Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic energy plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading challenge of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimal reliability of the Kribi power 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 working totally on pure gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the largest gas engine power plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may even help the customer’s operational and upkeep efficiency with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power development company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent power producer (IPP) and the proprietor and operator of power producing amenities throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital role inside the African power sector. It continues to be today supplying two-thirds of the thermal energy in Cameroon. เกจวัดไนโตรเจนราคา depends closely on hydropower, but has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, due to this fact, performs a key function in ensuring a supply of secure, cheap, and reliable power. For this cause we’re keen to improve the facility plant’s automation systems to the latest design to make sure optimal 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 strong regional presence, which allows us to supply valuable technical help that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a significant position in Cameroon’s power supply. We are also ready to ensure the supply of critical spare parts, and that is an essential element within the long-term service agreement between our companies. All in all, this can be a crucial venture, both for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” stated Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The venture is scheduled to commence in 2023. To make sure the continuity of the plant’s output, the work might be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement contains remote operational help, 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 newest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of energy generation installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are covered by Wärtsilä service agreements.

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