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Wärtsilä, a supplier of power plant solutions and services, has signed a six-year maintenance agreement with Plains End II for its power plant in Colorado, USA. Plains End II is indirectly owned by Polaris Energy, LLC.
Signed in August 2015, the agreement covers the delivery of spare parts, services and performance upgrades as well as training and services for major overhauls for the power plant's fourteen Wärtsilä 34SG engines with a combined output of 118 MW.
Wärtsilä will help Plains End II to optimise its power plant's useful life and performance, and reduce the risk of unscheduled maintenance. This is likely to lower the power plant's operating costs.
Plains End II wanted a partner that has the expertise and track-record in servicing Wärtsilä 34SG engines. Plains End II's power plant was commissioned in 2008 at the same location where Wärtsilä had delivered another power plant, Plains End, already in 2001. Plains End and Plains End II are operated and maintained by NAES Corporation, an independent services company.