The technology group Wärtsilä will ensure the efficiency and reliability of Termo Mechero Morro S.A.S. E.S.P.’s power plant near Yopal in Colombia. The seven-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement includes performance guarantees and optimises the commercial operations of the gas-powered El Morro plant.
The O&M agreement expands on an earlier Wärtsilä construction contract (EPC) and includes performance guarantees for the gas-powered El Morro plant, which is set to begin production in December 2017. Wärtsilä will provide full operation and maintenance services, including personnel and spare parts. Guaranteed asset performance means that Wärtsilä guarantees the efficiency, reliability and availability of the power plant while the customer sells the produced energy on the local electricity market.
Wärtsilä’s advanced digital solutions will be applied in the El Morro plant to ensure optimal operations: the plant equipment will be remotely monitored and its maintenance needs will be optimised based on the actual condition.
“Our customers are showing increased interest in comprehensive operation and maintenance agreements, as they allow the customers themselves to focus on their core business. We are proud to partner with Termo Mechero Morro S.A.S. E.S.P. and are committed to ensuring that operations of El Morro power plant run smoothly and efficiently to enable the recovery of the investment according to our customer’s expectations,” says Remigio Peñarreta, Service Unit Director, SULANC, Wärtsilä.
Date: Dec 12, 2017