined output of 868 MW. In addition to spare parts availability assurances, the contract also provides Aksa Energy access to Wärtsilä’s Technical support services.
The three-year agreement was signed in October 2017 with an option to extend it for two years. With the new agreement, the Turkish energy company has decided to extend its successful partnership with Wärtsilä.
“As Aksa Energy group, we are very pleased to consolidate our longstanding business relationship with Wärtsilä through a three-year framework agreement that was signed during our visit to Helsinki, Finland. We will continue to use Wärtsilä engines to increase our installed capacity in the African region,” says Cüneyt Uygun, CEO of Aksa Energy.
Fast solutions to growing needs
Aksa Energy, a Turkey-based independent power producer (IPP) has expanded its global operations from Turkey to the Turkish part of Cyprus and several countries in Africa. Aksa Energy continues to assess global opportunities for further growth.
“We are very happy to continue our co-operation with Aksa Energy to secure the energy production of their power plants. We place great value in the customer loyalty and trust that Aksa Energy has shown us, and will do our very best to help ensure successful and sustainable operations of their installations,” says Arie Pijl, Director, Services Unit Turkey & Caspian Sea and Managing Director, Wärtsilä Enpa Turkey.
Image caption: Aksa Energy's management visiting Wärtsilä's site in Vaasa, Western Finland.
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Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services provides high-quality lifecycle services that enhance customers’ business. Its broad range of services supports both shipping and power generation companies, whenever and wherever needed. Solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring the maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of the customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.