Wärtsilä energy plant improve for largest gold mine in Senegal

The expertise group Wärtsilä will provide an 18 MW extension to the power producing facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the present energy plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a quantity one global gold producer. The upgrading and extension venture will enable for the entire integration of all of the site’s power generating capacity, whereas making certain the provision of the wanted electrical power 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 intake in Q3 2022. The challenge shall be delivered beneath an entire engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the biggest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated within the eastern a half of the nation within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine expansion will rework Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of experience in delivering power options for mining operations around the world. Not being connected to the grid implies that the captive plant must be able to providing a reliable provide of electrical energy always, since no energy equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines chosen for this growth venture have established a powerful status for prime effectivity and reliability under even the most tough ambient conditions, eliminating revenue losses from power shortages,” said Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be put in are 20 per cent more gas environment friendly than the plant’s existing engines. Their gas effectivity minimises the environmental impression by lowering harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding efficiency, they’ve the flexibility to assist a easy transition to the integration of solar power and energy storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the present power plant with the extension.
เกจวัดแรงดันco2 is anticipated to be accomplished and commissioned earlier than the top of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main provider of energy producing equipment, and already has 543 MW of installed capability in altogether 20 power plants within the country. 458 MW of this capacity is beneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.
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