The know-how group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the power producing facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the existing power plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complicated in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a leading world gold producer. The upgrading and extension venture will enable for the complete integration of all of the site’s energy producing capability, while guaranteeing the availability of the needed electrical energy to maintain and broaden the mine’s manufacturing schedules
he order with Wärtsilä was placed by Sabodala Gold Operations and it has been booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3 2022. The project might be delivered under a complete engineering, procurement and building (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the biggest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated within the japanese part of the nation within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine growth will transform Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering power options for mining operations all over the world. Not being related to the grid implies that the captive plant needs to be capable of offering a reliable supply of electrical energy always, since no energy equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this expansion project have established a powerful reputation for high effectivity and reliability underneath even essentially the most troublesome ambient circumstances, eliminating revenue losses from power shortages,” said Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be installed are 20 per cent extra fuel efficient than the plant’s present engines. Their gasoline effectivity minimises the environmental influence by lowering harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent performance, they have the flexibility to support a clean transition to the combination of solar power and power storage into the system. เกจ์แรงดัน of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the present energy plant with the extension.
The challenge is predicted to be accomplished and commissioned earlier than the top of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of power producing gear, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy crops in the nation. 458 MW of this capacity is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.