Coal, Cogeneration, Gas, O&M

Doosan Škoda Power supplying steam turbine for Czech cogeneration plant

Czech firm Doosan Škoda Power will supply a steam turbine for a cogeneration plant in its home nation.

Doosan Škoda will provide the 65-MW back-pressure steam turbine for the TG5 heating plant at the Opatovice Power Station. Opatovice generates team for thousands of households in the northeast region of the Czech Republic.

The company also will supply all accessories such as control systems, basic heating water heaters, low-pressure regenerative system, feed water heating system, oil system, interconnecting piping, high-pressure hydraulic system and field instrumentation.

“The overhaul of the entire TG5 heating plant was a challenge for us. In addition to delivering new components, we will have to refurbish a part of the existing set for technical reasons and we need to complete all the work before the heating season begins,” says Adam Bajer, head of the Retrofit and Modernization Department at Doosan Škoda Power.

EOP, or Elektrárny Opatovice, is a combined heat and power station serving more than 62,000 users in the north-east region of the Czech Republic. The modernization of the plant will take place during the planned shutdown in 2020 and the plant will be put into permanent operation before the start of the heating season in autumn 2020.

“The modernization of the steam turbine will significantly increase the efficiency of cogeneration,” says Stanislav Ondráček, member of the Supervisory Board at EOP, adding that the project is one of the key power plant modernization projects that will ultimately contribute to improved environmental conditions in the region.