pressure gauge will carry out an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation systems to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi power plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, working with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on pure gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest fuel engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also assist the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power growth firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of energy producing amenities throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital role inside the African vitality sector. It continues to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system relies closely on hydropower, but has uncertain resources of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, performs a key role in making certain a provide of secure, low cost, and reliable power. For this cause we’re keen to upgrade the power plant’s automation techniques to the latest 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 allows us to supply useful technical assist that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this energy plant which has such a major role in Cameroon’s energy provide. We are also in a position to ensure the availability of critical spare components, and that is an essential element within the long-term service agreement between our corporations. All in all, this is a crucial venture, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
pressure gauge is scheduled to start in 2023. To ensure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work will be carried out on one engine at a time. pressure gauge -term service agreement includes distant operational help, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting providers, in addition to spare components.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are primarily based on utilisation of the latest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s extensive know-how and understanding of energy generation 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 covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.