Wartsila to operate and maintain power plant in Syria

Helsinki, November 19, 2010 — Wartsila, a global supplier of flexible power plants and services, has won an operations and maintenance contract by the Al Badia Cement for its captive power plant.

The plant is located within the company’s cement factory grounds in the Abu Al Shamat area, in Syria. The contract is valid for three years.

The power plant will be the sole source of electrical supply to this new cement works facility, and is currently in the process of being commissioned for operation. It is powered by five Wartsila 20V32 and one Wartsila 9L32 generating sets, and produces a total output of more than 45 MW. The plant is also fitted with exhaust gas fired boilers for its auxiliary heating system.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wartsila will take responsibility for operating and maintaining the power plant so that it runs cost-effectively and with optimal efficiency.

Wartsila will employ about 20 local people and provide them with professional training. A local branch office is shortly to be registered to support these operations.

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