ABB has recently announced an order from the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) to install a control system and other electrical equipment for the Vasilikos steam power generation facility in Limassol. The total contract is valued at $14 million.
EAC is a semi-private company that generates, transmits and distributes power to the Greek part of Limassol. Commissioning of the power station unit, rated at 120 megawatts (MW), is planned for 2005.
ABB had already installed and commissioned the control systems for units one and two of the Vasilikos steam power plant in 2000. ABB is supplying the control system as well as the low voltage distribution equipment for unit three, including the necessary systems to fulfil the power station’s electrical needs.
ABB’s power station process control system, Procontrol P, was selected to control the station. ABB will also be supplying a 6.6 kV switchgear line-up, a 400-volt power station distribution board connected via bus to its respective transformer, a 400-volt distribution board for the stack emission cleaning system and a 110-volt DC supply system.
ABB will also supply cable systems for the 132 kV, 6.6 kV, 400-volt and 110-volt voltage levels, protective relay systems for all distribution equipment, as well as expanding the existing grounding system.