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Wärtsilä offers automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The technology group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation systems to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for almost ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working totally on natural fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest gas engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may 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 improvement firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating facilities across Africa. The order will be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital position within the African vitality sector. It remains to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำมันเครื่อง depends closely on hydropower, however has unsure resources of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, performs a key position in guaranteeing a supply of safe, low-cost, and reliable vitality. For this reason we’re eager to improve the facility 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 strong regional presence, which permits us to supply priceless technical assist 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 make sure the availability of crucial spare parts, and that is a vital component throughout the long-term service settlement between our companies. All in all, this is a crucial venture, both for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The project is scheduled to start in 2023. To make certain the continuity of the plant’s output, the work might be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement includes distant operational help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services providing. They are primarily based on utilisation of the latest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of producing capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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