Spanish consortium appointed the Lithuanian company to install the fire fighting system at Lithuanian Power Plant new unit

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The Spanish consortium Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion has appointed Fima to be in charge of the fire fighting system installation at the up-to-date unit of Lithuanian Power Plant in Elektrėnai. The Lithuanian intelligent engineering solutions company will install highly reliable fire alarm and extinguishing systems to ensure the safe operation of the power plant in the event of fire.

“The Spanish consortium in charge of the construction of the unit is committed to quality standards and high requirements to subcontractors in respect of both, technologies and competency of specialists. Contribution to the implementation of this project provides the significant experience to our company known for various projects in strategic objects” – says Fima Business Development director Vytautas Zinkevičius.

The Spanish concern “Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion” has an agreement to complete the new ninth combined cycle gas turbine generation unit until 2012. Maximum possible number of Lithuanian companies should be involved in the project as required by the general contractor. According to Vytautas Zinkevičius, contract with Fima was signed after careful assessment and proof that Fima has the highest competence of installing fire fighting systems in the country.

Under the contract with consortium, until 2011 Fima will have to fully implement the fire fighting solution project starting with works design, supply of materials, installation, systems start-up, adjustment and ending with commissioning for responsible state institutions.

In the new power plant unit Fima will install fire alarm, gas detection system, water, gas and foam extinguishing systems. The entire extinguishing system will be automated and the equipment will extinguish the fire automatically.

The construction of the new power plant is funded by the European Union for closing of Ignalina NPP, the loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the loan from the consortium of the Lithuanian banks and funds of Lithuanian Power Plant.