The expertise group Wärtsilä will provide an 18 MW extension to the ability producing facility and upgrade 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 number one global gold producer. The upgrading and extension venture will enable for the entire integration of all the site’s power generating capacity, while guaranteeing the supply of the wanted electric energy to take care of and expand 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 will be delivered beneath an entire engineering, procurement and building (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is situated in the jap part of the nation in the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s planned mine growth will transform Sabodala-Massawa into a top-tier gold asset with incremental production.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering energy solutions for mining operations all over the world. Not being connected to the grid means that the captive plant needs to be capable of providing a dependable provide of electricity at all times, since no power equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines chosen for this growth venture have established a strong status for top effectivity and reliability beneath even the most troublesome 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 more gas environment friendly than the plant’s existing engines. Their gasoline efficiency minimises the environmental influence by decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their excellent efficiency, they’ve the flexibleness to help a smooth transition to the mixing of solar energy and energy storage into the system. เกจวัดแรงดันไฟฟ้า of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and control for the prevailing energy plant with the extension.
The project is anticipated to be completed and commissioned before the end of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s leading supplier of energy generating gear, and already has 543 MW of put in capability in altogether 20 energy vegetation within the country. 458 MW of this capacity is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.