Combined heat and power (CHP) plant supplied by Wärtsilä to Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden (KMW) in Germany has started commercial operations.
The handover of the plant allows municipal energy provider KMW to reliably provide 100 MW of electrical power. The CHP plant feeds the excess heat generated during power generation into the Mainz district heating network.
The plant operates with ten gas-fuelled Wärtsilä 34SG engines.
As part of its climate action plan, the German government has committed to increasing the share of electricity produced by CHP plants to 25 percent of the total electricity production by 2025.
Wärtsilä supplied and built the plant on a full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract. The scope also includes a comprehensive 15-year maintenance agreement that guarantees the plant’s availability and reliability.