Wärtsilä power plant improve for largest gold mine in Senegal

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the facility generating facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the prevailing energy plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine advanced in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a quantity one international gold producer. The upgrading and extension project will permit for the whole integration of all of the site’s power producing capacity, whereas ensuring the provision of the wanted electric energy to take care of and increase the mine’s manufacturing schedules
he order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Sabodala Gold Operations and it has been booked in Wärtsilä’s order consumption in Q3 2022. The venture will be delivered beneath an entire engineering, procurement and development (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is located within the jap part of the country in the Kedougou area. Endeavour’s deliberate mine enlargement will remodel Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of experience in delivering energy solutions for mining operations around the world. Not being related to the grid implies that the captive plant has to be capable of providing a reliable supply of electrical energy at all times, since no energy equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines chosen for this expansion venture have established a robust status for top efficiency and reliability beneath even the most troublesome ambient circumstances, eliminating revenue losses from energy shortages,” mentioned Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be put in are 20 per cent more gasoline efficient than the plant’s present engines. Their fuel effectivity minimises the environmental impact by reducing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent efficiency, they’ve the flexibility to support a clean transition to the combination of solar energy and power storage into the system. Best selling of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the present power plant with the extension.
The challenge is anticipated to be accomplished and commissioned before the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of power producing gear, and already has 543 MW of put in capability in altogether 20 power crops in the country. 458 MW of this capability is under Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.

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