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Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Paras Energy

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term maintenance agreement covering power plants in three locations owned by Paras Energy.
The aim of the agreement with the privately-owned Nigerian energy provider is to ensure the plants’ continued high levels of availability, reliability and efficiency.
The plants covered by the five-year agreement are operated with Wärtsilä 34SG gas-fuelled engines producing a combined total output of approximately 132 MW.
“We have worked successfully with Wärtsilä for 12 years, during which time we have developed a strong spirit of mutual respect and trust. Until now we have managed and maintained these plants ourselves, but as we grow and expand our operations we are convinced that Wärtsilä’s professional approach will provide the support needed as we develop our core business,” said Yashwant Kumar, managing director, Paras Energy.
“It is another example of marrying our world-class expertise and experience with state-of-the art digital technology to create unparalleled customer value. We are excited and honoured to take this step with an energy thought leader like Paras Energy,” added Björn Ullbro, vice president, Africa and& Europe, Wärtsilä Energy.
Paras Energy is a privately-owned independent energy supplier connected to Nigeria’s national grid.
The key benefits of the Wärtsilä technology include flexibility and the ability to quickly adjust the load in response to supply fluctuations from renewable energy sources. Gas engine power plants can be sized to meet the requirements of different needs, such as those of manufacturing industries, cities, or local microgrids.
The Wärtsilä solution features low water consumption, which is an important consideration in view of Nigeria’s long dry seasons.