Senegalese power plants selects Wärtsilä to ensure supply reliability

The Cap des Biches power plant in Senegal. (Image source: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä, a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, has signed a long-term service agreement covering the Cap des Biches power plant, with ContourGlobal, a global energy provider

The 86MW power plant, located in Dakar, provides power to the national electricity distributor, Senelec. With reliability of supply essential in the country, the new two-year agreement is designed to ensure that the customer’s commercial and contractual terms and conditions will be met. 

“We have worked closely with Wärtsilä on projects in different countries, and appreciate the professional and highly qualified support that they are able to deliver. This agreement provides us with important guarantees that will allow us to supply electricity to the grid in line with our commitments. Furthermore, it provides predictability of costs, while freeing our people to focus on their core business,” remarked ContourGlobal’s CEO for Africa, Ara Hovsepyan.

The scope of the agreement includes all spare parts for major overhauls of the engines, optional field service personnel to carry out maintenance tasks, along with a guarantee limiting the downtime during scheduled maintenance procedures.

“Our partnership with ContourGlobal has been strong for a number of years, and this agreement represents another step in furthering the relationship. Long-term service agreements are a central element in our lifecycle support approach to meeting the specific operational needs of our customers. They come with guarantees that promote both reliability and operational performance,” commented Marc Thiriet, energy business director, Africa, at Wärtsilä.