ABB to Improve Mugla Power Plant Efficiencies in Turkey
ABB has signed a contract with Yatagan Termik Santrali Enerji Uretim AS, one of the biggest independent power producers 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, ABB AbilitySystem 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 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.