A contract for the comprehensive update of the process water treatment plant at the Prunéřov power station in north-western Bohemia was signed in February 2010 and following the passing of the mandatory environmental compatibility test in May, the realisation of this €10 million project can now proceed. Once again WABAG has been successful due to its in-depth competence and specialist expertise.
WABAG is to ensure the cost-efficient water supply of the Prunéřov power station, which has an output of 5MW x 210MW, by means of the comprehensive modernisation of the existing treatment plant. The water for the treatment plant is taken from a nearby river and then processed into high-purity, industrial water in the course of several process stages. These consist mainly of clarification, filtration, reverse osmosis, softening and demineralisation. The plant produces 3,600m³/day of boiler feed and condensate water, as well as 36,000m³/day of cooling water and thus secures the operation of the steam boilers. Appropriate water conditioning prevents deposits in the boiler pipes, and corrosion in the steam and condensate system is also minimised.
WABAG will be responsible for the turnkey realisation of the project and its services package includes documentation and the disassembly of the old plant, design and engineering, and the supply, construction and start-up of the updated plant technology. The work is to be completed while the power plant is in operation and the commissioning of the new water treatment system for the first unit is already scheduled for December 2010.
The customer is Královopolská RIA, which as the general contractor is responsible to the energy supplier CEZ for the complete overhaul of the power station.
WABAG is the WABAG Austria Group’s industrial water treatment plant competence centre and with this new order, the company has been able to further consolidate its leading position in its domestic market. Since its foundation in 1994, WABAG has completed over 100 plants in both the Czech Republic and other countries.