Wärtsilä renews long-term O&M agreement with Cemex Colombia

Wärtsilä renews long-term O&M agreement with Cemex Colombia
Published: 20 November 2014

Tagged Under: Wärtsilä Cemex Colombia 

Wärtsilä has renewed its Asset Management Agreement with Cemex Colombia, one of the major cement companies in Colombia. The agreement was signed during summer 2014 and it is valid for five years. It is a continuation of an earlier Asset Management Agreement which was signed in 1998.

With this new agreement, Wärtsilä continues to operate and maintain the power plant at Cemex Colombia’s cement plant. The agreement covers, among others, day-to-day operation of the power plant and the natural gas station (city gate), preventive and predictive maintenance services, management of parts logistics and technical support services.

“We have worked with Wärtsilä for 15 years already. During these years, Wärtsilä has showed excellent performance in ensuring the reliability and availability of our cement factory in Ibagué. Wärtsilä has also introduced innovative upgrades which will further improve the performance and reliability of our power plant. We are happy to continue our long-term partnership with them,” says Jairo Guerrero, Energy Director from Cemex Colombia."

Cemex Colombia’s cement plant is powered by five Wärtsilä 34SG engines, with a total capacity of 25MW. The plant is located near Ibagué, a municipality in the department of Tolima in Colombia.