ABB to provide automation for new power plant in Greece |

ABB to provide automation for new power plant in Greece

January 26, 2009 - ABB announced that it recently won an order from turnkey power plant contractor Rodax to design, engineer, supply and commission a complete distributed control system (DCS) solution for a new 427-megawatt, gas-fired thermal power plant. The Aliveri plant is being constructed on the island of Evia, in eastern Greece. Rodax is a subsidiary of the energy, infrastructure and defense contractor, Metka.

The solution is based on ABB’s state-of-the-art System 800xA automation platform and includes its System 800xA High-Integrity SIL3-rated safety and protection system.

ABB is also responsible for the seamless integration of the gas and steam turbine control systems, being supplied separately through the turbine manufacturer, Alstom.

“Our ability to provide a fast, seamlessly integrated and highly flexible solution that meets the performance requirements of the customer underscores our track record as the world’s leading automation supplier to the power generation industry” says Franz-Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s global power generation business.

Owned by the Greek national utility, Public Power Corporation, Aliveri is part of its ongoing program to replace aging plants with high efficiency and low emission units. Scheduled for completion in 2011, Aliveri will be among the most efficient gas-fired power plant in Greece.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.
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