Fast service mobilisation helps Shanghai Electric bring Vinh Tan 2 live on schedule
Saft’s engineers delivered on-site inspection, rack modifications and training for critical backup battery plant within demanding timescales.
Vietnam’s Vinh Tan power station is a major new thermal power plant located on the country’s south eastern coast.
Vinh Tan 2 construction was completed in September 2014 by a Shanghai Electric Group led consortium.
Support to go online on schedule
Saft supplied 14 sets of SBM backup batteries and racks for Vinh Tan’s two 622 MW gensets.
The nickel-based batteries are designed to deliver up to three hours of power back up to ensure safe operation.
Shanghai Electric’s subcontractor Hubei Electric Engineering was responsible for battery installation and called on Saft to resolve a number of site issues to ensure that the plant was ready to enter safe and reliable operation on schedule.
- Practical advice on proper storage of batteries
- Modification of battery rack installation
- On-site review of Saft installation and operation instructions
- Training of local technicians on installation and commissioning
- Pool of certified technicians for high quality on-site service
- “On the job” training delivered on customer’s own equipment
- Available to be mobilized anywhere
- Operational on-site work initiated in 2 weeks time from the request
The solution: trouble-shooting and technical support
A Saft service engineer supported by a Saft certified local technician went to the site equipped with the proper tools and measurement instruments to investigate, to inspect the battery room and to resolve the identified outstanding issues. They also gave support on installation of battery racks and appropriate battery storage, and operation & maintenance level 1&2 activities.
Know-how for on-time delivery
By calling on the expertise of Saft’s service engineers, Shanghai Electric ensured that the battery installation was ready to enter service on time.
Saft’s fast service gave Shanghai Electric the confidence that Vinh Tan 2’s backup battery systems would be ready to enter operation on schedule. In addition, the specialist training ensured that Hubei Electric’s own team had the knowledge to complete the project to a high standard.Mr. Yu NIE Shanghai Electric
Saft’s vision for service
Saft has always been known for the quality of its products and technology. These are now complemented with quality and timely service of battery systems. Training, installation, maintenance, fleet management and e-supervision are all included under Saft’s growing ‘Service’ umbrella.
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