Wärtsilä is to modernise power plants for 11 cement factories in Russia which will have a combined capacity of 314 MW.

The deal has been signed with Eurocement, which accounts for almost 40 per cent of the Russian cement market and is one of the largest cement producers in the world.Wartsila gas engines

Wärtsilä will supply 36 of its natural gas-fired 34SG engines and the size of the plants varies from two to five engines, or from 19 to 48 MW.

The plants will produce electricity for the factories and work in parallel with the grid and all are scheduled for fast-track delivery next year.                   

Eurocement president Mikhail Skorokhod said the modernization programme “is based on energy efficiency and best international practice”.

Alf Doktar, regional director for Wärtsilä Power Plants, said the multi-plant project “is nicely in line with our strategy to grow in the industrial sector”.