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27.02.2017.
Djibouti - "DPP Boulaos - 4 x AC110 to AC160 Upgrade" - upgrade of ABB automation system commissioned.







ABOUT END USER
ELECTRICITE DE DJIBOUTI (EDD) is an Industrial and Commercial public authority handling the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity within the Republic of Djibouti.

ABOUT THE PLANT
Diesel Power Plant Boulaos
DPP Boulaos is the largest powerplant in Djibouti, operated by Electricité de Djibouti. It consists of a number of diesel generators controlled by various control systems.

DPP Boulaos

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Project's goal is upgrade of ABB automation system for generating units in Centrale de Boulaos - Djibouti. In the first phase, four (4) of existing, outdated ABB "AdvantController 110" were replaced with "AdvantController 160". That has eliminated problems of obsolete equipment maintenance, enabled connecting of external smart devices and using of AC160 advanced functions.

AdvantController 160

ABOUT THE CONTROL SYSTEM
ABB part of the DPP Boulaos automation system consists of: 4 x AC110, 4 x AC160, 2 x AC800M and 800xA Workplace.
Generators G13-16 are controlled by ABB process controllers "AdvantController 160", G25 is controlled by ABB process controllers "AdvantController 110", while common sections are controlled by ABB AC800M.
ABB IndustrialIT 800xA HMI/visualization enables centralized monitoring and control of the generators.

Boulaos ABB Automation System

INTEA DELIVERY SCOPE
The scope of supply, according to client's order was:

  • delivery of four (4) AC110 to AC160 upgrade hardware sets,
  • site works (configuration, integration, commissioning) related to upgrade of only one AC110 to AC160,
  • on-site technical training for client's personnel, so that they can perform remaining upgrades on their own.

Operator screen sample

OUTCOME
Upgrade was completed on time. Duration of site works was, as planned, 10 working days for 2 engineers, but all 4 upgrades were completed and all related serial links were commissioned. Owing to replacement of obsolete controllers, operation safety, plant availability and maintenance are greatly improved. Maintenance costs are significantly reduced.
Satisfaction of the client regarding the completed project is explicitly confirmed.

INTEA - PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS
INTEA is present at Boulaos powerplant since 1999.
Total of 16 orders for various DCS equipment and works awarded since then, for the same end user, testify of client's satisfaction.



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