Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

The expertise group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation systems to make sure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, working with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working totally on natural fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest fuel engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä will also 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 energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating facilities across Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a significant position throughout the African energy sector. It continues to be at present supplying two-thirds of the thermal vitality in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system relies heavily on hydropower, however has uncertain resources of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, performs a key function in ensuring a provide of secure, low-cost, and dependable power. For this reason we’re keen to improve the power plant’s automation techniques to the newest design to make sure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady basis throughout the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a robust regional presence, which enables us to provide valuable technical support that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this energy plant which has such a significant role in Cameroon’s power supply. We are additionally in a position to ensure the supply of important spare elements, and that is a vital factor inside the long-term service settlement between our firms. All in all, this is a crucial challenge, each for the client and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to begin in 2023. To ensure ร้านซ่อมเครื่องวัดความดันomron of the plant’s output, the work might be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement includes remote operational help, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting services, in addition to spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle companies providing. They are based on utilisation of the most recent digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of energy generation installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 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 lined by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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