The technology group Wartsila and Huaneng Jiangsu Co, the provincial subsidiary of China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd that is one of China’s largest state-owned power generation companies, have signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement to cooperate in the development of sustainable power generation in Jiangsu, China. The agreement was signed at the Huaneng Jiangsu company headquarters on 31 December 2020.
The aim of the Cooperation Agreement is to develop more sustainable and flexible power generation based on internal combustion engine technology that would enable the integration of more renewable resources into the Jiangsu grid. This aligns with China’s energy security strategy of “four revolutions and one cooperation.” The strategy’s four revolutions are intended to curb energy consumption, establish a diversified energy supply system, upgrade energy technology, and speed energy sector development. The cooperation aspect refers to strengthening international cooperation to achieve energy security under open conditions.
Wartsila’s long-term R&D commitment on improving combustion engine efficiency has resulted in Wärtsilä engines having the highest efficiency numbers among existing prime movers. A key success factor has been the development of integrated engine functionalities that enable low emissions, and high engine efficiency of up to 50 percent in single cycle mode, depending on the engine type.