Wärtsilä offers automation improve for iconic power plant in Cameroon

The know-how group Wärtsilä will perform an upgrading project of the electrical and automation techniques to ensure optimum reliability of the Kribi power plant in the Republic of Cameroon.
The 216 MW plant has been in operation for almost ten years, working with thirteen Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines working primarily on pure fuel. At the time of commissioning, it was the biggest gas engine energy plant in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wärtsilä may also help the customer’s operational and maintenance efficiency with a 10-year long-term service settlement.
The order with Wärtsilä was placed by Kribi power improvement firm (KPDC), a subsidiary of Globeleq, an independent power producer (IPP) and the owner and operator of power generating facilities throughout Africa. The order might be booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3/2022.
“The Kribi power plant has a significant position throughout the African power sector. It is still at present supplying two-thirds of the thermal power in Cameroon. Cameroon’s energy system depends closely on hydropower, but has uncertain assets of water. The Kribi plant, subsequently, performs a key function in making certain a supply of protected, low-cost, and dependable power. For this cause we’re keen to upgrade the facility plant’s automation techniques to the most recent design to make sure optimum reliability, and to strengthen our cooperation with Wärtsilä, leveraging their competences on a continuous foundation within the framework of the long-term service settlement,” commented Gionata Visconti, Chief Operating Officer, Globeleq.
“Wärtsilä has a robust regional presence, which enables us to offer priceless technical support that optimises engine performance and maximises the production capabilities of this energy plant which has such a major function in Cameroon’s power supply. เกจวัดแก๊ส are additionally able to ensure the supply of critical spare elements, and this is an important component throughout the long-term service agreement between our corporations. All in all, this may be a essential project, both for the client and for Wärtsilä,” mentioned Markus Ljungkvist, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä Energy.
The challenge is scheduled to start in 2023. To ensure ราคาเกจวัดแรงดันน้ำ of the plant’s output, the work shall be carried out on one engine at a time. The long-term service settlement consists of remote operational help, upkeep planning, technical advisory and remote troubleshooting services, as nicely as spare elements.
Long-term service agreements are an integral a part of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle services offering. They are based mostly on utilisation of the latest digital technologies, and supported by the company’s intensive know-how and understanding of power era installations.
Wärtsilä has altogether equipped 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 coated by Wärtsilä service agreements.
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