Wärtsilä power plant upgrade for largest gold mine in Senegal

Mere will supply an 18 MW extension to the ability producing facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the existing power plant on the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complicated in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a quantity one world gold producer. The upgrading and extension venture will permit for the complete integration of all the site’s power producing capability, whereas making certain the availability of the wanted electrical energy to maintain 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 venture will be delivered underneath a whole engineering, procurement and building (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated in the japanese a part of the country within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine enlargement will transform Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering power options for mining operations around the world. Not being linked to the grid implies that the captive plant must be able to offering a reliable provide of electricity always, since no energy equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this enlargement venture have established a powerful reputation for top efficiency and reliability beneath even the most troublesome ambient conditions, eliminating revenue losses from power shortages,” mentioned Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be installed are 20 per cent extra fuel efficient than the plant’s present engines. Their gasoline effectivity minimises the environmental impact by decreasing dangerous CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent efficiency, they have the flexibleness to assist a clean transition to the combination of solar power and power storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and management for the existing energy plant with the extension.
The project is predicted to be completed and commissioned earlier than the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of energy generating tools, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy crops within the country. 458 MW of this capability is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.
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