Wärtsilä has renewed its Asset Management Agreement with Cemex Colombia, one of the major cement companies in Colombia.

With this new agreement, Wärtsilä continues to operate and maintain the power plant at Cemex Colombia‘s cement plant.

Cemex Colombia’s cement plant is powered by five Wärtsilä 34SG engines, with a total capacity of 25 MW. The plant is located near Ibagué, a municipality in the department of Tolima in Colombia.
The agreement covers, among others, day-to-day operation of the power plant and the natural gas station (city gate), preventive and predictive maintenance services, management of parts logistics and technical support services. This agreement is a long-term operational partnership with a common goal to ensure maximised lifetime, guaranteed performance and predictable life cycle costs.

“By transferring the operative responsibility of the power plant to Wärtsilä, the agreement continues to provide Cemex Colombia with the highest possible level of risk management. It also offers them full peace of mind and the possibility to focus on their core business,” said Edison Romero, General Manager, Contract Management from Wärtsilä Services.

The agreement was signed during summer 2014 and it is valid for five years. It is a continuation of an earlier Asset Management Agreement which was signed 15 years ago already in 1998.