Siemens digitalization solutions to connect Vedanta’s power plant fleet in India
Siemens will help Vedanta connect its power plant assets at Talwandi Sabo Power Plant in Punjab and Bharat Aluminum Company Limited in Chhattisgarh.business Updated: May 17, 2017 17:14 IST
Siemens has announced that it has secured an order for Digital Fleet Center Solution from Vedanta Ltd., India’s leading natural resources company to connect its power plant assets at Talwandi Sabo Power Plant (TSPL) in Punjab and Bharat Aluminum Company Limited (BALCO) in Chhattisgarh.
Digitally linking these critical power units to Vedanta’s monitoring station will serve to analyze huge amounts of fleet data for continuous monitoring and diagnostics of these assets. This will enable proactive maintenance to help reduce unplanned outages, thereby, optimizing costs and increasing availability of Vedanta’s power assets. Siemens will initially provide three years of maintenance and service support to help ensure continued reliability and operational performance.
As an established global leader in the advancement of digitalization across a wide variety of industries, Siemens has developed comprehensive Digital Fleet Center Solutions that enable power plant fleet operators to seamlessly connect their power generation assets (turbines, generators, boilers and balance of plants), and leverage the power of vast amount of data generated by these machines.
“Innovation and Sustainability are at the core of the strategy of Vedanta. As a part of that thrust, Vedanta uses digital technology extensively in mining but also in increasing reliability and output of our plants and equipment. Vedanta intends to intensify the use of digital further, to optimize but also for breakthroughs,” said CEO - Diversified Metals (India), Vedanta Limited, Samir Cairae.
“For our power plants, we would use digital technology to increase availability, to do predictive maintenance and to better manage our fuel feeds. This will also enable us to monitor critical functions of Vedanta¹s power plants in real time by using the richness and intelligence of digital information,” added Cairae.
“As a provider of integrated digitalization solutions across the production value chain, Siemens is delighted to partner Vedanta in its continuous journey of modernization of its power assets across India. Digitalization has a huge role to play in India’s demand for reliable, efficient and clean power, due to the increasing urbanization and industrialization. We look forward to this and future collaborative opportunities that will contribute to India’s sustainable progress,” said Head Power Generation Services, Siemens Limited, Prashant Jain.
Over the past years, Siemens’ remote diagnostic engineers have gathered data from thousands of machines across the globe. The Remote Diagnostic Centers (RDCs), in the last year alone, generated a large number of Proactive Notifications; 40 percent of which avoided forced outages and 20 percent transformed forced outages into planned activities.
As a pioneer in the rapid growth of digitalization, Siemens is well-positioned to provide the digital solutions, experience and know-how these companies seek to help them manage costs and improve the availability of their energy assets.