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Gas turbine power station

Dubai Aluminium, United Arab Emirates


Gas and steam turbine power plant Mittelsbüren

Gemeinschaftkraftwerk Bremen GmbH & Co. KG



Gas turbine power station

Contracting party:
Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG, Berlin


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Elektromreza Srbije (EMS)


Maritza East III Power Station

DSD Dillinger Stahlbau GmbH, Germany


Uppsala CHP Station, Sweden

Uppsala Energi AB, Sweden


Grid Study and Grid calculations to the WEMAG Distribution Network



Engineering- and Project Management at District Heat Storage Reuter West

Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG Berlin


New build of Power Station Moorburg (2 x 820 MW), Germany

Vattenfall Europe Generation AG  


Capital expenditure:
€3 billion

Boxberg Power Station Unit R (1 x 675 MW, new-build project), Germany


Boxberg Power Station is an existing lignite-fired mine-mouth power plant with two older 500 MW twin boiler units and one 900 MW single boiler unit built in the 1990s. In 2005 Vattenfall decided to add a new 675 MW lignite-fired Unit R including sophisticated primary DeNOx measures and a wet, limestone forced oxidation FGD. As the other three units, Unit R also discharges its flue gas via its natural draft hyperbolic cooling tower. The construction of the power plant was subdivided into over 50 lots, for which VPC provided the general planning, detail engineering, technical tender specification, procurement and construction management. VPC also performed the startup and commissioning services as well as the trial run and performance acceptance testing.


Technical Data:
·         Electric generating capacity:       1 x 675 MWel gross
·         Fuel:                                         local Lignite
·         Live/reheat steam temperature:  600/610 °C
·         Live steam pressure:                  285 bar


Capital Investment:                        €1 billion

Client:                                                Vattenfall Europe Generation AG

Schedule:                                          2005 – 2012

VPC executed the project from conceptual planning until the client’s preliminary acceptance including:
·        General planning
·        Owner's Engineering
·        Provision of construction management personnel
·        Provision of commissioning personnel
·        Performance of all acceptance and performance tests


VPC’s Scope

1. General Planning and Permitting

·        Conceptual planning in preparation of technical specifications for tendering
Definition of design data
Development of technical concepts
     - Development of a framework schedule
Tie-in and interface engineering with the existing power plant infrastructure
·        Permitting
Compilation of all documentation required for permit approvals in the following areas:
§  Pollution Control Act (air, water, land, waste)
§  Flood Protection
§  Water Resources (environmental)
Compliance with all ancillary rules and regulations

2. Engineering and Procurement

·        Project management including cost control and scheduling
·        Decisions on all technical solutions, concepts and Technologies
·        Responsible technical and commercial handling of all sub-supply contracts including:
Preparation of technical specifications for 59 lots to be awarded to vendors
Vendor selection
Bidding process including technical meetings with vendors
Evaluation of bids
Contract award to recommended vendors
·        Implementation of all sub-supplies
Coordination of vendors of all 59 lots
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verall implementation and interface engineering covering all 59 lots
Continuous optimization and improvement of all technical concepts
Development of all engineering, procurement, construction and start-up schedules
Review, correction and approval of vendors’ documentation
Coordination compilation of the overall plant documentation and integration into the existing 
         plant documentation
·        Coordination and management of all vendors to ensure project completion on schedule, in budget
      and with the quality and performance expected by the client


3. Construction Management

·        Overall responsibility for organization, management and monitoring of construction site
      activities including HSE (health, safety, environment)
·        Scheduling of sub-suppliers
·        Expediting and verification of sub-suppliers’ contract compliance including quality
      assurance and quality control (QA/QC)
·        Inspection and acceptance of sub-suppliers’ deliveries
·        Claim management and punch list resolution


4. Startup and Commissioning

·        Responsible performance and coordination of all start-up and commissioning work for all
      plant components and Systems
·        Coordination and direction of sub-suppliers during the start-up and commissioning of all
      plant components and systems
·        Overall coordination of the start-up and commissioning schedules of all individual


5. Trial Run and Performance / Acceptance Testing

·        Vibrational diagnostics
·        Endoscopy
·        Thermography
·        Noise level measurements
·        Material analyses
·        Pre-calibration of continuous emissions monitoring System
·        Acceptance and performance testing of all main components
·        Unit efficiency measurement