The Fekola gold mine in Mali, will reduce energy costs, CO2 emissions and increase power reliability with the addition of 35MWp of PV and 17MW/15MWh of energy storage to the existing 64MW thermal engine plant. Wärtsilä and B2Gold will describe how there is no compromise for mining microgrids–reduce operational costs and go green.
Project partners B2Gold and Wärtsilä, respectively the owner and the ESS provider and integrator, will provide insights about this exciting first of its kind project in Africa.
The session will first detail B2Gold’s rationale for hybridisation, including the key drivers, project structure and a competitive tender process. Then, the full process from tender to optimised solution delivery will be described, including the challenges and benefits of the project’s design and hybrid plant integration to meet the targets originally set by B2Gold.
Laura Cornish, Editor-in-Chief | Mining Review Africa
Luke Witmer, General Manager, Data Science | Wärtsilä Energy Storage and Optimization
Dennis Stansbury, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Project Evaluations | B2Gold