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High plant availability leads to extension of Wärtsilä service agreement with Hungarian power provider


The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year extension to its Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with CHP Erömü kft, a subsidiary of Veolia, a leading Hungarian provider of energy, water, and waste management services. The agreement with CHP Erömü was first signed in 2005 when the CHP Erömu power plant was commissioned. Since that time, with all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance being efficiently carried out by Wärtsilä, the availability of the facility has been well above 95 percent. The Wärtsilä Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with CHP Erömü kft covers 27,65MW, and it was placed with Wärtsilä in July.

CHP Erömü kft’s power plants are part of Veolia Hungary Virtual Power Plant, totally 57,7 MW, operating for ancillary services and also producing heat to Fötav district heating company in Budapest.

“Reliability of supply is naturally of the highest importance to us and to our customers. Wärtsilä has proven to be a reliable partner in providing high quality maintenance of this plant, which is why we are pleased to extend the agreement for a further five years,” says Attila Bozsó, Plant Manager, CHP Erömu kft.

“Our Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement is designed to deliver peace of mind to the customer by ensuring that the plant operates consistently, efficiently and reliably. The power plant is monitored locally by widely experienced engineers, who can also provide remote support if needed. We have always succeeded to reach availability values even above the guaranteed figure. Our track record at the CHP Erömü plant speaks for itself, and we are pleased to continue providing the required support,” says Ronald Jonker, Director, Energy Services, Wärtsilä Energy Business.

Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle solution agreements for the energy industry provide guaranteed operational reliability. Customised solutions are provided for every stage of the plant’s lifecycle to suit the power plant’s operating profile and the customer’s business. Globally, Wärtsilä has 12 GW of power plant installations covered by long-term agreements.

Caption text: Wärtsilä has carried out all scheduled and unscheduled power plant maintenance for Hungarian CHP Erömü kft since 2005, leading to plant availability well above 95 percent. Image courtesy of CHP Erömü kft.

Wärtsilä Energy Business in brief
Wärtsilä Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an energy system integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering comprises engine-based flexible power plants – including liquid gas systems – hybrid solar power plants, energy management systems and storage and integration solutions. We support our customers over the lifecycle of their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has 70 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world. 

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 

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