Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The technology group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation methods to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi power plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for almost ten years, working with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating totally on pure gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important fuel engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also help the customer’s operational and maintenance efficiency with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power improvement firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial power 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 significant function inside the African energy sector. It is still today supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s energy system depends closely on hydropower, but has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, performs a key position in ensuring a supply of protected, cheap, and dependable power. For this purpose we are keen to improve the facility plant’s automation systems to the latest design to ensure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous foundation inside the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a powerful regional presence, which enables us to supply priceless technical support that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this power plant which has such a major role in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are also ready to ensure the provision of important spare parts, and that is an essential component within the long-term service settlement between our firms. All in all, it is a crucial project, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” said Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
ราคาเกจวัดแรงดันน้ำ is scheduled to commence 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 settlement contains distant operational assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services 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 supplied 550 MW of producing capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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