Wärtsilä provides automation upgrade for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

เกจวัดแรงดันแก๊สหุงต้ม will carry out an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi power plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on pure fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important gasoline engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may even support the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi energy development company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an unbiased energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power producing facilities across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital position within the African power sector. It continues to be right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s energy system relies closely on hydropower, however has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, plays a key role in making certain a provide of safe, low cost, and reliable energy. For this reason we are eager to upgrade the facility 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 foundation inside 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 priceless technical assist that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this power plant which has such a big function in Cameroon’s energy provide. We are also able to make sure the supply of important spare parts, and this is a vital component within the long-term service settlement between our firms. All in all, this is a crucial challenge, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to begin in 2023. To make sure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work will be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement contains remote operational support, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting companies, as well as spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle companies providing. They are based mostly on utilisation of the most recent digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s extensive know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether supplied 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.

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