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Wärtsilä to supply a solar PV plant to Burkina Faso

07/08/2017
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Wärtsilä Solar Power Burkina Faso

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 15-MWp solar power plant in Burkina Faso with the aim to become fully operational in late 2017.

The solar plant will form part of the existing 55-MW Wärtsilä engine power plant which currently runs on heavy fuel oil. The thermal plant currently to powers IAMGOLD’s Essakane Mine, which is 330km northeast of the Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou. Thus, becoming Africa’s largest thermal-solar PV hybrid power plant.

Along with creating a significant amount of job opportunities, the development will create the ability to control and optimise the usage of engines and solar power will enable the mine to decrease its fuel consumption by 6 million litres per year. It will also work towards decreasing its annual CO2 emissions by 18,500 tons. 

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