The technology group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation systems to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, working with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working primarily on natural gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä will also assist the customer’s operational and upkeep efficiency with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power development firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent energy producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of energy producing facilities across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has an important function within the African power sector. It remains to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends heavily on hydropower, but has unsure resources of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, performs a key function in ensuring a provide of secure, cheap, and reliable vitality. For this cause we are eager to improve the power plant’s automation systems to the latest design to make sure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady basis within 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 efficiency and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this power plant which has such a major position in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are also in a position to ensure the supply of crucial spare components, and this is an essential element inside the long-term service settlement between our corporations. All in all, it is a crucial venture, both for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to commence in 2023. To make sure 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 help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a half of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are based mostly on utilisation of the most recent digital technologies, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of power era installations.
pressure gauge 4 นิ้ว has altogether supplied 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.