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 prevailing power plant on the Sabodala-Massawa gold mine complex in Senegal, West Africa.
The mine is owned by Endeavour Mining, a number one international gold producer. The upgrading and extension challenge will allow for the entire integration of all the site’s energy generating capability, whereas ensuring the provision of the wanted electrical power to take care of and broaden the mine’s manufacturing schedules

he order with Wärtsilä was placed by Sabodala Gold Operations and it has been booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q3 2022. ไดอะแฟรม might be delivered beneath a complete engineering, procurement and building (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the most important producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated within the jap part of the country in the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s deliberate mine enlargement will transform Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of experience in delivering power solutions for mining operations around the world. Not being related to the grid signifies that the captive plant must be capable of providing a reliable supply of electricity at all times, since no energy equals no production. ไดอะแฟรม ซีล selected for this expansion venture have established a strong status for top efficiency and reliability underneath even probably 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 put in are 20 per cent more gasoline environment friendly than the plant’s current engines. ไดอะแฟรม minimises the environmental impression by decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent efficiency, they have the pliability to assist a clean transition to the combination 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 prevailing energy plant with the extension.
The venture is expected to be accomplished and commissioned before the top of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main supplier of energy producing equipment, and already has 543 MW of put in capacity in altogether 20 power vegetation within the country. 458 MW of this capability is beneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.