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Wärtsilä to maximise lifetime and guarantee performance of Umm AlQura’s power plant

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 20 October 2015 at 10:00 UTC+2
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Wärtsilä, the leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions and services, has signed a three-year asset management agreement with Umm AlQura Cement Company for their power plant near Taif city in Saudi Arabia. With this agreement, signed in August 2015, Wärtsilä assumes full responsibility for operations and maintenance of the power plant consisting of five Wärtsilä 32 engines with combined output of 47 MW and its related equipment.

The signed agreement is a long term operational partnership with a common goal to ensure maximised lifetime and guaranteed performance and lifecycle costs for Umm AlQura’s power plant in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

”We wanted a partner that can provide us with the highest possible level of risk management, ongoing maintenance and engine efficiency, as the power plant serves our cement factory in extreme ambient conditions, such as high ambient temperatures and high altitudes,” says Mr. Fawaz Al-Mutairi, General Manager from Umm AlQura.

The new version of the Wärtsilä 32 engine is designed to operate at outstanding efficiency in all conditions, and it delivers reduced fuel consumption while complying with the World Bank Environment, Health and Safety guidelines for NOx emissions.

“We are very enthusiastic to start our co-operation with Umm AlQura. We are committed to offer them the possibility to focus on their core business while we take the operative responsibility of the installation,” concludes Moeen Arshad, General Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation.

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Caption: Umm AlQura’s power plant near Taif city in Saudi Arabia.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Moeen Arshad
General Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +966 55 544 6912

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


Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way. 

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 maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.