The know-how group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation systems to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, working with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating primarily on pure gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest gas engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also support the customer’s operational and upkeep efficiency with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
pressure gauge หน้าปัด 4 นิ้ว with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power growth company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating amenities throughout Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital position inside the African power sector. It is still today supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system relies heavily on hydropower, but has unsure assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, performs a key role in guaranteeing a supply of secure, cheap, and dependable power. For this purpose we are keen to upgrade the facility plant’s automation methods to the newest design to ensure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady basis inside the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a strong regional presence, which allows us to provide useful technical assist that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this energy plant which has such a significant role in Cameroon’s power supply. We are also able to ensure the supply of critical spare components, and this is an essential component inside the long-term service agreement between our firms. All in all, this is a essential project, each for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The project 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 includes distant operational assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting providers, as nicely as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers providing. They are primarily based on utilisation of the most recent digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s extensive know-how and understanding of energy era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.