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Finnish giant Wartsila ink 5-year maintenance deal for 200MW Cambodia’s C7 power plant

Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines. Wartsila

Finalnd’s energy technology giant, Wartsila has inked a five-year agreement for the maintenance of C7 power plant.

According to the Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) C7 power plant is  located close to Phnom Penh  and the agreement was signed with SchneiTec, the company responsible for the maintenance of the power plant, power engineering.com reported.

The aim of the five-year agreement is to support the availability, performance, and reliability of the 12 Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines that generate a total of 200MW of output to the grid.

Wartsila will supply spare parts as needed while also providing maintenance planning, as well as remote asset diagnostics, guidance, and troubleshooting in the event of unplanned shutdowns or emergencies.

The EDC C7 power plant is to  play an important role in meeting Cambodia’s electricity shortage.

The Wartsila engines provide the fast-starting, load-balancing flexibility to deliver the needed grid stability as Cambodia continues to utilise an increasing share of renewable energy, in particular solar power.

Renewable energy, complemented by the flexible power baseload power plant, will ensure stable power supply at the lowest levelised cost of energy.

Tann Tourthang, General Manager, HFO/LNG division, SchneiTec Co.Ltd, said: “We appreciate the support from Wartsila in optimising the maintenance of this plant. Being the engine supplier, Wartsila’s original equipment manufactured spare parts are sure to be fit-for-purpose without any risk of compromising either performance or reliability. The agreement also provides cost predictability, which is very important.”

Nicolas Leong, Wartsila Energy Business Director, North and South East Asia, adds: “Our remote services can help to monitor the engines’ running data, and identify possible anomalies. We can then provide proactive assistance to the site crew to ensure uninterrupted and smooth power generation to benefit SchneiTec, EDC and in the end the entire Cambodian society.

Cambodia has embarked on the construction of numerous power plants, ranging from coal to hydro in its quest to be energy sufficient and eliminate the frequent brownouts which occurs throughout the country, especially during the peak of the dry season.

Close to 90 percent of the Cambodian population have access to electricity and the challenge for the government is to have uninterrupted power supply and electricity at highly competitive rates to attract investents in manufacturing which traditionally consume huge volumes of electricity. https://www.powerengineeringint.com

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