Helsinki, October 14, 2010 — Wartsila, a leading supplier of flexible power plants and services to the decentralized power generation market, has been awarded an operations and maintenance agreement by Liberty Power Tech for its power plant in Pakistan.
The 5-year agreement calls for Wartsila to operate, maintain, and supply all labor and spare parts for the Liberty Power Tech plant. Liberty Power Tech is independent power producer supplying electricity to Pakistan‘s national grid.
This plant will use eleven Wartsila 18V46 engines and a steam turbine to produce a total electrical output of 200 MWe. It is located near the city of Faisalabad, and scheduled to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Wartsila already has nearly 1,800 MW of power plants either in operation or under construction in Pakistan. This Liberty O&M order means that more than half of this output will be operated and maintained by Wartsila’s own personnel under O&M agreements.
Liberty Mills Limited, the family’s main entity, incorporated in February 1965, is in the business of manufacturing and processing all kinds of textile fabrics and made up furnishing. It was taken public in 1969 and its shares trade on Karachi Stock Exchange.
Wartsila’s O&M agreement program is designed to cover all aspects of operating and managing an installation, including O&M planning, day-to-day operation, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, administration, human resources and training, technical support, logistics management and security.
This program enables the plant owner to focus on the company’s core business, whilst Wartsila ensures optimal plant performance throughout the complete operational cycle, from receiving fuel to supplying energy.
Globally, Wartsila operates close to 140 power plant installations in 30 countries, supplying a total of close to 4,700 MW of power.