Wärtsilä energy plant improve for largest gold mine in Senegal

The technology group Wärtsilä will provide an 18 MW extension to the ability producing facility and upgrade the electrical and automation system of the prevailing energy plant on the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a leading global gold producer. The upgrading and extension venture will enable for the entire integration of all the site’s power producing capability, whereas making certain the provision of the needed electric energy to maintain and increase 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 project shall be delivered under a whole engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated in the eastern part of the country in the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine expansion will rework Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has เกจวัดไนโตรเจนราคา of expertise in delivering power solutions for mining operations around the globe. Not being related to the grid means that the captive plant must be able to providing a reliable supply of electrical energy at all times, since no power equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this expansion project have established a strong reputation for top efficiency and reliability underneath even the most difficult ambient circumstances, eliminating income 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 efficient than the plant’s current engines. Their gasoline effectivity minimises the environmental influence by decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding performance, they’ve the pliability to support a clean transition to the integration of solar power and power 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.
The project is predicted to be accomplished and commissioned earlier than the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main provider of power generating equipment, and already has 543 MW of put in capability in altogether 20 power vegetation within the nation. 458 MW of this capability is beneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.

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