Oct 2021 Lifetime extension study of a thermal power plant
ESE, in partnership with STREAM, has been awarded by CESI the lifetime extension study of a thermal power plant built in the early 2000s.
The aim of the study was also to investigate on the possible increase of the number of stops and start-ups of the plant, to be aligned with the new requirements of the energy market concerning energy production from fossil fuels.
An assessment on the status of the plant has been performed, in particular for the electro-mechanical part and the MV and HV distribution lines.
Moreover, the necessary corrective actions to achieve the desired improvements were identified at a design level and verified through a dedicated site visit.
Finally, the total investment cost and the financial return of such measures were quantified.