SYAMA - Modular Block reference

SYAMA - Wärtsilä Modular Block solution 

Mali, Africa

40 MW

Discover the details of the new 40 MW Wärtsilä Modular Block solution that  Aggreko Power Solutions will use to power Resolute’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali.

Flexibility to cope with future changes in power demand
Ensure a reliable and efficient way to increase off-grid power generation that can integrate easily with upcoming renewable power sources
Reduce carbon emissions and contribute to more sustainable mining operations
The highly-prefabricated solution enables new business models for medium- and long-term rentals, without large upfront investments
Four Wärtsilä Modular Block enclosures, each with a high efficiency, medium-speed Wärtsilä 32 engine
The solution is based on proven engine technology with millions of running hours in various applications, including mining
The prefabricated modular solution via rental enables investment flexibility. New units can be quickly added as required, making this a future-proof solution.
Substantial fuel savings improve the mine's long-term profitability
Medium-speed engine technology is more efficient and has lower lifecycle costs than high-speed technology
Enables fast-track project implementation, onsite cost savings and significant reductions in carbon emissions

Just 6 months after the launch, we celebrate the first order of the new Wärtsilä modular block solution to Aggreko Power Solutions to power Resolute’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali. Syama needed to increase its power generation capacity while simultaneously cutting fuel costs and ensuring compatibility with plans for large-scale renewables integration. Wärtsilä Modular Block – a prefabricated, modular, configurable and expandable enclosure for sustainable power generation – fit the bill perfectly.

Main data

  Partner   Aggreko Power Solutions
  End Customer   Resolute Mining Limited
  Type   Wärtsilä Modular Block
  Operating mode     Flexible baseload
  Gensets   4 x Wärtsilä 32 medium-speed engines
  Total output   40 MW
  Fuel   Heavy fuel oil
  Scope   EEQ
  Delivery   Operational in 2020

Wärtsilä partnered with Aggreko Power Solutions to provide four Wärtsilä Modular Block enclosures, each equipped with a high-efficiency, medium-speed Wärtsilä 32 engine. The total output of the solution is 40 MW. The solution’s very high efficiency and superior instant load capabilities make it ideal for isolated power systems. In addition, the modules are quick to install and dismantle if and when they need to be relocated. This also enables new business models such as power-as-a-service and rentals, a sector that is now moving towards gas and longer contracts.
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