Wärtsilä CHP plant for public utility in Dresden

20 May 2020

The combined heat and power (CHP) plant has been engineered, procured, and constructed by Wärtsilä in Dresden-Reick, Germany. Commissioned by the local public utility DREWAG to secure reliable energy supply while increasing the share of renewables, the power plant will feature Wärtsilä 31SG gas engines and deliver up to 90 MW of electrical as well as 84 MW of district heating output for the city of Dresden.

Delivery of the eight Wärtsilä 31SG engines will take place in late summer 2020, and the power plant is scheduled to become operational in 2021. Wärtsilä will maintain the plant under a Wärtsilä Guaranteed asset performance solution for ten years, with a five-year extension option. Performance targets are determined based on measured data and Wärtsilä guarantees the targets are met and maintained throughout the duration of the agreement.

With this flexible CHP gas engine plant, DREWAG is investing in the highest level of efficiency and emission control systems to supply safe, clean, and affordable energy, while further committing to a higher share of renewable energy sources. The eight Wärtsilä 31SG engines operating on natural gas, are extremely flexible and have the highest efficiency on the market.