Wärtsilä, Chinese power company, to team on sustainability efforts

By Jack Burke01 February 2021

Focus will be on power grid in Jiangsu

Wärtsilä and one of China’s largest state-owned power generation companies will work on the development of sustainable power generation in Jiangsu, China.

The aim of the Cooperation Agreement with Huaneng Jiangsu Co. is to develop more sustainable and flexible power generation based on internal combustion engine (ICE) technology that would enable the integration of more renewable resources into the Jiangsu grid. This aligns with China’s energy security strategy of “four revolutions and one cooperation.” The strategy’s four revolutions are intended to curb energy consumption, establish a diversified energy supply system, upgrade energy technology, and speed energy sector development. The cooperation aspect refers to strengthening international cooperation to achieve energy security under open conditions.

Wärtsilä and Huaneng Jiangsu Co signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement on the development of sustainable power generation in Jiangsu, China.

“I appreciate Wärtsilä’s willingness to cooperate and enhance EU-China cooperation on energy,” said Cao Qingwei, chairman of Huaneng Jiangsu Co. “This will help us to innovate and take advantage of market opportunities in ancillary services, such as frequency regulation and peak shaving in Jiangsu province. Implementation of ICE technology will help China to accelerate its transition towards clean energy.”

Frederic Carron, Wärtsilä Energy’s Vice President Middle East and Asia, said the Cooperation Agreement is of great significance to Wärtsilä.

“The development of cleaner and more sustainable power generation through the application of flexible ICE technology is a positive step,” Carron said. “At Wärtsilä we look forward to working together with Huaneng Jiangsu to create both technological, economical, and social benefits.”

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