The following article was originally published on EE Publishers on December 6th, 2018, by Roger Lilley. Ignite Energy, a local, two-year old, power generations solutions company, has been selected to set up a 40 MW hybrid solar, battery and heavy fuel oil plant at Resolute Mining’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali. This is in addition to a […]
The Syama Solar Hybrid Power Plant will combine solar, battery, and heavy fuel oil (HFO) technologies. The innovative project is expected, when constructed, to be the world’s largest off-grid, fully integrated hybrid power plant for a stand-alone mining operation. The new power plant will replace the existing historic 28MW diesel fired power station at Syama and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s economic fortunes are inextricably linked to its mining sector. According to recent reports, mining currently accounts for 80% of the country’s export revenue. One study by African Business Magazine in 2009 estimated the country’s untapped natural resources wealth at a staggering $24-trillion,