The commissioning of a hydroelectric power plant, regardless of its size, is a crucial and delicate step. Having some form of supervision offers an undeniable advantage in terms of quality and security. The example of Arnon Energie SA.
When the stakes of an operation becomes of major importance, having an external party to keep an eye on things is always an added-value. This is especially true when the supervisor is an expert in the field and puts his skills to use on a very regular basis. This is how HYDRO Exploitation, which regularly commissions hydroelectric power plants of all sizes, was recently entrusted with supervising and validating the commissioning of the power plant Arnon Energie SA in Vuiteboeuf (VD).
What tests need to be carried out? Who is responsible for what? To provide these services, HYDRO Exploitation developed technical standards based on the international standards in force and its many years of experience in commissioning plants.
It was possible to quickly detect and rectify certain faults at Vuiteboeuf that are inherent in this kind of work, thanks to HYDRO Exploitation’s methodical approach and skills. Once the work achieved, the client receives a report documenting the tests carried out.
The cost is largely offset
It should be noted that the cost of a supervisor for the commissioning of a plant is largely offset by the resulting added-value in the quality and reliability of the installations. Furthermore it guarantees the safety of the operation and the people for the future of the plant. With a flexible team at the ready, HYDRO Exploitation can intervene quickly in Valais and the rest of the country.