Wärtsilä wins service agreement renewal
By Jack Burke08 June 2021
Pact is second long-term agreement at the site
Wärtsilä has signed a second long-term service agreement renewal for the Delimara Power Plant 3 (D3) in Malta. The plant is a major supplier of electricity to the island and its availability and reliability is essential to the stability of the grid.
The five-year Optimized Maintenance Agreement was placed with the plant owners, a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric Power and Enemalta, Malta’s leading electricity services provider.
The agreement covers four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and four Wärtsilä 50SG gas engines. The solution covers maintenance planning and services whenever needed, with fixed prices for inspection, operational and technical support, spare parts, and maintenance work. A dedicated technical Wärtsilä team supports the operations on-site, and Wärtsilä Expertise Center in Trieste, Italy, monitors the installation online.
“This extension is a clear endorsement of customer satisfaction and of the value delivered by our long-term service agreements. The combination of remote monitoring of the equipment and an on-site technical advisor ensures that the plant operates efficiently at all times; reliably and with the lowest possible operating costs,” said Pekka Tolonen, Energy Business Director, Europe, Wärtsilä Energy.
The 2016 gas conversion project significantly reduced the power plant’s carbon footprint and was a proactive means for complying with the EU’s Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), which limits emissions from medium-sized generating plants. The previous exemption given to Mediterranean island states is due to end in 2025.