At the beginning of 2014, VEO received an order from Swedish Skellefteå Kraft to modernize the Klippen hydropower plant located in Hemavan.

At the beginning of 2014, VEO received an order from Swedish Skellefteå Kraft to modernize the Klippen hydropower plant located in Hemavan. The Klippen hydropower plant is a medium-sized underground tunnel plant of 27 MW, built in the 1990s. This was the first modernization of the plant.

The customer requested a Siemens logic system for the plant. Apart from the new automation, VEO also upgraded the excitation, the turbine regulator and the medium-voltage protective relays. VEO has long experience from Siemens systems in industrial and power generation processes. The existing automation system was updated with a new S7-1500 Siemens automation logic system and TIA-Portal software. Siemens provided technical support and training.

The extremely tight schedule made the project challenging. The order was placed in the beginning of 2014, and the plant was run down already on 1 April 2014. After that, the plant was out of operation for six weeks, until the water started to flow through the turbines once more, controlled by the brand new automation system. Everything went very well, and the plant was delivered to Skellefteå Kraft on the exact date as originally planned.

The extremely tight schedule made the project challenging. The order was placed in the beginning of 2014, and the plant was run down already on 1 April 2014.

The customer requested a Siemens logic system for the plant. Apart from the new automation, VEO also upgraded the excitation, the turbine regulator and the medium-voltage protective relays. VEO has long experience from Siemens systems in industrial and power generation processes. The existing automation system was updated with a new S7-1500 Siemens automation logic system and TIA-Portal software. Siemens provided technical support and training. The extremely tight schedule made the project challenging. The order was placed in the beginning of 2014, and the plant was run down already on 1 April 2014. After that, the plant was out of operation for six weeks, until the water started to flow through the turbines once more, controlled by the brand new automation system. Everything went very well, and the plant was delivered to Skellefteå Kraft on the exact date as originally planned.