Wärtsilä energy plant upgrade for largest gold mine in Senegal

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the power producing facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the present energy plant on the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine advanced in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a leading international gold producer. เพรสเชอร์เกจดิจิตอล and extension venture will permit for the whole integration of all of the site’s energy generating capability, whereas guaranteeing the supply of the wanted electrical energy to maintain and broaden the mine’s production 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 might be delivered underneath an entire engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the biggest producing gold mine in Senegal and is positioned within the jap part of the country within the Kedougou area. Endeavour’s planned mine enlargement will remodel Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering energy solutions for mining operations around the globe. Not being connected to the grid means that the captive plant has to be able to providing a reliable supply of electricity at all times, since no energy equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this enlargement venture have established a robust reputation for top efficiency and reliability underneath 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 extra gas efficient than the plant’s current engines. Their gasoline efficiency minimises the environmental influence by decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent efficiency, they have the flexibility to assist a smooth transition to the integration of solar power and vitality storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the prevailing power plant with the extension.
The challenge is anticipated to be accomplished and commissioned before the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of power producing equipment, and already has 543 MW of put in capability in altogether 20 power crops in the country. 458 MW of this capability is beneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.

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