Switzerland, Zurich: ABB will provide a turnkey power and automation solution for the Lichterfelde combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Berlin, Germany owned and operated by Vattenfall.
ABB will supply a fully integrated control, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical solution that will enable the plant to produce heat and power energy efficiently and respond rapidly to changes in demand from the local power distribution and district heating networks.
The company will design, engineer, install and commission a wide range of products including step-up power transformers, generator circuit breakers, power protection equipment, switchgear and auxiliaries. The solution also comprises an integrated control system based on ABB’s Symphony® Plus total plant automation system.
The plant will be fueled by natural gas and have the capacity to produce 230 MW of heat and around 300 MW of electricity. The new facility will replace an existing CHP plant that was built over 40 years ago on the same site. The new plant will target a fuel efficiency of up to 85 % and aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 100,000 tons a year compared to the old plant. Production at the new facility is scheduled to start in 2016.
“Our portfolio of optimisation technologies, domain expertise and track record enable power generation plants all over the world to operate at benchmark levels of efficiency and reliability. We are pleased to support Germany’s efforts to meet its electricity needs while minimising the environmental impact.” said Massimo Danieli, head of ABB’s Power Generation business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division. “