Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement for a power plant in Alaska.

The deal is with Teck Alaska Incorporated for its power plant at the Red Dog mine in northwest Alaska, one of the world’s largest zinc mines which runs on eight Wärtsilä generator sets with a combined output of 42 MW. Wartsila deal for  Red Dog power plant

The agreement is for Wartsila to optimise the plant’s lifetime and performance as well as reduce operating costs.

Wartsila will offer technical support services, fuel efficiency initiatives, training services, electrical and automation audits as well as spare parts and maintenance work for major overhauls.

Ken Ahrens, the mine’s maintenance general foreman, said: “We wanted a partner that can offer a broad range of high-quality services while meeting our high safety standards. This includes training our crew and providing ongoing maintenance and support services to our mine.”