2 February 2005 - Wärtsilä North America, a subsidiary of Finnish power equipment group Wärtsilä Corporation has secured a $4m order to deliver two generators to Nome Joint Utility System in Nome, Alaska.
The two Wärtsilä 12V32 reciprocating engines being supplied are for the Snake River Project, that will replace a nearby power plant to be mothballed. The generators will have a combined output of 10.4 MW and the plant is expected to be commissioned in late 2005.
Since winter temperatures can drop to 50 degrees below zero at the outpost in northwestern Alaska, reliability was a key factor in selecting equipment. Wärtsilä will also provide assistance with plant design and engineering to ensure the project's success.
This success for Wärtsilä in Alaska follow a recent order to supply generators for the City of Unalaska in Dutch Harbor.