The technology group Wärtsilä will convert an existing captive combined heat and power plant from dual-fuel to gas fuel and support its operations with a ten-year maintenance agreement. The Punta Alvear plant in Santa Fé, Argentina is owned and operated by Boortmalt, world-leading producer of high-quality malt for the brewing, distilling, and food industry. This project is part of Boortmalt's sustainable development strategy in terms of energy consumption, which aims to reduce the group's carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in June 2021.The conversion project, together with the long-term maintenance agreement, will raise the plant’s performance by increasing its efficiency and power output, while also lowering its operating costs. This in turn will lessen Boortmalt’s malt production costs. At the same time, the conversion will reduce the plant’s environmental footprint. The plant currently operates with a Wärtsilä 32DF dual-fuel engine, which will be converted to a Wärtsilä 34SG gas engine, with a 10% power output increase.The project is scheduled to commence in March 2022, and is expected to be completed two months later in May.