Despite getting no support or documentation from the OEM, Indian EPC contractor Kyros Power International FZE was able to refurbish and commission a power plant at an Iraqi steel-works. A complete DEIF control solution and competent support played an important role in getting the war-damaged STX engines of the plant back in operation.
When EPC contractor Kyros Power International FZE agreed to refurbish the power plant at a steel-works near the city of Erbil in Iraq, it was quite a challenge. The plant had been damaged in air raids during the 2003 war; of the original 12 STX engines, only half were now in what Kyros Director Anil Nalawade describes as “slightly workable condition”. Stored under the open sky for years since the war, the engines had taken further damage from the tough environmental conditions. As a result of theft, the control systems were gone, and no documentation – wiring diagrams, manuals, or drawings – was available.
Good experience prompts further cooperation
In short, the road to an operational power plant looked very long, but if anyone could complete the task, it was Kyros. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, with offices in the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh, the company refurbishes, operates, and maintains complete power plants. Its highly experienced personnel specialise in engine electrification, automation, and mechanics, and as such they were competent to carry out the mechanical renovation of the engines. For the project in Iraq, however, they needed a reliable partner for designing a new control system and turned to DEIF.
This was not the first time that Kyros and DEIF had overcome challenges together. The companies first joined forces some years ago when Kyros needed to replace faulty PLCs in some gas engines, and the OEM was unable to help. DEIF stepped in to help make the engines operational again. “That was at the back of my mind, and that’s the reason we selected DEIF here, too. We have a very good experience with DEIF”, says Anil Nalawade.