ABB to deliver major efficiencies for 630MW power plant in Mugla, Turkey

Automation technology will provide significant efficiencies, plant and turbine control benefits, environmental impact improvements, regulatory compliance and greater cyber security capabilities

ABB has signed a contract with Yatagan Termik Santrali Enerji Uretim A.S., one of the biggest independent power producer in Turkey. ABB will provide critical integrated control, cyber security, and automation technology to Yatagan Power Plant located at Mugla site, which produces 630MW of power to homes and businesses in the south-western part of the country.

The plant will deploy ABB’s automation technology in order to generate significant improvements in efficiency, greater flexibility around energy output and an ability to decrease outputs when demand decreases.  The modernization project, which has begun, will see the implementation of a new distributed control system (DCS), ABB Ability™ System 800xA for plant and turbine control.  ABB will also provide electrical integration solutions and a high-speed busbar transfer system over IEC61850 protocol.

ABB’s technology will help ensure compliance with European environmental regulations, as well as Primary Frequency Control (PFC) regulation. Built-in data connectivity means that the plant’s systems are future proofed and will enable the seamless integration of further digitalization solutions, such as advanced analytics or industrial AI.

In addition, ABB Cyber Security Workplace will reinforce the plant’s existing cyber security capabilities, which is of particular importance to critical plants within Turkey’s energy infrastructure. ABB will also provide assistance with plant performance and maintenance through a three-year service contract.

Korhan Tirkyaki, General Manager of Yatagan Plant said: “As a leading DCS supplier across the energy industry, ABB is well placed to support us as we work to make this plant more efficient, reduce its environmental impact and ensure regulatory compliance. We are further investing in ABB’s expertise to support us with plant performance, maintenance and aftercare to ensure the efficiencies we are driving are consistent, impactful and have longevity.”

Danilo Moresco at ABB added: “Our automation and control technologies help energy producers on their journey towards low-carbon energy production. Reducing the environmental impact of existing, older coal-fired plants, by delivering significant efficiencies - essentially generating more power with less fuel - is a major part of how we help customers to reduce the impact of their operations.

“At a time of growing cyber security risk, we are also helping to shore up the cyber security capabilities of this Turkish plant, a hugely important consideration for any power plant.”

ABB Energy Industries is enabling safe, smart, and sustainable projects and operations for businesses across the oil, gas, chemicals, life sciences, power generation and water sectors.  Driving integrated solutions that automate, digitalize, and electrify industry we connect our people and technology to help our customers adapt and succeed. With over 50 years domain expertise, we continue to innovate and reshape traditional approaches across the energy sector with our technologies designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, reduce energy consumption and waste.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.


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