Wärtsilä plans to supply an extension to a 53 MW Flexicycle power plant currently under construction near Dakar, Senegal. The extension will comprise two Wärtsilä 46 engines running on heavy fuel oil, with a combined capacity of 34 MW.
Dakar, Senegal - Both phases of the project will be fast-track delivered on a turn-key basis. The contract has been issued by Contour Global, an international power generation company with approximately 4000 MW of capacity around the world. The 53 MW first phase is scheduled to be in operation in May 2016, and phase two in October 2016.
The new power plant will provide a 10 per cent increase to Senegal’s current 860 MW total electricity generation capacity. “This plant will be critical to covering the electricity demand in Senegal. It will produce affordable energy that is crucial for the people and the economy. The importance of the project was highlighted by the Ministry of Energy of Senegal as they requested the building of an extension for the power plant during construction of phase one,” says Cheick-Oumar Sylla, CEO, Africa & Solution Business at Contour Global. Contour Global is a repeat customer for Wärtsilä, having engine plants supplied by the company also in Togo and Rwanda.