Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation methods to make sure optimum reliability of the Kribi power plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
pressure gauge has been in operation for practically ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating primarily on pure gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest gas engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä will also help the customer’s operational and upkeep efficiency with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power development company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an unbiased energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of energy producing amenities across Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has a vital position inside the African vitality sector. It continues to be right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system relies closely on hydropower, but has unsure resources of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, performs a key role in ensuring a provide of secure, low cost, and reliable energy. For this purpose we’re eager to upgrade the power plant’s automation methods to the latest design to make sure optimal reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady basis throughout the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has เพรสเชอร์เกจ , which enables us to supply priceless technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a significant position in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are also in a position to ensure the provision of important spare parts, and that is a vital component throughout the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, it is a very important venture, both for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The project is scheduled to begin in 2023. To make sure 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 assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting services, as properly as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers providing. They are based on utilisation of the newest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of energy technology installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 550 MW of producing capacity 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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