Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to supply 184 MW peaking gas power plant to Indonesia

    Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to supply 184 MW peaking gas power plant to

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release,21 October 2013 at 10 am EET

The Arun power plant with a 184 MW operating capacity will be the largest gas
engine based peaking power plant in Indonesia. This order further strengthens
Wärtsilä's global position as one of the leading suppliers of large gas
powered power plants of up to 500 MW. Wärtsilä power plant solutions are based
on modern combustion engine technology, which provides superior flexibility
and high efficiency at any load. These unique features enable the maximum use
of intermittent renewable energy sources, while meeting the increasing demand
for peak load.

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engineering and equipment for a new
power plant under construction in Indonesia. The project is being handled on a
fast-track basis, and the plant is scheduled to be handed over and in full
operation in March 2015. The contract was signed in the third quarter 2013.

The order has been placed by PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk., a government
owned company and one of Indonesia's biggest construction contractors, who is
building the plant on behalf of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state
utility company. The power will be generated by a total of 19 Wärtsilä 34SG
engines running on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The power plant will be built
in Lhokseumawe in Aceh Special District in northern Sumatra. The electricity
produced will be used to stabilise the grid. The power plant will also
strengthen the Aceh Special District electricity system so as to ensure a
reliable electricity supply to consumers during peak loads.

"Wärtsilä has been selected as the preferred supplier by the customer, based
on our proven capability to deliver high quality, extremely efficient, and
flexible power plant solutions on a fast-track basis," says Sushil Purohit,
Regional Director South-East Asia & Australia, Wärtsilä Power Plants. "When
completed, the Arun gas power plant will be able to strengthen the Aceh
electricity system and will support PT PLN's effort to bring reliable
electricity to the consumers. This important project will further enhance
awareness of the efficiency and flexibility of Wärtsilä's power plant
solutions in the Asian market."

Wärtsilä has a strong presence in Indonesia

This is already the second contract Wärtsilä Power Plants has received from
Indonesia this year. The first one was booked in the second quarter 2013 for a
155 MW gas engine based peaking plant owned by PT PLN. Wärtsilä will supply 16
Wärtsilä 34SG engines to the plant which will be located in Bangkanai in
Central Kalimantan. It is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2014
and will produce electricity to the Kalimantan grid.

Wärtsilä has a strong presence in Indonesia, with some 3 GW of installed power
in operation. These, and all Wärtsilä installations, are supported by the
company's global service network. Wärtsilä has service agreements for over 350
MW of power generating capacity in Indonesia.

Outstanding example of Smart Power Generation

The new 184 MW Arun power plant, which will be utilised to handle the
increasingly fluctuating power demand in the region, illustrates the need for
Smart Power Generation. Smart Power Generation is a new concept that enables
an existing power system to operate at maximum efficiency by effectively
absorbing current and future system load variations. At the same time, it
provides significant savings on the system level and, thus, also for

Read more about Smart Power Generation

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For further information please contact:

Sushil Purohit
Regional Director, South-East Asia & Australia
Wärtsilä Power Plants
Tel. +65 977 13424

Tuula Franck
Senior Manager, Media and Stakeholder Relations
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 400 267555

Wärtsilä Power Plants in brief

Wärtsilä Power Plants is a major supplier of flexible base load power plants
up to 500 MW operating on natural gas or various liquid fuels. Wärtsilä Power
Plants also provides unique, dynamic solutions for grid stability, reserve,
peaking, load following and intermittent power generation. Wärtsilä delivers
over 100 power plant projects each year. At the end of 2012, Wärtsilä had
close to 54 GW of power installed in power plants in 169 countries around the

Read more about Wärtsilä Power Plants

Wärtsilä in brief

Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the
marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of
the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä's net sales
totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has
operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä
is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. www.wartsila.com

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