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           Decarbonisation service supports

           customers’ emissions goals

                t this year’s Investing in   We are combining our strengths in
                African Mining Indaba, the   power systems modelling and energy
          Atechnology group Wärtsilä         system optimisation, with our flexible
           presented its strategy for shaping   power generation technologies. In
           the decarbonisation of the energy   so doing, we can optimise overall
           sector with the introduction of the   energy costs and secure uptime and
           company’s Decarbonisation Services.   reliability of the power supply, while
             This service combines Wärtsilä’s   reducing emissions. Recognising
           sophisticated power system modelling   that there is no single solution that
           and optimisation tools with in-house   suits all applications, we will work
           expertise, to reduce power system   closely with each individual customer.
           emissions. It also ensures power   Decarbonisation Services is one
           availability with the lowest levelised   example of how we continue to move
           cost of electricity. The service aims   up the service ladder.”
           to help customers decarbonise their   The new service is designed to
           assets.                           support customers in identifying and
             Initially, the service will focus   implementing the solutions needed
           on existing Wärtsilä customers in   to decarbonise their power systems,   Håkan Agnevall
           the mining and industrial sectors, as   taking into consideration their long-
           well as small-scale power utilities.   term planning and CO 2 emission
           The service includes a long-term   reduction targets.                  “We appreciate that customers
           partnership with the customer and   Wärtsilä’s approach to meeting   around the world are working hard
           is outcome-based, with Wärtsilä’s   these challenges is holistic, both   to decarbonise their operations.
           success tied to the customer’s gains.   creating and executing the roadmap   Decarbonisation Services can help speed
           The company says that its existing   to reduce emissions. Power system   this process, while ultimately delivering
           customers in the mining and industrial   modelling and dynamic simulations   benefits in cost reductions, increased
           sectors have a carbon reduction   are used to identify the potential and   reliability, optimised efficiency, and
           potential of 460 000 tonnes per   create a decarbonisation roadmap.   realisation of their future vision, which
           annum with initial optimisation   The roadmap would be implemented   is why we are ramping up our support
           projects.                         by use of the GEMS Digital Energy   with this new business model,” explained
             Speaking about this new service   Platform to achieve continuous   Sushil Purohit, President, Wärtsilä Energy
           concept, Håkan Agnevall, Wärtsilä’s   optimisation of the microgrid and all   and Executive Vice President at Wärtsilä.
           President & CEO said: “The need to   its assets.
           address climate change is something   For example, fuel conversions,   Contact Wayne Glossop, Wärtsilä,
           we take very seriously, which is why   energy storage integration, and adding   Phone 021 511-1230,
           we are utilising our unique capabilities   more renewables into the system can,
           to decarbonise power generation.   be part of the roadmap.

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