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Solvina has finished the first island operation test on a Wärtsilä power plant with reciprocating engines in Hawaii, USA. The tests were performed in close collaboration with Wärtsilä to show the feasibility of island operation on one of their newly built power plants. It was demonstrated that the power plant could handle sudden load changes of up to about 23% of full load and keep the frequency within ±3 Hz, which can be seen as very promising results to ensure safe and stable operation of the expected islanded grid. Thank you Wärtsilä for another successful collaboration!
We would like to welcome Gustav Sondell as a new member of our Dynamics & Control team at Solvina. Gustav has recently finalized his Master Thesis project “Improved control strategies for primary frequency control in Swedish combined heat and power plants" at Solvina. The thesis investigated different control strategies that could be used to improve the frequency control performance. His knowledge in process design and control will be a most valuable contribution to our competence portfolio. We are looking forward to get to know you Gustav! Photo; Magnus Lenasson and Gustav Sondell.
Solvina has been assigned a frame agreement by Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration. The frame agreement covers project management and business development services to the operations department. We’re looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.
We would like to welcome Johan Falk as a new member of our Engineering Management team at Solvina. Johan’s expertise is functional safety and project management which will be a most valuable contribution to our competence portfolio. We are looking forward to get to know you Johan! In the photo Johan, to the right, is greeted by Björn Ivarsson.
HOLI is an Indian festival to celebrate spring, love and the victory of good over evil, also known as the "Festival of colours". At Solvina, we organized Holi celebration and enjoyed the day with colleagues by playing with colours, handshake with a hug and nonetheless, with a delicious Indian breakfast (Samosa, Namak Para and Tea). It’s the best way to add sweetness to the relationship, by sharing different cultures.
Solvina was invited to Mumbai to give a presentation to delegates from 38 factories in the Aditya Birla Group on the topic: ”Improved reliability for co-gen plants, by optimizing the dynamic performance”, on how Refineries, Pulp and Paper mills, Aluminum smelters and other heavy process industries, supplied by co-gen plants, can really benefit from a combination of advanced desktop dynamic simulations and live tests and tuning in order to increase the reliability of the steam and power generation. Presented by Peter Dahlström, Senior Advisor and Specialist in Dynamics & Control.
The Solvina team enjoys the winter sun and the “sisu” in the project at the site of TVO´s OL3. The new power plant will produce approximately 1600 MW of reliable and climate-friendly electricity. Solvina supports the OL3 project finalization and takeover preparations since 2013. The support consists of I&C Safety/Quality Assurance and Demonstration (SQAD), developing the overall Configuration Management (CM) and Design Authority function as well as Operational Readiness capabilities preparations and assessments. We are proud to take part in this challenging and important project with fantastic TVO, Finland to strengthen the Nordic power system with both dependable and environmentally adapted electricity production. Photo: TVO/Tapani Karjanlahti
Solvina continues with new steps to improve the power plant reliability of Vedanta Aluminium in Odisha, India. Testing and coordination of AVR and protection system logics shall further enhance the success rate for disturbance mitigation and island operation.