Wärtsilä supplies automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi energy plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
เกจปรับแรงดันแก๊ส has been in operation for nearly ten years, operating with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working totally on natural gasoline. 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 settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power growth firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an unbiased power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of energy generating facilities throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has a significant function inside the African vitality sector. It continues to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends closely on hydropower, but has unsure assets of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, plays a key function in guaranteeing a provide of protected, low cost, and reliable energy. For this purpose we’re eager to improve the ability plant’s automation techniques to the newest design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous foundation within the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a robust regional presence, which enables us to provide useful technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a significant position in Cameroon’s energy provide. We are additionally in a position to ensure the provision of important spare parts, and that is a vital factor within the long-term service settlement between our firms. All in all, this can be a crucial venture, both for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” said Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The challenge is scheduled to start in 2023. To make positive the continuity of the plant’s output, the work will be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement includes remote operational support, upkeep planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting providers, as nicely as spare components.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a half of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are primarily based on utilisation of the latest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of power technology installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.

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