Engineering, installation and commissioning chemical site

GIEC took care of the engineering, installation and commissioning for a chemical site in Ghent, Belgium.


Electrical design is the foundation of any electrical engineering project. Our team of EPLAN Certified Engineers was in charge of all the hardware engineering. For the necessary cable calculations, they worked with the Caneco software. The electrical package included:

  • 70 DOL-motors and 54 drives
  • Total power of 10 000 kVA
  • 1600 analog and 3000 digital I/O and 6 CPUs
  • 280 m electrical panels
  • 300 junction boxes
  • ATEX zones


After the necessary (mechanical) preparations in our own workshop in Lokeren (Belgium) and on site, our experienced electricians took care of the installation of a.o:

  • Field cabling of power and instrumentation for different zones of the plant:
    • 180 km of cables
    • 4500 connections
  • Secondary cable routes:
    • 3000 m of thick-walled galva tubes
    • 10 km of secondary cable ladders
  • 200 ATEX junction boxes
  • A medium voltage motor of 1 MW at 6 kV
  • 180 pieces of heat tracing in an ATEX environment for process and anti-freeze
  • A gas detection system with calibration lines for ± 80 detection points


In addition, our team also took on the commissioning:

  • the complete commissioning of the plant
  • the parameterization of the drives
  • I/O testing on HMI

An extensive project that we were able to bring to a successful conclusion thanks to the pooling of our various areas of expertise, good communication and teamwork.

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