ABB Power Generation Care helps maintain 756 MW combined cycle power plant in Qatar

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ABB provides its Power Generation Care service solution to the Ras Laffan Power Company (RLPC) combined cycle power plant in the north of Qatar – a package solution comprising complete software, product and technical support.

Built in 2003, RLPC is an integrated power and water station, producing 756 Megawatt of electricity and 40 MIGD (Million Imperial Gallons per Day) of water, and uses ABB’s Infi-90 control system and ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus plant automation for its two steam turbines of Franco Tosi design. Crucially, the introduction of Power Generation Care will extend the control system’s life cycle, improve operator effectiveness and provide the customer with a number of important long-term benefits.

The RLPC plant needed to improve availability and ensure continuous operation by minimizing the loss of production resulting from control system failures. As plant revenues are linked to availability, the issue was compounded by a lack of hardware support and obsolescence of Windows NT.

Having supported the installation on an ongoing emergency needs basis, and in response to the need for a life cycle update, the Power Generation service team from ABB Middle East introduced the customer to the benefits of the newly launched Power Generation Care program, part of ABB’s comprehensive suite of life cycle support services for power generation facilities.

Subscription to Power Generation Care will ensure that the existing controller, communications, engineering tools and HMI platform is evolved to the latest versions and will continue to keep them updated during the program period, which is due to run until 2022.

The Power Generation Care contract will provide RLPC with software maintenance updates/upgrades, 24/7 remote support, preventive on-site support, spare parts, service to spare conversion, web access to online technical bulletins and information, training and evolution upgrades.

Main facts

Industry Power Generation           
Service Service agreements 
Customer Ras Laffan Power Company
Country Qatar, Middle East

ABB Power Generation Care service agreement

ABB Power Generation Care

ABB Power Generation Care delivers comprehensive life cycle support services to power generation and water assets, with the following benefits:
  • Increased availability and maximized reliability
  • Extended asset life
  • Improved functionality in operation and maintenance
  • Protection of financial and intellectual investment over five year program period
  • Minimum loss of production during implementation of upgrades

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