C.T.E. Bucharest Vest plant upgraded following one million Euro project implemented by Yokogawa Romania
Yokogawa Romania, leading provider of Industrial Automation and Control solutions, implemented a systems’ upgrade to C.T.E. Vest which modernized the combined cycle heat & power plant to the latest technology standards on the market and reduced the emissions. The project, valued at over one million Euro, was executed in 8 months’ time.
The acceptance tests and final delivery were done as scheduled, in the last months of 2020.
The CHP plant can be operated by the new systems fully automatically, choosing according to consumers’ needs, either an electrical or a thermal mode. These processes translate into a constant heat and hot water supply and increased comfort for Bucharest’s inhabitants. C.T.E. Vest ensures the district heating for 6 of Bucharest’s important neighbourhoods, Drumul Taberei, Giulesti, Crangasi, Militari, Politehnica and Valea Cascadelor.
“With this investment C.T.E. Vest has extended the plant life with 10 years without major unscheduled downtime. This contributes to financial savings and enables ELCEN, the owner of C.T.E. Vest, to approach future opportunities in this area.”, said Adrian Tudora, Director Project Development and Implementation Director at ELCEN.
Commissioned in 1972, C.T.E. Bucharest Vest is the third longest-running power plant of ELCEN. C.T.E. Bucharest Vest operates in cogeneration (combined production of electricity and heat), in full compliance with the regulation for efficient recovery of heat from production processes, reduction of water and heat losses and reduction of internal electricity consumption, which allows high thermal efficiencies.