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Steam turbine producer Doosan Škoda Power has signed a contract with energy company Elektrárny Opatovice (EOP) to replace a TG3 steam turbine at the Opatovice Power Plant.
The Opatovice Power Plant produces electricity and heat in the East Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. It supplies heat to nearly 63,000 customers in Pardubice, Hradec Králové, Chrudim, and other villages in the region.
The replacement is part of a continuing upgrade designed to reduce emissions, improve efficiency by 15% and improve the quality and reliability of heat and power supply.
The contract saw Doosan Škoda Power supply a new condensing steam turbine providing 65MWe to 140MWt, as well as all accessories such as control systems, a condenser, low pressure regenerative feedwater heating equipment, block transformer, oil management equipment, interconnecting piping, control system, high pressure hydraulic system and field equipment, etc.
“The upgrade of the entire TG3 heating plant was a challenge for us, particularly in terms of the complexity of the scope of the job and the power plant’s requirements for the technical design of the work. Following on the recent TG5 plant upgrade that we successfully completed for EOP, this work on TG3 is another significant commitment to the client,” stated Tomáš Bayer, sales manager at Doosan Škoda Power.
The refurbishment of the unit will take place as part of the planned turbine shutdown in 2023 and the turbine will become fully operational again in 2024.
“The upgrade will significantly increase the efficiency of combined heat and power generation,” stated Stanislav Ondráček, head of strategic development at EOP, adding that the project is one of key upgrade projects at the plant in addition to the planned decarbonisation and switch to natural gas and will thus play a key role in combined heat and power generation.