Wärtsilä supplies automation improve for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

The technology group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation methods to make sure 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 thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating totally on natural gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä will also support the customer’s operational and maintenance 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 independent power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of energy producing services throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a significant function within the African power sector. It remains to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal vitality in Cameroon. เกจวัดแรงดันดิจิตอลราคา relies closely on hydropower, however has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, plays a key role in guaranteeing a provide of safe, low-cost, and dependable power. For this purpose we’re eager to improve the facility plant’s automation techniques to the latest design to ensure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous basis within the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a powerful regional presence, which enables us to provide valuable technical support that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this power plant which has such a major function in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are additionally ready to make sure the availability of important spare components, and that is a vital element throughout the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, this is a crucial project, both for the client 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 will be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement consists of remote operational help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services providing. They are primarily based on utilisation of the most recent digital technologies, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of power era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of producing 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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