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2016-12-20

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to supply Germany with groundbreaking biohybrid plant

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 20 December 2016 at 10 am EET

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a biohybrid production plant
to the German energy company, Erdgas Südwest GmbH. The new plant will produce
both bioLNG (liquefied biogas) and LNG. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed
in December, and delivery will be made on a fast-track basis.

The Wärtsilä delivery will include the company's unique liquefaction system.
Moreover, the system is specially designed to clean and liquefy both biogas
and pipeline gas streams. In the process, the liquid is cooled to a
temperature of minus 160° C before being stored in a fully insulated tank.
The ability to clean both biogas and pipeline gas is new to the market and
groundbreaking in terms of flexibility and energy storage.

"The contract award is based upon Wärtsilä's compact and proven technology,
and on our capabilities in adapting the system to the customer's specific
needs. Biogas and pipeline gas compositions can vary substantially, and
Wärtsilä Gas Solutions' advanced technology can handle both," says Timo
Koponen, Vice President, Flow&Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The technology for this plant represents a new and unique response to market
needs to liquefy and store methane-based streams. Both gas cleaning and
liquefaction are cost- and energy efficient, thereby making profitable
projects possible even for smaller gas streams. This is especially important
within the European Union where the target is to have 10 percent of the fuel
produced from renewable sources by 2020.

The new biohybrid solution will be integrated into the customer's existing
biowaste-to-biogas production, whilst LNG production will be part of the
customer's existing pipeline gas infrastructure. Everything will be located
at a single site in southern Germany.

"This is a very important milestone for us at Erdgas Südwest. It is a
completely new concept adapted to the future needs of the German energy
market, and we see a great future for this storage solution," says Oliver
Auras, Project Director, Erdgas Südwest GmbH.

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Caption: The Wärtsilä biohybrid plant represents a new and unique response to
market needs.

Media contacts:

Mr Arne Jakobsen
Product Manager, Business unit mid-stream
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +47 926 31868
arne.jakobsen@wartsila.com

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439
marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

Ms Susanne Freitag
Public Relations Manager
Erdgas Südwest GmbH
Tel: +49 7243 216-403
S.Freitag@erdgas-suedwest.de

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle
solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable
innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and
economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800
employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70
countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
www.wartsila.com

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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire

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