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Wärtsilä Power Plants – Enabling the Transition to a Modern and Sustainable Energy Infrastructure

Wärtsilä Power Plants is a leading global supplier of modern, highly efficient, and dynamic power plants that facilitate the construction of power systems with a maximum integration of intermittent renewable energy sources.

In so doing, a low carbon footprint is made possible. We provide multi-fuel solutions to the world's power generation markets, including base load generation, peaking, load following, and industrial self-generation applications. We also serve the oil and gas industry.

Our fast-track deliveries of power plants, from 1 to 500MW, are available with long-term operation and maintenance agreements. Whether the installation is in a metropolitan area or a challenging remote location, we offer high efficiency and flexible capacity. Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation enables a global transition to a more sustainable and modern energy infrastructure.

Wärtsilä has a long history and extensive experience in the design, construction and turnkey supply of power plants, executing over 100 power plant projects each year. At the end of 2011, Wärtsilä had close to 49GW of power installed in power plants in 169 countries around the world.

The supply and installation of these plants has provided Wärtsilä with a wealth of experience in the implementation of successful projects in all kinds of ambient conditions. Most importantly, our global presence has enabled us to establish a worldwide network of our own dedicated service centres and workshops capable of supporting the operations and maintenance of our power plants throughout their lifecycle.

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Smart power generation

Excellent operational flexibility, high efficiency and fuel flexibility, together with low emissions and proven long-term reliability, are all available from the same technology. This unique combination of valuable features makes Wärtsilä power plants is suitable for a number of different power system functions. The applications range from stationary and floating baseload power plants to dynamic grid stability and peaking services, as well as a wide variety of industrial self-generation applications.

Wärtsilä smart power generation enables the transition to a more sustainable and modern energy infrastructure in a world where energy industry fundamentals are undergoing rapid change. The ongoing drive towards low carbon energy systems is creating strong growth in the utilization of renewable energy sources. However, high shares of variable wind and solar generating capacity create major balancing challenges for power systems.

Typically, the existing power generation capacity is largely based on inelastic steam power plants, which are not designed for the continuous cycling and frequent, fast starts and stops. These features are, however, essential for successfully balancing systems that utilize solar and wind with constant variations in output.

Tomorrow's power systems will need to include significantly more capacity that is fast, dynamic and flexible in order to maximize the utilization of renewables, and to secure a reliable electricity supply. Smart power generation enables other power plants to operate optimally, and in so doing improves the efficiency of the complete power system while reducing its emissions.

Contact

Wärtsilä Corporation Power Plants
PO Box 196, FI-00531 Helsinki
Street Address: John Stenbergin ranta 2, FI-00530 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 10 709 0000
Fax: +358 10 709 5700
Email: niklas.haga@wartsila.com
URL: www.wartsila.com