Wärtsilä power plant improve for largest gold mine in Senegal

The expertise group Wärtsilä will supply an 18 MW extension to the ability generating facility and improve the electrical and automation system of the prevailing energy plant at 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 venture will allow for the whole integration of all the site’s energy generating capacity, whereas making certain the provision of the needed 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 challenge shall be delivered beneath a whole engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sabodala-Massawa mine is the largest producing gold mine in Senegal and is located within the jap part of the country within the Kedougou region. Endeavour’s planned mine enlargement will rework Sabodala-Massawa right into a top-tier gold asset with incremental manufacturing.
“Wärtsilä has a depth of expertise in delivering energy solutions for mining operations around the globe. Not being connected to the grid means that the captive plant has to be able to providing a reliable provide of electricity always, since no power equals no production. The Wärtsilä 32 engines selected for this expansion venture have established a robust popularity for prime effectivity and reliability underneath even the most troublesome ambient conditions, eliminating revenue losses from power shortages,” mentioned 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 present engines. Odd minimises the environmental influence by decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. In addition to their outstanding efficiency, they’ve the pliability to help a smooth transition to the mixing of solar energy and energy storage into the system. The improve of the electrical and automation system will optimise the interconnection and management for the present energy plant with the extension.
The project is expected to be accomplished and commissioned earlier than the top of 2023.
Wärtsilä is Senegal’s main provider of power producing equipment, and already has 543 MW of put in capability in altogether 20 energy plants within the nation. 458 MW of this capacity is underneath Wärtsilä long-term service agreements.