SIPOS Aktorik has secured a prestigious power industry contract for around 1,000 electric actuators to be commissioned at a new ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant in Opole, south-west Poland. The contract, which follows an order for around 1,000 actuators for the Kozienice II coal-fired plant in Poland, underscores SIPOS’ success in the Polish energy sector. SIPOS devices, with conventional control and PROFIBUS DP V2 interface for plant engineering and diagnostics, were chosen for the Opole project. Key reasons for the selection were SIPOS’ strong credentials in the power industry, advanced actuation, variable speed capabilities and the ability to configure each device to support a wide range of requirements.
With over 100 years’ experience of new power plant EPC, Alstom is responsible for overall project management, design and commissioning of units 5 and 6 at the Opole scheme. Unit 5 is due to enter commercial operation in 2018 and unit 6 in 2019.
Reporting to Alstom, which has been awarded the contract by Polska Grupa Energetyczna, SIPOS’ actuators, supported by the company’s local partner AUMA Polska, will be adopted throughout the new Opole plant, which comprises two 900 MW units. The USC will be Poland’s largest hard coal-fuelled facility which, when operational, will supply electricity to the equivalent of two million homes.
First deliveries of SIPOS actuators to the Opole plant are planned for Q2, 2015.