Wartsila to ship 7.8-MW/7.8-MWh storage system to gold mine in Suriname

Wartsila energy storage solution. Image by Wartsila (www.wartsila.com)

January 27 (Renewables Now) - Finnish technology group Wartsila Corp (HEL:WRT1V) has booked an order to supply a 7.8-MW/7.8-MWh energy storage system for a decarbonisation project at a gold mine in Suriname, the company said on Thursday.

The customer, described as a “leading gold mining company”, was not named in Wartsila’s press release.

The order includes the supply of Wartsila’s fully integrated, modular and compact energy storage system GridSolv Quantum, and the energy management system GEMS Digital Energy Platform. The storage system will serve to improve efficiency at the gold mine’s power station by reducing the need for emergency back-up spinning reserve. As a result, the mine will be able to lower fuel consumption and cut emissions by 5,600 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year, the group said.

Wartsila’s system will be the first utility-scale energy storage facility in Suriname, and also the company’s first such project in the country.

The storage system is expected to start operation in late 2022.

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