Wartsila to expand two power plants in Senegal

Helsinki, September 27, 2011 — Wartsila, a supplier of power plants and services, has been awarded the contracts to expand two existing power plants, delivered by Wartsila, in Senegal. These contracts, valued at nearly $81.4 million, were signed with Senelec, the country's public utility company.

Wartsila will supply turnkey extension solutions to two existing power plants. The Bel Air power plant was built in 2005 and the Kahone plant in 2006. Both facilities are powered by 18-cylinder Wartsila 46 engines, and are maintained and operated by Wartsila under a 15-year agreement signed in 2006.

The extension projects will provide two additional 18-cylinder Wartsila 46 engines to each site, which will increase output with 34 MW to reach a total of 102 MW on each site.

In Senegal, Wartsila has supplied 14 power plants with a combined electrical output of more than 220 MW.

Wartsila West Africa is headquartered in Dakar and also has facilities in Conakry, Guinea and Lome, Togo. Altogether 125 persons are employed to serve customers throughout the region. About half of these are dedicated to supplying operations and maintenance services that ensure the contracted power plants are run with maximum efficiency.

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