Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

เกจวัดแรงดันอาร์กอน -how group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, working with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating primarily on pure gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also assist the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power development firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an unbiased energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power producing amenities across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a significant role inside the African vitality sector. It is still at present supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system depends closely on hydropower, but has unsure sources of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, performs a key function in guaranteeing a supply of safe, cheap, and reliable vitality. For this cause we’re keen to improve the ability plant’s automation methods to the most recent design to ensure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady basis inside the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a strong regional presence, which permits us to offer priceless technical support that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a major function in Cameroon’s energy provide. We are additionally in a position to ensure the provision of important spare components, and that is an important component inside the long-term service settlement between our firms. All in all, this could be a crucial venture, both for the client and for Wärtsilä,” said Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The project is scheduled to commence in 2023. To ensure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work shall be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement contains remote operational help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting providers, in addition to spare components.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers providing. They are primarily based on utilisation of the newest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy technology installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of producing capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are lined by Wärtsilä service agreements.

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