Mailiao Power Corporation, Taiwan’s largest independent power producer, selected ABB to improve the reliability of two supercritical units at the 4,200 MW Mailiao power plant in Taiwan. ABB evolved the existing distributed control systems to Symphony™ Plus, completing the entire project within a short delivery schedule.
Secure the reliable supply of power to production facilities and refineries
Mailiao Power Corporation (MPC) owns and operates the Mailiao supercritical coal-fired power plant on the western coast of Taiwan. The plant comprises seven 600 MW pulverized coal-fired units, which were originally commissioned between 1999 and 2000. The electricity generated at the plant powers the nearby refineries and petrochemical plants of MPC’s parent company, Formosa Petrochemical Corporation.
Plant reliability is a key requirement for MPC, not just to ensure grid compliance but to secure the reliable supply of power to the parent company’s production facilities and refineries. To enhance reliability of two of the 600 MW units, MPC selected ABB to evolve the existing 12-year-old Advant MOD300 distributed control systems to Symphony Plus. ABB was given 60 days to complete the entire project on-site and achieve MPC’s required levels of reliability.