The contract is a five-year agreement. It covers the operation and maintenance (O&M) services of a new 2 x 35 MWe peat-fired power plant, including the technical services and IT tools needed for the plant. In addition, Fortum is responsible for the mobilisation phase of the new power plant. The construction phase has started in 2017.
Power plant: HQ Peat-fired power plant
Location: Rwanda, East Africa near the Burundian border
Capacity: 2 x 35 MWe installed capacity
Site: 4,200 hectares of peat land, enough for min. 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 in place 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: Five-year agreement, signed in 2017
Power plant estimated commercial operation date: Year 2020
Fortum has significant experience in the field of energy and the implementation of projects in different countries. This together with the company's expertise in utilising challenging fuels, such as peat, contributed greatly for the customer's choice of Fortum eNext as the partner.
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.