The expertise group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the power generating facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the present energy plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine advanced in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a quantity one world gold producer. The upgrading and extension project will allow for the complete integration of all of the site’s power generating capability, whereas guaranteeing the availability of the wanted electrical power to maintain and broaden 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 might be delivered underneath an entire engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is positioned within the japanese part of the country in the Kedougou area. Endeavour’s planned mine expansion will rework Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of experience in delivering power solutions for mining operations all over the world. Not being connected to the grid implies that the captive plant has to be able to offering a reliable provide of electricity always, since no energy equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines chosen for this growth venture have established a robust reputation for prime efficiency and reliability under even the most difficult ambient conditions, eliminating income losses from energy shortages,” said Marc Thiriet, Energy Business Director, Africa West, Wärtsilä.
The three Wärtsilä 32 engines to be installed are 20 per cent extra gasoline environment friendly than the plant’s existing engines. Their gasoline effectivity minimises the environmental influence by decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding performance, they’ve the flexibility to help a clean transition to the integration of solar power and energy storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the prevailing energy plant with the extension.
The challenge is predicted to be completed and commissioned earlier than the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s leading เครื่องมือที่ใช้วัดความดัน of energy producing equipment, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 energy crops in the country. 458 MW of this capability is under Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.