Wärtsilä is upgrading a paper-pulp plant in Russia

A rendering from the Solikamsk plant

A rendering from the Solikamsk plant

The paper and pulp plant specialised in newspaper material Solikamsk Thermal Power Station, in Eastern Russia, will be upgraded by Wärtsilä with new, natural-gas-fired 50SG engines, according to a press release by the Finnish company.
By modernizing its own power plant, the customer will be able to decrease the cost of electricity and thus improve its competitiveness in the market. Apart from providing additional electric power to the mill, the Wärtsilä power plant will also produce heat to the facilities, thereby creating additional cost savings. The new power plant will increase reliability of heat supply to the city at a high overall efficiency during winter.
This project adds to the over 1300MW of installed power generators in Russia by Wärtsilä.