Finnish Wärtsilä lands EUR 115 million order from Saudi Arabia
Finnish manufacturing company Wärtsilä delivers its first gas fired Flexicycle power plant to Saudi Arabia.
Wärtsilä will supply a power plant to Yamama Cement Company in Saudi Arabia. The value of the order is approximately 115 million euros.
The delivery includes a full EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contract.
“This will be a landmark power plant in Saudi Arabia because of its combined cycle and dual-fuel capabilities,” says Haidar Mohammad Al Hertani, managing director of Wärtsilä Saudi Arabia.
Dual-fuel power plants operate primarily on natural gas with light fuel oil and crude oil as back up fuels. The power plant includes 10 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and a steam turbine, with a total output of 161 megawatts.
In addition to the EPC contract, a 5-year operation and maintenance management agreement as well as a 10-year spare parts supply agreement have also been signed.
The power plant will be delivered in four phases. The first part is estimated to be delivered by the end of 2017 and the complete plant is scheduled to be handed over during the second quarter of 2019.