Wärtsilä to support operation at Turbah power plant in Saudi Arabia
Wärtsilä and Saudi Arabia-based Hail Cement Company have announced to continue their co-operation by renewing three-year asset management agreement for Hail Cement Company’s power plant in Turbah, Saudi Arabia
Under the terms of agreement, Wärtsilä will be responsible for ensuring performance of the power plant and the reliability and availability of its operations.
The operations of the power plant are remotely monitored from a Wärtsilä service centre for real-time data gathering and analysis. This agreement, signed in November 2017, is the second renewal of Wärtsilä’s service agreement for the power plant in Turbah, the first agreement being signed in 2012.
“Wärtsilä has been responsible for the full operation and maintenance of our power plant in Turbah for about six years now,” said Matar Al Zahrani, CEO of Hail Cement Company.
With this new agreement, Wärtsilä aims to maximise availability and ensure reliability, optimised fuel consumption and reduced operating costs for the power plant, according to Seppo Hautajoki, service unit director for the Middle East in Wärtsilä.
The agreement covers the operation and maintenance of Hail Cement Factory’s power plant including the day-to-day operation of the power plant, preventive and predictive maintenance as well as plant operations manpower, health and safety management.
The 53MW base load power plant is equipped with seven Wärtsilä 32 engines and provides energy for Hail Cement Company’s cement factory as well as for the nearby residential area.
Wärtsilä provides energy for Saudi Arabia’s cement industry. At the moment, approximately 70 per cent of the country’s cement manufacturing facilities are powered by Wärtsilä’s power plants.