The know-how group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation systems to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working totally on pure gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may even assist the customer’s operational and maintenance efficiency with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power development company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of energy producing services across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has an important function throughout the African power sector. It continues to be right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends closely on hydropower, however has unsure assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, performs a key role in guaranteeing a provide of safe, low-cost, and dependable vitality. For this cause we are keen to improve the facility plant’s automation methods to the latest design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous basis inside the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a powerful regional presence, which permits us to provide valuable technical support that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a big position in Cameroon’s power supply. We are also in a position to ensure the availability of important spare elements, and this is an essential element throughout the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, this can be a essential venture, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
เพรสเชอร์เกจ 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. The long-term service agreement contains remote operational help, maintenance planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a half of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services offering. They are primarily based on utilisation of the latest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s extensive know-how and understanding of energy generation installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether supplied 550 MW of generating capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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