Wärtsilä offers automation upgrade for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading project of the electrical and automation methods to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi power plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically ten years, operating with 13 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines operating totally on pure gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest gasoline engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also support the customer’s operational and upkeep performance with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi power growth company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power producing amenities across Africa. The order will be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi energy plant has a significant role within the African energy sector. It is still today supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system depends heavily on hydropower, but has unsure assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, plays a key function in ensuring a provide of protected, low cost, and dependable vitality. For เกจวัดแรงดันเบนซิน to improve the power plant’s automation systems to the newest design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous foundation throughout the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a powerful regional presence, which allows us to supply useful technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the manufacturing capabilities of this power plant which has such a major position in Cameroon’s power supply. We are also able to ensure the supply of crucial spare parts, and this is a vital factor throughout the long-term service agreement between our corporations. All in all, this is a essential venture, each for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” said Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to start in 2023. To ensure 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 distant operational assist, maintenance planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, in addition to spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a half of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services providing. They are based on utilisation of the most recent digital applied sciences, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy technology installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether supplied 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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