Burmeister and Wain Scandinavian Contractors (BWSC) has contracted Ecodyne to supply ECO-TAC modular radiators (air-cooled heat exchangers) for a power project in Kayes, Mali.
BWSC is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the 80MW power plant. BWSC will be operating the power plant in a consortium for ten years as an independent power producer (IPP).
The power plant comprises six Caterpillar 16CM43 diesel engines, which are cooled by Ecodyne’s ECO-TAC LT/HT radiators. According to Caterpillar, the 16CM43 has an ISO electrical output of 14,040kWe with best-in-class efficiency.
The ECO-TAC radiators, which have been designed to consume very little electrical power, maximise the net electrical output of the power plant for BWSC. Further, an adiabatic ("Peak Cooling") cooling system ensures performance at extremely high ambient temperatures. The radiators not only provide the lowest total acquisition cost, but also very low total cost of ownership.
In 2013, Ecodyne was selected by BWSC to supply ECO-TAC radiators to BWSC for two large projects in Lebanon. Repeat orders followed in 2014 and 2015 for IPP biomass projects developed in the United Kingdom.
Ecodyne Sales and Marketing head Alexander Luft: "Ecodyne is proud to have been chosen by BWSC to supply ECO-TAC radiators for their IPP project in Mali.
"The selection of Ecodyne for a third IPP project demonstrates the competitiveness of the ECO-TAC product line, not only in terms of total acquisition cost, but also in terms of total cost of ownership."