Wartsila said it will supply an 18 MW extension to the power generating facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the existing power plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex — owned by Endeavour Mining — in Senegal, West Africa.
The upgrading and extension project will allow for the integration of all the site’s power generating capacity.
Wartsila said it will deliver the project delivered under a complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The power project is expected to be completed and commissioned before the end of 2023.
Wartsila will supply and install three Wartsila 32 engines which are 20 percent more fuel efficient than the plant’s existing engines. Their fuel efficiency minimises the environmental impact by reducing CO2 emissions. They have the flexibility to support a smooth transition to the integration of solar power and energy storage into the system. The upgrade of the electrical and automation system will optimize the interconnection and control for the existing power plant with the extension.
“The Wartsila 32 engines selected for this expansion project have established a strong reputation for high efficiency and reliability under even the most difficult ambient conditions, eliminating revenue losses from power shortages,” said Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wartsila.
Wartsila is Senegal’s leading provider of power generating equipment, and already has 543 MW of installed capacity in altogether 20 power plants in the country. 458 MW of this capacity is under Wartsila long-term service agreements.