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Wärtsilä and Najran Cement Company renew agreement for Saudi Arabia plants

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Wärtsilä, a technology group, and Saudi Arabia based Najran Cement Company, have renewed their three-year management agreement for the installation of two power plants in Sultana and Afkah, Saudi Arabia.

Wärtsilä and Najran Cement Company renew agreement for Saudi Arabia plants

The agreement was signed in December 2017 and it is the second time the agreement is renewed, with the original agreement signed in 2008.

The agreement will continue to ensure the environmental sustainability of the power plants and guarantee the reliability and availability of their operations.

Under the agreement, Wärtsilä will be responsible for operating and maintaining Najran Cement Factory’s power plants, including their day-to-day operation, preventive and predictive maintenance as well as ensuring their compliance with environmental requirements.

The operations of the two power plants will be remotely monitored from a Wärtsilä Expertise Centre in Dubai for real-time data gathering and analysis.

“At Najran Cement Company, we consider the preservation of the environment to be of utmost importance and want to ensure that our factory is equipped with the latest, environmentally sustainable technologies for reducing emissions," says Mr Badr Johar, President of Najran Cement Company. "The continuation of this asset management agreement with Wärtsilä ensures that our facilities are operated and maintained in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.”

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