Wärtsilä wins orders for Timor-Leste power plants

Wärtsilä, a global supplier of flexible power plants and services to the decentraliased power generation market, received an order in December to supply engines and other equipment for a major power-plant project in Hera in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, located in Southeast Asia and formerly known as East Timor.

In addition to this project, for which delivery will commence immediately, Wärtsilä has signed a contract for another power-plant project in Betano in Timor-Leste, for which the Notice to Proceed is expected in the first half of 2011.

The power plant for Hera, which is expected to be fully operational within the first quarter of 2012, was ordered by Puri Akraya Engineering, a company contracted by the Timor-Leste government for the project.

Wärtsilä’s scope of supply includes seven Wärtsilä 18V46 generating sets with a gross output of some 120MWe, as well as generators, auxiliaries, control systems and various related equipment.