Modular construction works for Nuon

Subcontracting for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Cofely Fabricom and its consortium partners are handling multi-technical installation works at the 1200 MW Nuon Magnum multi-fuel power plant. Once again, Cofely Fabricom ‘s expertise in modular construction in particular is proving invaluable.

In the still ongoing project – Nuon aims to start production in 2013 – Cofely Fabricom finished a set of modular prefabricated pipe racks (MPRs) at the construction yard in Antwerp. The MPRs will connect the seawater intake sections and the utilities and cooling water sections with three combined cycle power units.

Works on the yard and on the Nuon site Prior to on-site installation, the MPRs will be connected and pretested at Cofely Fabricom’s yard after which they will be divided again into 26 transportable units. Once delivered, they will be mounted on the foundations. Final testing will then take place after all the different piping spools and tracing circuits have been reconnected.

Based on innovative and sustainable technology, the Nuon power plant will generate electricity for two million households. It is designed to use different fuels such as gas, coal and biomass.

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