The technology group Wärtsilä will provide an 18 MW extension to the ability producing facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the existing power plant at the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complicated in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a leading global gold producer. The upgrading and extension challenge will enable for the entire integration of all the site’s energy producing capability, while ensuring the supply of the needed electrical energy to take care of 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 consumption in Q3 2022. The challenge might be delivered under an entire engineering, procurement and building (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated in the japanese part of the country within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s planned mine enlargement will transform Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has เกจวัดแรงดันแก๊สหุงต้ม of expertise in delivering power solutions for mining operations around the globe. Not being related to the grid signifies that the captive plant must be capable of providing a reliable provide of electrical energy at all times, since no power equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this expansion challenge have established a strong reputation for top efficiency and reliability under even probably the most troublesome ambient situations, 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 more gasoline environment friendly than the plant’s existing engines. Their fuel efficiency minimises the environmental influence by decreasing dangerous CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent performance, they’ve the flexibility to assist a clean transition to the integration of solar power and energy storage into the system. The upgrade of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and management for the prevailing power plant with the extension.
The project is predicted to be completed and commissioned before the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of power generating tools, and already has 543 MW of installed capacity in altogether 20 power crops in the country. 458 MW of this capacity is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.