Wärtsilä Flexicycle power plant inaugurated in Senegal
The new Cap des Biches power plant was recently inaugurated in Senegal. The 53 MW Flexicycle plant comprises three Wärtsilä 46 internal combustion engines and a combined cycle heat recovery system. The project is part of the US govt’s Power for Africa initiative, which aims to add 30,000 MW of new power generation capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project is designed so that the plant can quickly be converted to natural gas as soon as it becomes available. With the Cap des Biches extension project completed, Wärtsilä’s installed capacity in Senegal will reach 465 MW, some 55 per cent of the country’s total capacity.