One of the major projects implemented this year by MPOWER Engineering, a.s. Was the delivery of the valves for the construction of a new municipal waste incineration plant near Krakow in Poland. The investor of the event was the company Krakowski Holding Komunalny S.A., EPC contractor was South Korean company POSCO E&C, for which it is also its first project in the region. The incinerator is located in the industrial area Nowa Huta on the eastern outskirts of Krakow.
It is a modern type of equipment that is now commonly named the “devices for energy recovery” (Waste to Energy – WtE). The incinerator therefore is not used for simple disposal of municipal waste, but also to produce electricity and heat. The equipment will be able to burn waste with a capacity of nearly 700 tons per day. Planned output of the equipment is 35 MWt, or 8 MWe. The total investment amounts to approximately EUR 150 million, of which nearly 60% is covered by EU subsidies.
The company MPOWER Engineering, a.s. acts in the project as a subcontractor of part of the valves. Preparation of the project began in spring of 2014, when the MPOWER actively participated in the revision of the technical solution. Own production of valves was begun in early 2015. The goods were shipped between March and June of this year.
Delivery consists solely of the valves controlled by actuators, both electric and pneumatic. The largest delivered valves were shut-off butterfly valves type K06. These are the soft sealing butterfly valves with double eccentricity, designed by the MPOWER engineers. Part of the solution is the butterfly valves with the diameters DN150 to DN800 equipped with electric actuators AUMA or pneumatic actuators AIRTORQUE. Further, also the shut-off gate valves were supplied, as of conventional cast structure (type K03) so as forged valves (type K02), with the diameters ranging from DN65 to DN600. The gate valves are controlled exclusively by the AUMA actuators. Several actuators are equipped with a control unit that allows controlled opening / closing of the valves so as to minimize any shock in the piping, which would otherwise be caused by inertia of the media. At the customer’s request, on valve is equipped with uninterruptible power supply power supply (UPS), which ensures the specified number of cycles in case of the power failure. The rest of the delivered assortment consisted of the shut-off valves and a number of smaller ball valves. The entire assortment has been delivered according to EN standards.
These days, gradual recovery of the individual parts of the supplied equipment is being performed so as to put the entire facility into operation in the coming months.
The company MPOWER Engineering, a.s. as the annual main partner, will participate in the 10th International Conference All for Power, which will take place on November 26-27 at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague.
This year’s conference theme is again focused on the nuclear and conventional power plants in the context of the planned construction or modernization of existing sources. Conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of traditional products and services to contractors. All participants are cordially invited to visit the MPOWER stand.
The aim of the conference organized by the AF POWER agency a.s is creating a place for meetings of investors and suppliers and mapping of real possibilities and expectations of both groups.
Main topics of this year’s conference:
planned projects / investments in nuclear power in the EU and in the world
Implemented and planned projects / investments in conventional energy in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
industrial power system
EU directives and the impact on technology innovation in heating industry
foreign block – presentation of attractive foreign market
Representatives of the company MPOWER Engineering, a.s. are again participating the next, already 14th annual International energy, electro-technical and engineering fair trade and Power Industry Forum POWER KAZAKHSTAN, which will be held from October 27 to 29, 2015 in the former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty.
The exhibition will again be held at the fairgrounds Atakent International Exhibition Centre. POWER KAZAKHSTAN is the industry’s largest and most popular event in the whole Central Asia.
Kazakhstan is planning significant investments in upgrading its entire energy sector. There are 18 GW of installed capacity, of which 88% is produced by thermal power stations and 12% by hydroelectric power plants. Kazakhstan has no own nuclear facilities, but given the largest uranium production in the world the state would like to invest into the construction of the nuclear block. It also envisages the strengthening of the energy sector, construction and modernization of coal-fired power plants, which are in very poor condition. For these reasons, Kazakhstan offers significant potential for the future and therefore represents for us an interesting business destination with many investment opportunities.
MPOWER representative will attend discussion meetings “60 years of nuclear power in the CR: What’s next?”. The meeting which is part of the series “Energy Security of the Czech Republic” organized by the Institute for Public discussion will take place on September 18, 2015 in the premises of Prague Marriott Hotel. At the meeting, MPOWER will be represented by the Commercial Director, Mr. Miloslav Franek.
On September 18, 2015, in the premises of Prague Marriott Hotel there will be held another meeting of the series “Energy Security of the Czech Republic: guaranteed supply of energy for granted?” organized by the Institute for public discussion in cooperation with the weekly Ekonom. The main topic will be “60 years of nuclear power in the Czech Republic: What’s next?” The meeting will be started with the foreword of the deputy editor of the weekly Ekonom, David Tramba. Then, the Chairwoman of the State Office for Nuclear Safety Dana Drábová will speak on the topic “Role of the use of the nuclear in the development of modern civilization.” On the contribution of nuclear energy and industry for the Czech economy will talk Břetislav Nitka, Director of Vítkovice ÚAM a.s. Then František Pazdera, former CEO and the Chairman of the ÚJV Řež, a. s. will speak on the topic “Use of nuclear power apart from energy”. Peter Závodský, Director of the department of construction of nuclear power plants, ČEZ, a.s. will speak on new technologies of nuclear power plants and 30 years of Dukovany NPP and 15 years of Temelin NPP. His speech will be followed by the panel discussion which will be attended by all the previous speakers and Lubomír Sklenka, Head of the Department of Nuclear Reactors in the Technical University in Prague, Tomas Rychtařík, Director of the state enterprise DIAMO and Josef Běláč, Executive Director of ALVEL a.s. Finally, the entire meeting will be followed by drink reception and informal meeting of all concerned.
For the company MPOWER, the Commercial Director Miloslav Franek will meet all participants.