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Wärtsilä wins repeat order from major cement producer

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World Cement,

Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the equipment to enable an efficient, reliable, and independent power source for an Iraqi cement producing plant. The 20 MW engine power plant is being built by Al Shumookh Lucky Investments Ltd, a joint venture company of Lucky Cement Ltd and a limited liability company registered in the UAE. The power plant will serve the Najmat Al-Samawa cement factory in Iraq. The order was booked in 1Q19.

Wärtsilä has a long-established relationship with Lucky Cement, which is one of Pakistan’s leading cement producers and exporters. The company has previously built two power plants for Pakistan and one power plant for Iraq based on Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation technology.

The power plant will operate on two Wärtsilä 32 engines, running on locally available heavy fuel oil with diesel as a backup fuel. The engine is designed to deliver outstanding efficiency with reduced fuel and water consumption in hot temperatures.

The equipment is scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2019 and the plant is expected to become fully operational in 3Q20.

“It is important that large cement producers operate with maximum efficiency to reduce their operating costs, said Intisar Haqqi of Lucky Cement. “For this, a reliable and price-predictable supply of electricity, independent from the grid, is essential. We have always had excellent support from Wärtsilä, and its power-generating technology provides the certainty of supply that is needed.”

“There is no greater endorsement of customer satisfaction than repeat orders,” said Pierpaolo Mazza, Regional Director of Wärtsilä Energy Business. “This is the seventh order received from Lucky Cement, which indicates the success of Wärtsilä’s engine power plants in meeting our customers’ expectations, regardless of extreme climatic conditions.”

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