Wärtsilä wins four more gas power plant orders from Turkey

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 28 December 2009 at 11:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä already has a strong presence in Turkey, and the latest orders will bring the total amount of generating capacity the company has supplied to Turkish power plants to well over 2000 MW.

Wärtsilä, a leading supplier of flexible power plants for the decentralized power generation market, has signed agreements during autumn 2009 to supply the equipment for four gas power plants under construction in Turkey. The new gas power plants are scheduled to be operational in the spring and summer of 2010. Wärtsilä has also signed maintenance agreements for two of the installations.

Wärtsilä signed contracts to supply the equipment for an extension to the Rasa Enerji power plant in Van, in the east of Turkey, and for the Naksan power plant project in Gaziantep, located close to the Syrian border in the southeast of Turkey. A third installation is for the Marmara Pamuklu power station in Corlu, close to Tekirdag, which is located in the northwest of Turkey. Most recently, Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply equipment for the H.G. Enerji power plant project in Gediz, in the province of Kütahya in the Aegean region of the country.

The Rasa Enerji extension order consists of three Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas-powered engines, as well as the compressed air, charge air and exhaust systems for the plant. This additional 25 MW will bring the total power plant output to 106 MW, to be fed to the national grid. The power plant is located at an altitude of approximately 1700 metres and, because of the altitude factor, a key prerequisite was that the engines should be capable of achieving maximum capacity with no de-rating. The Wärtsilä engines are fully able to meet this performance requirement.

The Naksan power plant project is being developed by Naksan Plastik San Ve Tic A/S, who will use the electricity and heat generated by the plant for its own packaging manufacturing processes. Any surplus electricity will be sold to the national grid. The contract calls for Wärtsilä to supply the engineering and equipment, consisting of two Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines running on gas, as well as the compressed air system, radiators and charge air filters. The combined out put will be approximately 18 MW.

The third Wärtsilä contract is for three Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines to be installed in an extension to the Marmara Pamuklu power station in Corlu, Turkey. The engines will be run on natural gas and will have a combined output of 25 MW. The contract has been awarded by Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat San ve Tic A/S, a textile and paper producer who will use heat from the power plant for its paper and combined cycle processing. The electricity generated will be sold to the national grid. Wärtsilä has previously supplied the generating equipment for the company’s original power plant, and this latest extension will now bring the total output of the plant to 78 MWe including 6 MWe from a steam turbine.

The latest project contract has been placed by H.G.Enerji Elektrik Üretimi Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, a company specialising in textiles. The order consists of six Wärtsilä 20V34SG engines running on gas and producing a total output of 50 MW, plus all ancillary equipment with the exception of the boiler. The electricity generated will be sold to the national grid.

“Wärtsilä’s strength in the Turkish market is a clear indication of our good reputation in the country, our efficient service support operations, and of course, the quality of the Wärtsilä generating equipment. We are especially delighted to be delivering equipment to Gaziantep. It is one of the largest industrial parks in Turkey, and this will be an excellent reference installation for our equipment,” says Christer Strandvall, Regional Director for Western Europe, Wärtsilä Power Plants.

For further information, please contact:

Christer Strandvall
Regional Director, Western Europe
Wärtsilä Power Plants
Tel:   +358 40 830 7732
e-mail:  christer.strandvall@wartsila.com

Maria Nystrand
Publicity Manager,
Wärtsilä Power Plants
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1456
e-mail: maria.nystrand@wartsila.com

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 maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2008, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with 19,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.