Tamatave / Madagaskar

An energy company having its base at Antananarivo Madagascar is the major power producer in Madagascar Island and supplies power to the grid as IPP.

At Tamatave the company already has 21 MWe power plant with 6 X 9 L 20 + 2 X 18 V 32 Wartsila generators and GPCE was awarded the EPC contract for the design , engineering , supply , erection and commissioning contract for the plant extension by 20 Mwe ( 5 X 12 V32 Wartsila generators ).

The contract involved the establishment of 20 KV power system and synchronizing system at 20 KV for existing power plant and grid.

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Major challenges are pointed below:


Different generators and different governing systems were to be harmonized for smooth load sharing and load dispatch.

Train the operators on new system.

The system was designed and supplied with Schneider M340 based PLC and DIEF controllers.

Project to be completed in 12 Months’ time.

The location is under tropical rain area with heavy rain fall.

The plant is under construction phase.