28 December 2017, Sweetcrude, Ankara — The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term supply agreement with the Turkish company Aksa Enerji Üretim A.Ş. (“Aksa Energy”) and its affiliates. Aksa Energy has recently invested particularly in Africa, where energy is in demand in several countries throughout the continent.
The use of Wärtsilä original parts ensures efficient and sustainable power plant operation of Aksa Energy’s six power plants in Madagascar, Ghana, Mali, Turkey and Northern Cyprus, with a combined output of 868 MW. In addition to spare parts availability assurances, the contract also provides Aksa Energy access to Wärtsilä’s Technical support services.
The three-year agreement was signed in October 2017 with an option to extend it for two years. With the new agreement, the Turkish energy company has decided to extend its successful partnership with Wärtsilä.
“As Aksa Energy group, we are very pleased to consolidate our longstanding business relationship with Wärtsilä through a three-year framework agreement that was signed during our visit to Helsinki, Finland. We will continue to use Wärtsilä engines to increase our installed capacity in the African region,” says Cüneyt Uygun, CEO of Aksa Energy.
Fast solutions to growing needs
Aksa Energy, a Turkey-based independent power producer (IPP) has expanded its global operations from Turkey to the Turkish part of Cyprus and several countries in Africa. Aksa Energy continues to assess global opportunities for further growth.
“We are very happy to continue our co-operation with Aksa Energy to secure the energy production of their power plants. We place great value in the customer loyalty and trust that Aksa Energy has shown us, and will do our very best to help ensure successful and sustainable operations of their installations,” says Arie Pijl, Director, Services Unit Turkey & Caspian Sea and Managing Director, Wärtsilä Enpa Turkey.