Russian cement manufacturer Eurocement has awarded Wärtsilä a contract to supply power plants for 11 of its cement facilities in the country. The contract forms part of Eurocement’s modernisation programme, which will see enhanced energy efficiency and environmental upgrades implemented at the cement plants.
Wärtsilä 34SG engines in the typical modular configuration. Each unit can be operated independently, which ensures reliability and availability at all times.
The power plants will produce electricity for the cement plants, working in parallel with the grid. A total of 36 natural gas-fired Wärtsilä 34SG engines will be delivered to Eurocement. The industrial power plants will be between 2 and 5 engines, or 19 and 48 MW, resulting in a combined capacity of 314 MW.
Eurocement and Wärtsilä signed the contract in November 2014, and the 11 projects will be fast-track-delivered in 2015.
“Eurocement Group modernisation programme is based on energy efficiency and best international practice. Wärtsilä’s solutions will allow us to create high technology cement industry in Russia and provide national infrastructure and housing projects with high quality cement,” said Eurocement President Mikhail Skorokhod.
“This multi-plant project is nicely in line with our strategy to grow in the industrial sector. Cement manufacturers and other industrial customers recognise the value of reliability of our solutions,” commented Regional Director Alf Doktar, Wärtsilä Power Plants.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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