Since 1991, GfPA Switzerland has been providing automation, electrical equipment and engineering services for the construction of new gas turbines and combined cycle power plants, as well as maintenance and retrofit works for operating plants. GfPA services also expand to other types of industries such as oil and gas industry and waste incineration plants.
GfPA activities cover the entire range of project execution, from the initial conceptual design to turnover to the operators. GfPA provides support to its clients at every stage of a project.
GfPA Switzerland provides the following services for various plants and industries automation:
Our experience in the global power industry involves complete Turnkey control systems solutions and customized retrofits/modifications as well.
We typically perform conceptual and detail engineering; hardware selection and procurement; application software programming; testing (in the shop and on-site); the supply of complete control systems, including instrumentation, CPUs, HMI, information management, safety systems, etc.; worldwide start-up support; and simulator engineering.
GfPA can supply a wide range of electrical systems for power plants including Low Voltage, MV distribution and protection systems.
GfPA can perform various electrical engineering tasks, ranging from grid studies and conceptual engineering up to detail design and procurement. In addition, GfPA experts support worldwide start-ups, expansion, modifications, project management and consulting for your electrical systems.
In recent years we have expanded our crew with several excellent process engineers who are familiar with the gas turbine process and its control, as well as the various auxiliary systems of thermal power plants.
Combining this knowledge with our traditional strength in control and instrumentation (C&I), as well as giving our engineers the time and opportunity to develop new approaches to solve known shortcomings in existing plants, has yielded some very positive results for our customers.
We can offer our customers very effective support for their gas turbine and combined cycle power plants, including start-up, optimisation of operation, outages and troubleshooting.
Functional safety is our specialty. We supply emergency shutdown systems and SIL certified safety systems for industries (e.g. power plants, oil & gas, etc).
Our functional safety services consist of expert safety consultancy which starts from plant safety concepts up to detailed design of project-specific safety system architecture. Our services include the programming and testing of the protection system itself.
GfPA, as an authorised value provider and system integrator for ABB Control Systems, has excellent familiarity and proven on field experience with the company's systems. All the major ABB control systems, ranging from PLCs, P13, P14, Freelance, Advant up to the latest 800xA can be specified, programmed and supplied according to the client's project requirements.
GfPA engineers are conversant with other manufacturers control systems such as Siemens S7-PCS7, Mitsubishi Melsec, HIMA Safety System (GfPA is a certified integrator) and others.
GfPA offers turnkey solutions, conversion and upgrade services for all aspects of power plant automation and electrical systems. Our engineering, supplying, commissioning and consulting experience in power plants over the last two decades is the added value for our client's projects success. Feel free to send us your project inquiry.