Wärtsilä receives 90MW energy storage order


Wärtsilä has received a repeat energy storage order totaling 90 MW/90 MWh from an established South East Asian client.

The solution would provide much-needed flexibility and stable grid support and allow for more incorporation of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. The order for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) was signed by Wärtsilä in Q3 2020.

The device includes proprietary software and hardware solutions from Wärtsilä. The company’s GridSolv Max solution is a standardized solution that offers versatile and scalable storage for core hardware assets within Wärtsilä energy storage systems, including batteries, fire and protection systems, and inverters.

Wärtsilä’s GEMS, the leading sophisticated energy management platform, provides smart digital controls that optimize the entire storage system and allow reliable, resilient power supply.

“This contract represents a further endorsement of Wärtsilä’s EPC capabilities, which have been sharpened with experience from similar regional projects. Our speed of execution and the coordination between the teams involved provides the support demanded and delivers an optimised solution to the customer.”

Nicolas Leong, Wärtsilä energy business director, North and South East Asia.

The Wärtsilä GEMS platform will respond almost instantaneously to smooth incorporation of renewables, making the grid more responsive and stable. GEMS allows grid operators to rely on renewables for baseload power.

Nedim Husomanovic

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