Electrical Supply and Automation of the Most Powerful Biomass Power Plant of Ukraine

31 Jan 2020

“S-Engineering” Company is one of the main contractors in automation and electrical supply of the most powerful biomass power plant of Ukraine (AJAX DNIPRO LLC, Dnepr City). 16 MW power plant will produce thermal and electric energy for onward sale as per green tariff to “Oblenergo” external networks, and also will provide with steam the whole infrastructure and oil extraction plant (Potoky Oil Extraction Plant). Main fuel of the power plant is waste products of Potoky Oil Extraction Plant, namely, sunflower peelings. Per day the power plant will be able to transform 320-350 ton of peelings into electric power. Wood chips will be used as a standby fuel. It is remarkable that the power plant’s “heart” is a condensing steam turbine, supplied by SIEMENS Company – our official partner since 2007.

It is planned to start and put into operation AJAX DNIPRO power plant in February, 2020. As of today, experts of “S-Engineering” conduct pre-commissioning activities of the equipment supplied and complete software development for auxiliary equipment automated control system. It is worth reminding that in spring, 2019 we won a tender of AJAX DNIPRO power plant regarding the development of design documentation to automatic process control system, delivery and installation of switchboard equipment and development of software for auxiliary equipment automated control system. Besides other competitive advantages of “S-Engineering”, one of the main arguments when choosing a company was precisely our successful experience in automation and electrical supply of power plants, boiler houses and other similar industry facilities. Moreover, an important factor in decision-making was many years’ experience of “S-Engineering” in the implementation of large-scale projects in various branches of industry, as well as our collaboration with the Ukrainian and foreign investors.

“Use of modern approaches and equipment with optimal parameters allowed “S-Engineering” Company cutting energy consumption of the power plant for own needs, as well as reducing by half sizes of some switchboards in comparison with standard design decisions of the general designer”, says the “S-Engineering” Chief Engineer of the project.

The whole electric power supply system of the power plant on the 380V side, is operated from switchboards and МСС, manufactured by “S-Engineering” Company. Main switchboard (MSB) is based on Siemens SIVACON S8 technologies and designed for operation at currents up to 5000A, inclusively. In terms of construction, thee MSB consists of four sections, among which there is automatic switching.