As VEO had utilised their WinCC OA expertise in several Wärtsilä power plant projects previously, they already have a certain level of routine. However, all projects are different. In addition to the WinCC OA requirement, the German end client had several other special requirements.
The requirements make the project one of VEO’s largest and most demanding automation projects to date. All in all, VEO’s scope will take roughly eight man-years to complete.
“A CHP engine power plant produces electricity and district heating simultaneously, something that makes the design phase rather complex,” says Mats Warg, Engineering manager, Automation, at VEO.
The project is also exceptional from a project-management perspective. A greater number of stakeholders than usual makes the need for precise communication all the more essential. To ensure the project advances according to plan, frequent status checks are held both internally at VEO as well as with Wärtsilä’s project groups. VEO has also arranged workshops for the end customer in cooperation with the Wärtsilä project team.
“I am very proud of our team. It takes a certain level of professionalism to manage an automation project of this size. In addition, it is essential that the cooperation with Wärtsilä is close and runs smoothly. In fact, it is a prerequisite for being able to deliver the solutions the end client is expecting,” says Jaana Taittonen, Project manager at VEO.