Wärtsilä supplies automation improve for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

The expertise group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading project of the electrical and automation systems to make sure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working totally on natural gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also support the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi energy development firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating services across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
เพรสเชอร์เกจไฮดรอลิค has a vital role inside the African vitality sector. It is still at present supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s energy system relies heavily on hydropower, however has unsure sources of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, performs a key position in guaranteeing a supply of safe, cheap, and reliable vitality. For this cause we are keen to upgrade the power plant’s automation methods to the newest design to make sure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous foundation within the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a robust regional presence, which permits us to provide useful technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this energy plant which has such a significant function in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are additionally able to make sure the provision of critical spare parts, and that is an important component within the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, this is a crucial challenge, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The challenge is scheduled to start in 2023. To ensure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work might be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement contains remote operational assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting services, as nicely as spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle companies providing. They are primarily based on utilisation of the newest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy generation 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 lined by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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