The expertise group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the facility generating facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the existing energy plant on the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a quantity one international gold producer. The upgrading and extension challenge will allow for the entire integration of all the site’s energy producing capability, whereas making certain the provision of the needed electric 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 venture might be delivered underneath an entire engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the most important producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated in the eastern a half of the country in the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine enlargement will rework Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering energy solutions for mining operations around the world. Not being connected to the grid implies that the captive plant has to be capable of providing a reliable supply of electrical energy at all times, since no energy equals no manufacturing. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this growth venture have established a powerful status for prime efficiency and reliability beneath even the most difficult ambient situations, eliminating revenue losses from energy shortages,” stated Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be put in are 20 per cent more gas environment friendly than the plant’s current engines. Their gas effectivity minimises the environmental impression by reducing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent efficiency, they have the flexibleness to support a smooth transition to the mixing of solar energy and vitality storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and management for the existing power plant with the extension.
The challenge is anticipated to be completed and commissioned earlier than the top of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s leading pressure gauge วัด แรง ดัน น้ำ of energy generating gear, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy crops within the country. 458 MW of this capability is under Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.