Wärtsilä supplies automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimal 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 natural gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest fuel engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also support the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power improvement company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an unbiased power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of energy generating services throughout Africa. The order will be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a significant role inside the African energy sector. It remains to be at present supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system depends closely on hydropower, but has uncertain resources of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, plays a key function in making certain a provide of secure, low-cost, and reliable power. For this reason we are keen to upgrade the ability plant’s automation methods to the newest design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous basis within the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a powerful regional presence, which enables us to offer priceless technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a big role in Cameroon’s power supply. We are additionally able to make sure the availability of critical spare components, and this is an important element within the long-term service settlement between our corporations. All in all, it is a crucial venture, both for the client and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The challenge is scheduled to begin in 2023. To make certain the continuity of the plant’s output, the work will be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement includes remote operational help, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting companies, as properly as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services providing. เกจอาร์กอน are based on utilisation of the most recent digital technologies, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 550 MW of producing capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are lined by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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