Vattenfall Europe Generation AG reconditioned the BurgkhammerRun-of-River Hydropower Plant in the Free State of Thuringia, which went into operation in 1936. The two run-of-river turbines, each with an output of 1.1 MW, were subjected to a comprehensive overhaul in 2005/2006. In addition to the main mechanical components, the complete electrical and I&C equipment was upgraded to meet the state of the art.
Within the scope of this project, VPC was commissioned with engineering services for the lots of I&C and turbine controllers, medium-voltage switchgear, low-voltage switchgear, 20kV connection and excitation, and protection systems.
Services of VPC at a glance
Preparatory engineering services for the upgrading of the electrical and I&C systems as well as the turbine controllers including the hydraulic equipment units
Preparation of tender documents for electrical and I&C works
Support during bid evaluation and the subsequent contract awarding process
Construction supervision and field inspection for the electrical and I&C components
Quality assurance measures, participation in acceptance inspections and approvals
Commissioning support, assistance in verification testing