The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation techniques to make sure optimal reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running totally on natural fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest fuel engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also help the customer’s operational and maintenance efficiency with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power improvement company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power producing amenities across Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has a vital function throughout the African energy sector. It continues to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system depends heavily on hydropower, however has uncertain sources of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, performs a key position in making certain a provide of protected, low-cost, and dependable energy. For this reason we’re eager to improve the power plant’s automation techniques to the latest design to ensure optimal 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 supply valuable technical help that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this energy plant which has such a major position in Cameroon’s power provide. เกจวัดแรงดันเครื่องกรองน้ำ are additionally in a position to ensure the supply of crucial spare elements, and that is an essential factor within the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, it is a very important venture, both for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to commence in 2023. To ensure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work shall be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service agreement consists of distant operational assist, upkeep planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting services, as well as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are primarily based on utilisation of the latest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of power generation installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of generating capability 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.