Maria Gleta power plant
Maria Gleta power plant, credit MAN PrimeServ

MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales brand of MAN Energy Solutions, has signed a Long Term Service Agreement with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractors (BWSC) for the Maria Gleta power plant near the city of Cotonou, Benin, West Africa.

The ten-year contract covers the supply of spare parts and the provision of technical services for scheduled maintenance, as well as PrimeServ Assist, the digital service solution.

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The power plant, which was built by a consortium of MAN Energy Solutions and BWSC and inaugurated in 2019, is equipped with seven MAN 18V51/60DF engines and has a total output of 127MW, which will be fed into the national grid. It covers 60% of Benin’s energy consumption. With its MAN engines mainly running on low-emission natural gas.

“We are pleased that we have remained a partner in the project, even after the power plant has been commissioned. The Long Term Service Agreement offers BWSC cost-certainty and planning reliability for the next ten years,” said Dr Michael Filous, vice president and head of service agreements at MAN PrimeServ.

“The contract once again underlines our long-standing and trusting partnership with BWSC. Together, we have already installed more than 1,000 megawatts of power-plant capacity worldwide”.

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“Maria Gleta guarantees a stable, independent and low-emission power supply for Benin. The smooth operation of the power-plant engines is the basis for this and, thanks to our already extensive experience in the maintenance of dual-fuel and natural-gas power plants worldwide, we can ensure that this is also the case for Maria Gleta,” said Waldemar Wiesner, head of PrimeServ Marine & Power Middle East & Africa.