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Wärtsilä Cogen Plant for Milan Airport

Posted on February 28, 2005

Wärtsilä Corporation and Commissioning Italia SpA have jointly won a turnkey contract to supply a 24 MW cogeneration power plant for Linate airport, Milan in Italy. The plant is to be built for Malpensa Energia Srl, whose shareholders are the Milan airport management company SEA Aeroporti Milano, and the Milan multi-utilities company AEM Milano.

The plant will include three Wärtsilä 20V34SG natural gas-fuelled generating sets with ancillary equipment, exhaust heat recovery economisers and two natural gas-fired boilers. The boiler plant will begin operation in September 2005 and the generating sets in February 2006, with the plant contracted to be handed over in March 2006. The plant will be located inside Linate airport.

Operating on baseload, the plant will be flexible in operation, economically meeting the variations in heat demand in summer and winter for both heating and air conditioning. The heat output of the plant will be a total of 81.7 MWth in winter and 74.8 MWth in summer, with a year-round electrical power output of 24 MWe.

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