The contract will be for a minimum of five operational years. The plant will be a 70 MW peat-fired power plant and the construction phase has started in 2017.
Operation and maintenance services in Rwanda, East Africa, 2017- ongoing
Fortum has signed a greenfield operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Yumn Ltd in Rwanda, East Africa.
Power plant: HQ Peat-fired power plant
Location: Rwanda, East Africa near the Burundian border.
Capacity: 2 x 35 MWe installed capacity (with option for a third 35 MWe unit)
Site: 4,200 hectares of peat land, enough for minimum 30 years of operation
Customer, O&M project: Yumn Ltd in Rwanda, Africa. Main owners of Yumn Ltd: Hakan A.S (Turkey) and Quantum (Israel)
Services: Fortum eNext has an Operation and Maintenance Agreement together with a Technical Support Agreement and IT tools needed for the plant. In addition, Fortum eNext is responsible for the mobilisation with the O&M team starting at site.
O&M Project duration: The Contract sign in 2017, a five-year agreement
Power plant estimated commercial operation date: 2020
Fortum’s international experience in operation and maintenance has contributed to customer’s choice. Fortum has a wide experience in utilizing difficult and challenging fuels, such as peat.
Fortum is committed to using modern technology to minimise emissions and other impacts of energy production on people and the environment, so the project in Rwanda fits the bill perfectly. The new peat-fired power plant is expected to increase the installed capacity in Rwanda by 40% and will bring more energy independence to the country that uses 100% foreign fuel.