By Stuart Radnedge2015-04-10T16:02:00+01:00
Wärtsilä has signed a major contract to supply power generation capacity for a Europe-based customer with international operations. The value of the equipment delivery contract is approximately €120m.
The order includes 50 platform gensets and auxiliary equipment, and the contract was included in Wärtsilä’s order intake in the first quarter of 2015.
The Wärtsilä 50 engine platform is able to operate on dual fuel, gas and liquid fuel versions. The first model, Wärtsilä 50DF was launched in early 2000. Designed for high output with efficiency and low emissions, the dual-fuel solution represented a breakthrough in the marine LNG carrier market, replacing steam turbines as the preferred power source. For power plants, engine versions fired by specific gaseous and liquid fuels followed suit. Approximately 700 Wärtsilä 50 engines have been sold to the marine sector and 300 for energy sector applications.
This latest order is another endorsement of Wärtsilä’s Smart Power Generation, which provides the operational flexibility and capacity agility to complement traditional forms of power generation, thereby helping to improve the performance of entire power grids. This power system optimisation provides notable benefits, including significant energy cost savings and reductions in carbon emissions.
Four new LNG carriers are set to feature Wärtsilä’s LNG reliquefaction and gas handling systems. The carriers are being build by the Hudong-Zhongua Shipbuilding yard in China.
An agreement has been reached between Wärtsilä and Cryonorm Systems BV, the Netherlands based developer and supplier of cryogenic vaporizers, to form a consortium to deliver LNG systems for the Inland Waterway (IWW) European market.
Predictive maintenance and optimal performance of Golar LNG’s carrier fleet will be provided by Wartsila – following the agreement of a five-year deal between the companies. Golar LNG IS one of the largest independent owners and operators of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the world.
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