Technology group Wärtsilä said it will manufacture and deliver a 130 MW Flexicycle plant to Senegal’s Malicounda power project in Mbour that is located 85 km from the country’s capital Dakar. The order, booked in March, was placed by Matelec, contractor of the Independent Power Producer MPG (Melec Power Gen) and part of the Matelec Group, based in Lebanon.
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Everybody wants a reliable plant with a predictable maintenance schedule – and a key part of achieving that goal is to ensure that your lubrication programme is organized, well-funded and employs the best practices across the board. So, what are they, and how will they affect your plant's reliability?