Electrical & Automation Services – preventing the unexpected
Our Electrical & Automation Services include upgrade and retrofit solutions to improve the performance, extend the life and minimise the obsolescence risk of your existing assets. Our E&A Services also include everyday service, maintenance and repairs of electrification and automation systems.
We provide the energy, marine, oil and gas sectors with retrofit and upgrade solutions based on the following applications:
- Wärtsilä Machinery Controls
- Power Plant Automation & Electrical Power Distribution
- Vessel Automation & Electrical Power Distribution
- Offshore Process Automation & Electrical Power Distribution
Wärtsilä has the ability to serve you anywhere in the world using the extensive Wärtsilä service network and specialized E&A centres in Norway, UK, France and Singapore.
Why chose Wärtsilä for Electrical & Automation?
25 year track record in power plants, marine and offshore aftermarket needs Flexibility - independence from the main electrical suppliers.
Reducing your risk:
- Design and project management expertise for retrofits
- Power generation and engine knowledge
- Power distribution expertise
- Propulsion knowledge
- Lifecycle support commitment
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In daily operations the demand for power can change quickly – increase or decrease – and it requires control systems which are capable to act fast and automatically. The installations delivered 10 to 15 years ago do not necessarily meet today’s operation conditions, new grid codes and remote control requirements.
Upgrading automation system brings multiple benefits and prepares your plant for the future. Choosing Wärtsilä’s automation system gives you access to components and worldwide life cycle support through our global service network
Our scope of supply cover engineering, design, hardware, installation and commissioning, as well as training and services support.
- Plant automation upgrades
Wärtsilä HMI and Plant Automation upgrades optimise the operation and reliability of power plants and incorporate long-term lifecycle management. We provide tailor-made solutions from software upgrades to full automation modernisation packages.
- Ancillary grid services
Wärtsilä offers automation upgrades as support for power plant owners that need to comply with new grid codes or wish to provide additional remunerable ancillary services.
- Wärtsilä engine controls and automation
As lifecycle support for plant owners who want to extend the installation lifetime and reduce unplanned downtime risk of their plant, Wärtsilä offers UNIC retrofit solution which is based on the latest technology and is fully supported by our global service network. The solution is available for all power plants application equipped with Wärtsilä engines. Learn more on UNIC C3 upgrades and UNIC C2 engine control systems .
- Electrical audits
Wärtsilä offers a programme of electrical and operational audits that can be readily tailored to suit the installed equipment, the plant operational requirements and our customer’s needs. Learn more on electrical and automation audits .
- Power management and distribution upgrades and extensions
Wärtsilä offers modernization and extension of switchboards (from low voltage to medium voltage) meeting industry standards and requirements.
All the above solutions increase the installation’s reliability and productivity thus customers can avoid unplanned stops and unplanned maintenance.
Floating offshore installations demand very high levels of availability and dependability. The Oil & Gas target market, in our definition, includes drilling and production installations. The Electrical & Automation offering includes upgrade and turnkey modernisation solutions to improve the performance, efficiency and extend the life of your existing electrical and process automation plant. Our offering also includes everyday service and maintenance for production and drilling rigs. We also have the experience and capability to carry out extensive upgrade and conversion work on FPSO/FSO rigs and platforms.
- Wärtsilä engine controls and automation
Earlier Wärtsilä control systems are also reaching limits of their lifecycle support and for these systems we have pre-engineered solutions to minimise disruption to your operations. Learn more on UNIC C3 upgrades and UNIC C2 engine control systems .
- Power distribution upgrades and extensions
We design and build type approved marine switchboards to the highest IEC standards. We can also upgrade circuit breakers, bus bars and protection while retaining the existing steel enclosures. We also offer primary and secondary injection testing services for circuit breakers and protection relays.
- Power management, alarm and monitoring upgrades using our Integrated Automation System (Wärtsilä IAS, PMS and ICSS)
Many installations are operating today with obsolete and legacy automation systems used for alarm, monitoring and control. Wartsila offer a range of retrofits to modernise these legacy automation systems for a fully supportable platform.Learn more on Integrated Automation System.
- Efficiency improvement with our Wärtsilä LV and MV Variable Speed Drives
Application specific energy saving solutions based on our proven design. Learn more on energy efficiency for pumps and drives .
- Digital Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) and Excitation Retrofits
Replacement of obsolete systems to prevent loss of power generation and reduce downtime. Learn more on Automatic Voltage Regulators retrofit solutions .
- Electrical audits, health checks and maintenance agreements
Structured electrical survey from basic visual inspection to performance audit. Routine maintenance including injection testing of circuit breakers and relays. Learn more on electrical and automation audits .
- FPSO Conversions
FEED studies, turnkey project management and commissioning. Integrated engineering solutions for safety and automation systems including process control, F&G, FPSO IMS and power management and vessel automation, as well as field equipment.
Demand for natural gas, particularly in the form of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) continues to grow and the need for additional terminals and support for older terminals follows.
With Whessoe product offerings in our portfolio, we can offer market leading instrumentation systems for LNG, LPG and Oil terminals. We also can provide controls system upgrades for process and utility steam turbines typically found in oil refineries and chemical plants.