Powering the world


Grande Côte, Senegal


36 MW

"This is my third project with Wärtsilä, and once again I’ve appreciated Wärtsilä’s focus and support for their customers as the number one goal during both construction and operations.” 

- Tony Warnett, Power Station Superintendent, Grande Côte Operations



The Grande Côte Mineral Sands Project aims to extract valuable zircon and titanium dioxide from sandy deposits along the Senegalese coast from 2014 for at least the next 20 years. The project uses dredge-mining techniques in a dammed reservoir that will slowly shift through the sand dunes. A floating electrically powered dredge vessel will suck up sand and centrifugally separate heavier minerals for further treatment in a processing facility at the mining camp. 
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Main data

   Customer   Grande Côte Operations (Mining industry)
   Type   Wärtsilä 34DF multi-fuel power plant
   Operating mode   Flexible baseload
   Gensets    4 x Wärtsilä 20V34DF + 1 x Wärtsilä 9L34DF
   Total output   36 MW
   Fuel   LFO/HFO with the option to use natural gas when available 
   Scope   EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction)
   Delivered   2013

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Contact info

If you want to know more about the Grande Côte project, please contact

Greger Kåll
Sales Director, Africa East
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

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