A transition to sustainable energy systems is underway across the globe. Sweco’s energy experts work across the entire energy supply chain. Focus is on how energy is produced, distributed where it’s needed, and consumed as efficiently as possible. The result is a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy supply.
Mechanical engineering in HEP projects covers an extensive field of operations ranging from turbines and valves to all types of auxiliary systems connected to power stations.
The potential of turbines can be complex, requiring a full understanding of power stations. Sweco employs efficient analysis and simulation software for calculating power, stability and life. When undertaking optimisation work we cooperate closely with our electrotechnology and building experts.
Our experiences acquired from suppliers and the engineering industry have provided us with definite advantages when equipment is checked by our workshops. It is even more important to follow up production when suppliers farm out certain aspects of their production processes to subcontractors.
We also assess root causes and check the condition of mechanical equipment at power stations and along watercourses. Mechanical equipment calculations are performed using 3D modelling and FEM analysis, or they are carried out manually for smaller, simpler structures.