Temsan, a Turkish OEM state-owned company installing, operating and rehabilitating electric power plants, won a major contract to refurbish the Orhaneli power plant's switchgear room installing new primary distribution switchgear and chose ABB as its key subcontractor.
The Orhaneli power plant has an installed capacity of 210 MW in Bursa province located in northwestern Turkey. The power plant was part of the strategic program implemented by Turkey to increase the power generation based on local resources. It has been operational since 1985.
PowerCube modules are suitable for withdrawable circuit-breakers and contactors. Their use allows easy manufacturing of medium voltage distribution switchgear. They can be fitted with a complete and functional range of accessories and interlocks to adapt the switchgear to the installation characteristics, offering maximum safety as well as high flexibility. VD4 breakers are used in electrical distribution for control and protection of cables, overhead lines, transformer and distribution substations, motors, transformers, generators and capacitor banks.
Temsan started its cooperation with ABB back in 2006 and expanded to include a UniSafe Technical Cooperation Agreement allowing it to manufacture medium-voltage switchgear. Since then several projects were successfully completed contributing to Temsan's decision to involve ABB as its external partner for the Orhaneli project.
"The great cooperation with ABB contributed to the outstanding and quick delivery to the utility." Says Hilmi BAŞTÜRK, General Manager of Tesman.
The collaboration for the Orhaneli project started in March 2013 with ABB manufacturing and type testing 90 units of PowerCube and the same number of VD4 circuit-breakers. Temsan then manufactured the 12kV metal clad switchgears with ABB's technical support. ABB's experts trained Temsan's team in the production process and assembly of switchgear and supported them during the final assembly at Temsan premises in Ankara.