Wärtsilä offers automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation methods to make sure optimal reliability of the Kribi power plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working primarily on natural gasoline. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important fuel engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may even help the customer’s operational and maintenance performance with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power development firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of energy generating facilities throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has an important function throughout the African vitality sector. It is still right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends heavily on hydropower, however has unsure assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, plays a key position in making certain a provide of protected, low cost, and reliable energy. For this cause we’re keen to improve the facility plant’s automation systems to the latest design to ensure optimum 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 allows us to provide priceless technical help that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a major position in Cameroon’s energy supply. We are also ready to ensure the supply of important spare parts, and this is a vital factor within the long-term service settlement between our corporations. All in all, this may be a very important project, both for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
เกจวัดแรงดันสูญญากาศ is scheduled to commence in 2023. To make positive the continuity of the plant’s output, the work will be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement contains remote operational assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting services, in addition to spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a half of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services offering. They are based on utilisation of the latest digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of power generation installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 550 MW of producing capacity 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.
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