GDF Suez

With the new control system in place, the Teesside facility is operating with a more robust technology solution that provides significantly higher degrees of visibility into day-to-day facility operations.

GDF Suez

AVEVA ensures control and safety excellence by addressing system obsolescence at the GDF Suez Teesside combined cycle gas turbine power-generating facility in Northeast England.

Goals

  • GDF Suez initiated a plan to split control of a 14.7-kilometer gas pipeline running between its Teesside Power Station and a gas reception facility and a gas processing plant which provides dual natural gas fuel supplies for the plant
  • A robust solution was needed to replace signals originally collected by kilo-stream telemetry and then transmitted via analog telephone lines through a gateway to the distributed control system at the gas processing plant
  • Relocate the control facilities and associated data to the control room at the TPS

Challenges

  • The company mandated that the power station control system update occur live, because shutting down the natural gas supply pipeline would incur significant financial losses

Results

  • The AVEVA solution delivered greater system efficiencies as obsolete equipment was upgraded to current power facility control technology
  • GDF Suez benefited from improved engineering know-how that enables plant managers to better analyze possible problems and enhance and modify the control system as required
  • The power station now has improved overall safety since signal collection at much higher frequencies provides real-time data to more immediately identify and address potential issues

"AVEVA delivered a significant amount of flexibility and capabilities to the system design.." - Derren Wicks, Lead Maintenance Engineer

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