The know-how group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi power plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, working with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working totally on pure fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gas engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may 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 power improvement company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of energy producing amenities throughout Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a significant function inside the African power sector. It remains to be right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends closely on hydropower, however has unsure sources of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, plays a key role in making certain a provide of secure, cheap, and reliable vitality. For this reason we’re keen to improve the facility plant’s automation systems to the most recent design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous basis within the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a strong regional presence, which enables us to offer priceless technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this energy plant which has such a big function in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are additionally ready to make sure the supply of critical spare components, and that is a vital factor inside the long-term service settlement between our firms. เครื่องมือที่ใช้วัดความดัน in all, this is a essential project, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to start in 2023. To ensure 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 distant operational support, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting providers, in addition to spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are based on utilisation of the newest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether supplied 550 MW of producing capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.