Global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä, has praised STELCO and its engineers as the companies mark 30-years of working together.
The Finnish company also commended STELCO engineers on the maintenance work they have done for the first series of Wärtsilä generators brought to Maldives in 1990 which are still in use today.
Apart from the initial two generators brought to Male' in 1990, STELCO has brought an additional 6 generator sets from Wärtsilä for Male' as well as a 50 megawatt Wärtsilä generator set for Hulhumale' powerhouse. As such, the Wärtsilä generator capacity at STELCO at present is at 100 megawatts. STELCO currently uses Wärtsilä's state of the art engine control and monitoring system.
Wärtsilä also carries out trainings for STELCO engineers.
STELCO's Managing Director Ahmed Shareef stated that Wärtsilä's expertise and excellent customer service contributes a great deal in ensuring the energy needs in Maldives are met. He added that it is commendable that STELCO has maintained and still uses the initial Wärtsilä generator sets.
Shareef also thanked Wärtsilä for the continued support and expressed hope that Wärtsilä will continue to support STELCO's endeavours in switching to renewable energy.
Wärtsilä's Director for South Asia, Henry Van Boxtel, commended STELCO on 30-years of working together and praised the engineers for maintaining the initial generator sets.
He added that the company looks forward to building further relations with the Maldivian government and STELCO as the latter transitions to renewable energy.