Wärtsilä power plant improve for largest gold mine in Senegal

The know-how group Wärtsilä will provide an 18 MW extension to the ability producing facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the present power plant on the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a quantity one world gold producer. The upgrading and extension challenge will permit for the entire integration of all of the site’s power generating capability, whereas making certain the supply of the wanted electric power to hold up and increase the mine’s production schedules
he order with Wärtsilä was placed by Sabodala Gold Operations and it has been booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3 2022. The challenge might be delivered beneath a complete engineering, procurement and development (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is located within the eastern a part of the country within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine enlargement will transform Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering energy solutions for mining operations around the world. Not being linked to the grid means that the captive plant needs to be capable of offering a reliable provide of electrical energy always, since no power equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this expansion project have established a robust popularity for high effectivity and reliability underneath even the most tough ambient situations, eliminating income losses from energy shortages,” said Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be installed are 20 per cent extra fuel efficient than the plant’s current engines. Their gasoline effectivity minimises the environmental influence by lowering harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding performance, they have the flexibility to assist a easy transition to the combination of solar power and energy storage into the system. ที่วัดแรงดัน of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the present power plant with the extension.
The challenge is expected to be completed and commissioned before the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s leading pressure gauge of power producing gear, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy plants within the country. 458 MW of this capacity is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.

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