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    Finnish power major Wartsila is planning to expand its footprint in India with the launch of a remote monitoring station aimed at popularising its flexible decentralised power plants.

    “This monitoring station allows surveillance of power installations to make sure they are operating optimally and to prevent any possible failures or breakdowns. The first phase will monitor 14 plants (285 MW) out of our total installed capacity of 3500 MW in India,” said Rakesh Sarin, Managing Director, Wartsila India Ltd., addressing presspersons here on Wednesday.

    “It also allows companies to set up power plants in remote locations without worrying about accessibility or the initial capex involved in periodically sending experienced personnel to check the plant.

    “Theoretically, this station here in Chennai has the capability of monitoring all of our power plants – which we will do in a phased manner” he said.

    While surveillance services will be initially provided for the power plant customers of Wartsila India, the Indian arm of Wartsila, it will be available later to potential clients for a yet-to-be decided fee.
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