Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply gas power plants for 11 cement factories of Eurocement Group in Russia. The project is part of a modernisation program of the factories which focuses on energy efficiency and environmental upgrading. Eurocement Group, making up almost 40 percent of the Russian cement market, is one of the largest cement producers in the world.
The full equipment delivery order consists of 36 natural gas-fired Wärtsilä 34SG engines. Size of the industrial power plants varies from 2 to 5 engines, or from 19 to 48 MW. The combined capacity of the power plants will be 314 MW. The plants will produce electricity for the cement factory and work in parallel with the grid. All projects are scheduled to be fast-track-delivered during 2015.
“Eurocement Group modernization program 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,” says President of the company 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“, says Regional Director Alf Doktar, Wärtsilä Power Plants.