Wärtsilä to ensure energy availability in Timor-Leste

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 29 September 2017 at 10:00 UTC+2
  • Hera
  • Betano

The technology group Wärtsilä will ensure maximised lifetime and guaranteed performance of the Hera and Betano power plants, located in Timor-Leste, in Southeast Asia. The five-year operation and maintenance agreement with the government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste was signed in the second quarter of 2017.

The two power plants are monitored by Wärtsilä's Expertise Center in Jakarta in order to evaluate the installations’ performance and ensure efficient and optimised operations. The agreement also includes training of local staff to allow them to independently operate and maintain both power plants. Wärtsilä has been in charge of the operation and maintenance of the power plants since 2012.

The Hera and Betano power plants are vital electricity sources for Timor-Leste, serving local households, offices, hotels and industries, as well as the country’s port and airport. The Hera power plant is situated in northern Timor-Leste, near the country’s capital Dili, and it has an output of 119 MW. It started operations in December 2011. The Betano power plant, situated in the southern part of country, has an output of 136 MW and started operations in May 2014. Wärtsilä supplied the power generating sets and other related equipment for both plants and the Inur Sakato power plant.

“This operation, maintenance and training contract with Wärtsilä will help us to ensure stable electricity supply in Timor-Leste,” says Virgilio Guterres, the Director General of Electricidade De Timor Leste (EDTL), the operator of the power plants. “As the technology provider of the Hera and Betano power plants, Wärtsilä was the best candidate to support our vision of future’s power plant operation by local Timorese.”

“Wärtsilä has extensive experience in building, operating and maintaining power plants. We are proud to take the responsibility of the operation and maintenance of these plants. The customer can focus on the future development of the power supply infrastructure of the country, knowing that Wärtsilä guarantees the performance and ensures reliable operations of these two power plants,” says Erwin Vanderkerff, President Director of Wärtsilä Indonesia.

Image of Hera power plant located in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
Image of Betano power plant located in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

Read more:
Wärtsilä awarded Operations & Maintenance contract for power plant in Timor-Leste, 10 July 2012

For further information, please contact:

Erwin Vanderkerff
President Director
Wärtsilä Indonesia
Tel: +62 811 870 2945

Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +358 40 167 1755

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