We have finished the first phase of replacement of I&C system at hydro power plant Lipno I

We have finished the first phase of replacement of I&C system at hydro power plant Lipno I

Complex test of turbine (unit) TG1 at hydro power plant Lipno I took place in the middle of November without a single fault. High technical level of our technology and control system was also acknowledged by Martin Sobolík, Director of the power plant. He praised work of our engineers and technicians after completion of the test.

Reconstruction of the inspection and control system at the power plant Lipno I ranks among the biggest investment of company ČEZ in the field of replacement of control systems that they realize at their hydro power plants. Our company is the general contractor of this project. „Till the end of 2018 we are going to reconstruct completely two turbine governors as well as both excitation systems of auxiliary generators. In cooperation with our subcontractor, company SAG, we are also going to supply a new system of electrical protection. We are also realizing replacement of entire cabling and setting of new control work stations,“ says František Kural, Directors of Energetics Division at company ZAT.

 

Hydro power plant Lipno I belongs through its technical and competence scope to the biggest applications realized by our company in hydro energetics. We will realize the TG2 set in spring 2018 after completion of the TG1 testing operation.

 

After realization of the first part of the project we can also compare original and the newly installed control system. The SandRA control system supplied by us reaches diametrically higher power and better qualities compared to the original control system modified in 2012. From the point of  view of both design, user interface, functionality, diagnostics and entering and phasing the block in the distribution system. “At simultaneous start of both turbines the system is faster by tens of seconds. The ČEZ workers consider this result excellent,“ says Kural.