Wärtsilä will supply equipment for a 55 MW combined heat and power plant to Solikamsk, Russia in order to modernize the Solikamsk Thermal Power Station. The modernized power plant is located on the premises of Solikamskbumprom in Solikamsk, Perm region of Russia. Wärtsilä’s scope covers an extended engineering and equipment delivery (EEQ), and includes Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas.
The equipment will be delivered during 2017 and is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018 after the modernization of Solikamsk Thermal Power Station has been completed. The order, valued at over Euro 30 million, was booked in December 2016.
The additional electricity produced by Solikamsk Thermal Power Station will be used to power the process at the paper production facilities.
Apart from providing additional electric power to the mill, the Wärtsilä power plant will also produce heat to the facilities, thereby creating additional cost savings. The new power plant will increase reliability of heat supply to the city at a high overall efficiency during winter.
Solikamskbumprom is a Russian producer of pulp and paper specialising in newsprint paper.