Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

The expertise group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation systems to make sure optimum reliability of the Kribi power plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
pressure gauge has been in operation for almost ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on pure gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest fuel engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also assist the customer’s operational and upkeep efficiency with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi energy improvement firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating services across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has a vital role inside the African energy sector. It continues to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s energy system depends heavily on hydropower, however has unsure resources of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, plays a key position in guaranteeing a supply of secure, cheap, and reliable vitality. For this purpose we are keen to upgrade the ability plant’s automation techniques to the most recent design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous 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 useful technical support that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this power plant which has such a big position in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are additionally in a position to make sure the supply of crucial spare elements, and this is an essential factor inside the long-term service agreement between our firms. All in all, this could be a essential challenge, each for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The challenge is scheduled to begin in 2023. To make certain the continuity of the plant’s output, the work shall be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement contains remote operational support, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting services, as nicely as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a half of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle companies providing. They are based mostly on utilisation of the latest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s extensive know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of producing capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.

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