เครื่องมือที่ใช้วัดความดัน -how group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading project of the electrical and automation methods to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for nearly ten years, operating with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running totally on natural gas. At the time of commissioning, it was the most important gasoline engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also help the customer’s operational and maintenance performance with a 10-year long-term service agreement.
The order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Kribi energy growth company (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an impartial energy producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of energy producing services throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has an important role within the African power sector. It is still at present supplying two-thirds of the thermal vitality in Cameroon. Cameroon’s vitality system relies heavily on hydropower, but has uncertain sources of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, plays a key position in ensuring a provide of protected, low-cost, and dependable vitality. For this cause we are keen to upgrade the facility plant’s automation methods to the latest design to make sure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady foundation throughout the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a strong regional presence, which allows us to supply valuable technical assist that optimises engine efficiency and maximises the production capabilities of this power plant which has such a major function in Cameroon’s energy provide. We are additionally in a position to ensure the availability of crucial spare components, and that is a vital element within the long-term service agreement between our firms. All in all, it is a essential challenge, each for the shopper and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned 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 shall be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement consists of distant operational help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and distant troubleshooting companies, as nicely as spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle providers offering. They are based on utilisation of the newest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s in depth know-how and understanding of energy technology installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 550 MW of generating capability to the Republic of Cameroon, and seven.5 GW to the whole of Africa, of which greater than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.