Wärtsilä energy plant improve for largest gold mine in Senegal

The know-how group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the facility producing facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the present power plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine advanced in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a number one world gold producer. The upgrading and extension challenge will allow for the complete integration of all the site’s energy generating capacity, while making certain the provision of the needed electric power to maintain and expand the mine’s manufacturing schedules

he order with Wärtsilä was positioned by Sabodala Gold Operations and it has been booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3 2022. The project will be delivered under a complete engineering, procurement and building (EPC) contract.
ไดอะแฟรม ซีล -Massawa mine is the biggest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated in the jap part of the nation within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s planned mine enlargement will transform Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering power solutions for mining operations around the globe. Not being connected to the grid signifies that the captive plant has to be capable of providing a reliable provide of electrical energy at all times, since no power equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines chosen for this expansion challenge have established a strong status for prime effectivity and reliability beneath even probably the most difficult ambient circumstances, eliminating income losses from power shortages,” stated Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be put in are 20 per cent extra fuel efficient than the plant’s current engines. Their gas efficiency minimises the environmental influence by reducing dangerous CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding performance, they have the pliability to assist a smooth transition to the mixing of solar energy and energy storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and management for the present power plant with the extension.
The venture is anticipated to be completed and commissioned before the tip of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of power producing gear, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy crops in the nation. 458 MW of this capability is under Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.

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