Coal, Instrumentation & Controls

Ireland’s only coal fired plant to have life extended

10 March 2005 – As part of a modernization project, Siemens will install new instrumentation and controls, and protection equipment in three units at the Moneypoint power station in Ireland.

The 20 year old plant, which is owned by the Electricity Supply Board, Ireland’s largest utility, will be modernized in phases over the next four years in order to double its service life.

With a total capacity of 900 MW, the plant meets nearly 25 per cent of Ireland’s entire power demand and is of major importance to the country’s power supply. For that reason two of Ireland’s only coal-fired power plant’s three units must stay online at all times during the conversion.

Siemens will receive €20m ($27m) for the planned work.