Drakken Successfully Completed FAT for Control System - For 16MW HFO Power Station, Guinea, Africa.

February 14, 2021

Drakken has been awarded the contract for the control system for an upstream fuel farm delivering fuel to a 16MW HFO power station in Guinea, Africa. The project scope includes all the field and control system engineering as well as site commissioning for the upstream portion of the fuel delivery and storage infrastructure related to automation. Control system architecture comprises of a central control room PLC with two field mounted remote I/O cabinets which will communicate over a multimode redundant (DLR) fibre optic backbone. Communication to the client's power plant control system will be established over Modbus TCP. 

End-customer required a considerable evolution of the control system architecture, with preference to Rockwell Automation's Compactlogix platform. Drakken's in house expertise on Rockwell Automation's System and with the support of a trusted local supply chain network in the UAE, Drakken expedited the fabrication and testing of the three panels to less than 10 weeks from Concept to Design to FAT. After successful completion of the Factory Acceptance Test, the Control Panels will land on-site and be commissioning by Drakken's Automation Engineers in March.

Increased productivity, reduced operational and maintenance costs, increased profitability, increased efficiency, and improved plant optimization are the common benefits realized by customers who use Drakken's expertise for their plant operations. Drakken's PMI certified Project Manager, Mr. Omar Asad firmly believes that the provided solution will assist the customer's transition towards full automation. Once completed, the project will ensure production stability for a longer period and will enable End-Customer to operate, maintain and stay up-to-date with the latest technology at lower operational costs. On Time, Every Time - Drakken Guaranteed.

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