The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi power plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, working with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working primarily on natural gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gasoline 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 energy improvement firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of power generating amenities across Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“ เกจวัดแรงดูด has an important function inside the African vitality sector. It is still right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system relies closely on hydropower, however has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, plays a key function in ensuring a provide of secure, low-cost, and dependable power. For this purpose we’re keen to upgrade the ability plant’s automation techniques to the latest design to make sure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous foundation throughout the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a robust regional presence, which allows us to supply useful technical help that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this energy plant which has such a major position in Cameroon’s energy provide. We are also able to ensure the provision of important spare parts, and this is an essential factor throughout the long-term service agreement between our firms. All in all, this may be a very important venture, both for the client and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The project is scheduled to commence in 2023. To make certain 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 remote operational assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting providers, in addition to spare components.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are based on utilisation of the most recent digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of power technology installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of generating capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.