Wärtsilä power plant upgrade for largest gold mine in Senegal

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the ability generating facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the present power plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a leading world gold producer. The upgrading and extension project will enable for the complete integration of all the site’s energy generating capacity, whereas ensuring the availability of the wanted electrical energy to hold up and expand the mine’s manufacturing schedules
he order with Wärtsilä was placed by Sabodala Gold Operations and it has been booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3 2022. The challenge will be delivered beneath an entire engineering, procurement and development (EPC) contract.
เกจ์วัดแรงดันน้ำ -Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is located in the japanese part of the nation within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s planned mine growth will rework Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering energy options for mining operations around the globe. Not being linked to the grid means that the captive plant has to be capable of offering a dependable provide of electrical energy always, since no power equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines chosen for this expansion venture have established a powerful status for high efficiency and reliability underneath even essentially the most difficult ambient circumstances, eliminating income losses from energy shortages,” said Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be installed are 20 per cent extra gasoline environment friendly than the plant’s present engines. Their gas effectivity minimises the environmental impact by decreasing dangerous CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding efficiency, they have the flexibleness to assist a smooth transition to the combination of solar power and energy storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and management for the prevailing power plant with the extension.
The project is predicted to be accomplished and commissioned before the top of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s leading supplier of power generating equipment, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy plants in the nation. 458 MW of this capability is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.

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