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Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to supply fast-response gas power plant for city of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 9 May 2014 at 2 pm EET

The City of Alexandria in Louisiana, USA has contracted Wärtsilä to supply a
gas-fired power plant for long-term supply of peaking power. The contract was
signed in March 2014.

The new power plant will have an output of 60 MW from seven Wärtsilä 34SG
engines running on natural gas. The project is an extension of the existing
D.G. Hunter Generating Station.

"This expansion of our power plant will provide Alexandria citizens an
efficient long-term power supply utilizing existing staff, facilities and
partnerships," Jacques M. Roy, Mayor of Alexandria, said. "These units will
have the capability of powering critical infrastructure for the City in the
event of a major grid failure due to storms or other natural disasters. The
project will also ensure Alexandria remains diverse in fuel sources, while
increasing insulation from unexpected changes in the power supply market."

The City of Alexandria has recently become a part of MISO, the Midwest
Independent System Operator, for the grid to which the City is connected. The
efficient and flexible nature of the Wärtsilä engine technology enables fast
response to peaks in demand with excellent load-following capabilities. The
Wärtsilä units will be capable of reaching full load in just five minutes.
Furthermore, with the generation of electricity located close to the consumer
demand, transmission costs and efficiency losses are minimized.

The project reflects the growing trend towards flexible, fast-reacting
generation that offers significant improvements in power system efficiency.
Wärtsilä has a strong presence in North America with offices in 9 different
locations. Currently, Wärtsilä engine technology is responsible for more than
6,800 MW of electricity output to domestic and industrial consumers at close
to 240 power plants in North America and the Caribbean region.

Wärtsilä Power Plants in brief
Wärtsilä Power Plants is a leading global supplier of flexible baseload power
plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Our
portfolio includes unique solutions for peaking, reserve and load-following
power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent power production.
Wärtsilä Power Plants also provides LNG terminals and distribution systems.
As of 2014, Wärtsilä has 56 GW of installed power plant capacity in 169
countries around the world.

For further information please contact:

Dan Shelledy
Business Development Manager, Power Plant Sales
Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA
Tel: +1 281 233 6216

Jussi Laitinen
Communications Manager
Wärtsilä Power Plants
Tel: +358 50 4042006

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 maximizes the environmental and economic performance of
the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2013, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately
18,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in
nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki, Finland.

Wärtsilä Newsroom


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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire


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