The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation systems to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi power plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for almost ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working primarily on natural fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important gasoline engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also support the customer’s operational and maintenance performance with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power improvement firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of energy producing amenities throughout Africa. The order will be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has a significant role throughout the African power sector. It remains to be right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends closely on hydropower, but has unsure assets of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, plays a key role in guaranteeing a supply of secure, cheap, and dependable vitality. For this purpose we are eager to upgrade the ability plant’s automation systems to the most recent design to ensure optimum 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 robust regional presence, which allows us to offer valuable technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this energy plant which has such a big role in Cameroon’s power supply. We are additionally in a position to make sure the provision of crucial spare components, and that is an important factor within the long-term service settlement between our firms. All in all, this is a very important project, both for the client and for Wärtsilä,” said Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The project is scheduled to commence in 2023. To make positive 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 assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, as properly as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are based mostly on utilisation of the newest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of energy generation installations.
เกจวัดน้ำยาแอร์refco has altogether equipped 550 MW of generating capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are lined by Wärtsilä service agreements.