The new section at the Sund power plant, Station 3, is making good progress and is expected to be handed over to SEV in October 2019
At the Sund power plant, the new extension, Station 3, is starting to take shape and a trial run is scheduled for Autumn 2019. SEV is anticipated to officially take over the plant in October 2019.
The oldest and largest motors at the Sund power plant are nearing retirement. The plant is in critical need of an update if SEV is to continue to deliver uninterrupted electrical power from thermal and hydro, which are stable sources of energy. This will be done at the same time as the expansion on the green course continues.
Preparations for Station 3 started in 2014 through 2015 by developing ideas and agendas. During this time the Board was updated at regular intervals about the development of the project. At the Extraordinary Board Meeting on 30 September 2016 the Board was given permission and authorisation to
implement the ‘Expansion of the Sund power plant’ which was estimated to cost up to DKK 800 million.
On 14 June 2016 SEV and MAN signed a conditional agreement for supplying the motors and on 10 November 2016 SEV signed an agreement with BWSC to install technical equipment. SEV and Articon signed an agreement about development on 23 December 2016, and on 23 January 2017, the parties signed a contract regarding the construction of the plant building.
During the preparation phase, material was prepared for processing by the responsible authorities as well as a development plan for the main project was outlined.
Site development began in February 2017 by preparing the site for the extensive build. Excavation of the site started in April when the site was prepared for blasting. The first blast was set off on 24 May 2017, and the occasion was marked with a small get-together of Sund employees, SEV-staff and others with interest in the project.
In October 2017 the foundation was ready to cast and concrete was poured into the first form on 5 October 2017.
On 29 March 2017 the first of 4 motors was tested in Augsburg, Germany. The remaining 3 motors were supposed to be manufactured in August and September 2017. However because the motors and generators were not scheduled for instalment until June 2018, it was agreed to postpone production until April 2018.
The technical equipment for the fuel supply, lubricating oil, cooling water, and district heating will be installed in units in Wismar, Germany. The first of these units was tested at the factory on 9 January 2018. Two of the eight large motor mufflers were tested on 11 January 2018 in Coswig, Germany.
After a 60 day trial period, Station 3, will, if everything goes according to plan, be handed over to SEV.