Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Time

After a nice but busy week on site I gave myself a relaxing rest on Sunday at the beach of Rockanje -> Rockanje Beach. Although it had only 12 degree Celsius it felt like 20 or more in the direct sun. I had nearly forgotten how delicious a coffee can be, when you are not only spending 2 minutes with it like on site usual. Spring can come...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Site Overview and Aux Burner

Both Heat Recovery Steam Generators are now in the transition phase between Erection and Commissioning. Site looks like this on a sunny day.

In the background on the right side you can also imagine the machine hall and the warm water boilers (three of them) right in front.

The following picture gives you an impression of the natural gas burner of the Aux Boiler in operation. The capacity of the Aux Boiler is over 20 tons of saturated steam per hour what enables a simultaneous start of the two lines of the CCPP.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

First Impressions

Sorry for not taking care of my readers and for stressing their nerves not writing new posts. However, below some first impressions from site and my new home in Brielle.

For traveling to the Netherlands i decided to split the car drive into two parts with an overnight stop in N├╝rnberg. 1200km is a lovely distance, even when you are not stuck in traffic jams....and it looked always like this:

On 1st March 2011 was the handover of my new flat from the Landlord to me. I will not repent my consideration to rent a nice flat right outside of Brielle at the outer harbour. Here is how it looks like when standing on the terrace:

First works on site to be done was the hot commissioning from the Auxiliary Boiler which is necessary to start the complete plant for operation. The first visible signs to the neighborhood that the CCPP is now in commissioning phase.