Wärtsilä has been awarded a EUR 38 million contract in September 2007 by AzerEnerji, the state-owned Azerbaijan electricity company, for a 104 MWe combined heat and power (CHP) plant to be located at Guba, 165 km north west of the capital Baku.
Wärtsilä has been contracted to design the CHP plant, supply the equipment, and to supervise the installation work and operations for a period of two years. Wärtsilä engines will burn natural gas from the Baku gas fields. The electricity will be supplied to the national grid, while the waste heat will be used to provide heating for new greenhouses being built in the region. The plant is due to be completed by the end of 2008.
The Guba CHP plant is the seventh AzerEnerji plant contracted with Wärtsilä. The total output of the power plant orders to Azerbaijan is over 750 MWe.
The high efficiency of the Wärtsilä power plants result in very low emissions per kWh generated. In addition, this decentralized solution avoids excessive transmission and distribution losses. Moreover, the reliability and availability of Wärtsilä’s multi-unit power plants is well established.
Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications, tel +358 10 709 5235.
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