The expertise group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation systems to make sure optimal reliability of the Kribi power plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, operating with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating primarily on natural gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may even assist the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
เกวัดแรงดัน with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi energy growth company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an unbiased energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of energy generating services throughout Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital role within the African energy sector. It is still today supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s energy system depends closely on hydropower, but has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, plays a key position in making certain a supply of protected, low-cost, and dependable energy. For this reason we’re eager to improve the ability plant’s automation methods to the latest design to make sure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous basis throughout the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a robust regional presence, which allows us to provide valuable technical help that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this energy plant which has such a major role in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are also in a position to make sure the provision of important spare parts, and this is an important component within the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, this can be a essential project, each for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to begin in 2023. To ensure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work might be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement consists of remote operational support, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare components.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services offering. They are based on utilisation of the newest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether supplied 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.