Wärtsilä supplies power plant to Caribbean island of St. Maarten

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 28 February 2005 at 16:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a 16 MW power plant to the Carribbean island of St. Maarten in the Dutch Antilles. The customer is the island’s national utility GEBE N.V. The new US$ 15 million contract marks an extension to the existing power plant. The new generating sets will be started up in November 2005.

The power need on the island of St. Maarten has grown as a result of increased tourism. “This extension will improve our reliability and reduce our power generating costs,” said Julius Lambert, Managing Director of GEBE.

Wärtsilä supplied GEBE’s first power plant 16 years ago. “We are very pleased to be able to extend our long-standing business relationship with GEBE,” said Frank Donnelly, Vice President, Power Plants for Wärtsilä North America.

GEBE receives the product and maintenance support it needs from Wärtsilä’s Caribbean office and service facility in Puerto Rico.


Further information: Eeva Kainulainen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, +358 10 709 5235


Included in order intake Q4/2004.

GEBE N.V. = Gemeenschappelijk Electriciteidsbedrijf Bovenwindse Eilanden

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version contains more technical information. The releases are available at http://www.wartsila.com