Wärtsilä provides automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The expertise group Wärtsilä will carry out an upgrading venture of the electrical and automation systems to make sure optimum reliability of the Kribi energy plant within the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for practically 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 fuel engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä will also assist the customer’s operational and upkeep efficiency 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 independent power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating amenities throughout Africa. The order shall be booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a vital function throughout the African energy sector. It is still right now supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s power system depends heavily on hydropower, however has uncertain resources of water. The Kribi plant, therefore, plays a key function in guaranteeing a supply of safe, low-cost, and dependable vitality. For this reason we’re eager to improve the power plant’s automation methods to the newest design to ensure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a steady basis inside the framework of the long-term service agreement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has เกจวัดแก๊ส , which allows us to provide priceless technical help that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this energy plant which has such a significant function in Cameroon’s power provide. ราคาเกจวัดแรงดัน are additionally ready to ensure the availability of important spare elements, and this is an essential component inside the long-term service agreement between our firms. All in all, this is a very important project, both for the customer and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The challenge is scheduled to commence 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 agreement includes remote operational help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting services, as nicely as spare parts.
Long-term service agreements are an integral part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle companies offering. They are based mostly on utilisation of the most recent digital technologies, and supported by the company’s extensive know-how and understanding of energy generation installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether provided 550 MW of generating capacity to the Republic of Cameroon, and 7.5 GW to the entire of Africa, of which more than 25 per cent are coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.

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